On November 24, she took part as great perfomer to the “Grande Concerto Lirico”, organised by the G.Verdi society of Lugo, at its multi-purpose hall, achieveing rosounding outcome from both audience and critics. Attilia Tartagni in her review, shows grat appreciacion by writing: “Mezzosoprano Cristina Guarino combines her innate thetrical ability with her consolidated professionalism in the roles of the gipsy “Azucena”, “Carmen” and “Dalila”,emblematic example of feminine seduction which she makes it her own. The aria “Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix”, by Camille Saint-Saens from “Samson et Dalila” is the cheval de bataille for mezzosopranos, it’s the manifesto of a love that the woman doesn’t really feel and its bound to dominate and destroy the biblical hero, an irrisistible and fatal chant just like the one of the Sirens of the “Odissey”, and thats exaclty how Guarino made it.
The San Rocco Lyryc Choir of Bologna, directed by M.o Marialuce Monari , took part among other artists. Piano accompaniment by Kaori Suzuki. Hosted by Franscesca Frascari.
On march 27, she achieved resounding success at the Claudio Abbado Municipal Theatre of Ferrara, during the Recital Opera Event “Diritti all’Opera” organized by Ado Association of Ferrara in collaboration with the Un’s United Planet Foundation. In the recital, the various pieces of lyrical repertoire were intertwined by the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human rights, emblematically represented by 30 children. On stage were the sopranos Yulia Merkudinova, Omo Bello and the mezzosoprano Cristina Guarino who performed the famous arias : “Stride la vampa” of G.Verdi, “Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix”of C.Saint- Saens, “Acerba voluttà’’ of F.Cilea, “Voi lo sapete o mamma” of P.Mascagni, ”Habanera” of G.Bizet. Grand finale with “Brindisi” from Giuseppe Verdi’s Traviata performed by the three singers together, with huge success and enthusiasm from the audience.
Simonetta Tancredi at the piano. Direction and narrative voice by Ivan Suen.
On July 5 , still during the show “Notturni in musica alla Corte della Duchessa”, in the historical garden of the Royal Palace of Colorno in Parma, she performed the role of mamma Lucia in P.Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, obtaining a remarkable outcome from audience.
Other performes: Ille Saar (Santuzza), Andrea Bianchi (Turiddu), Marco Danieli (Alfio), Angela Gandolfo (Lola).
City of Ferrara Orchestra and Quadriclavio Choir of Bologna both directed by M.o Lorenzo Bizzarri. Direction by Eddy Lovaglio.
On June 29, during the show “Notturni in musica alla Corte della Duchessa”, in the historical garden of the Royal Palace of Colorno in Parma , she performed the role of Azucena in G.Verdi’s Il Trovatore, achieving big success.
Other performes: Daria Masiero (Leonora), Orfeo Zanetti (Manrico), Dante Roberto Muro (Ferrando), Antonella di Giacinto (Ines) , Giuseppe di Giacinto (Ruiz).
Parma’s Opera Choir, directed by M.o Emiliano Esposito.
City of Ferrara Orchestra directed by M.o Lorenzo Bizzarri. Direction by Eddy Lovaglio.
On December 10, as a result of the huge success of audicence and critics for the performance in the role of Fenena at Rossini Theatre in Lugo di Romagna (Ra), she was invited to sing at an important Opera Concert Event at the municipal polyvalent hall in Bagnara di Romagna, for the conferment of the” 36th Mascagni d’Oro” award that for the current edition, was assigned to the baritone Alberto Mastromarino by the Mascagnano Committee under the auspecies of the town of Bagnara. On the stage of Bagnara’s municipal polyvalent hall, next to the awarded one, the soprano Anna Valdetarra, the mezzosoprano Cristina Guarino and the tenor Giorgio Caruso, accompanied by Enrico Zucca at the piano.
The Event was presented by Matia Galli.
The critic review writes: Very appreciated was Cristina Guarino, able to understand the dramatic character of Azucena in Verdi’s Trovatore as well the irresistible and seductive Dalila in “Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix” mezzosopranos favourite sublime aria by Saint-Saens.
On November 12, she performed the role of Fenena in Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco at the Rossini Theatre in Lugo (Ra) with the City of Ferrara Orchestra, directed by M.o Lorenzo Bizzarri, with the collaboration of San Rocco Lyric Choir of Bologna conducted by M.o Marialuce Monari and the direction of Alberto Umbrella.
Other interpreters: Andrea Zese (Nabucco), Francesco Ellero D’Artegna (Zaccaria), Raffaella Battistini (Abigaille), Gianni Leccese (Ismaele), Chiara Mazzei (Anna), Lorenzo Malagola Barbieri ( High Priest ) and Paolo Gabellini (Abdallo).
On April 25, she performed the role of mamma Lucia at the Bonci Theatre Cesena in P.Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, with the City of Ferrara Orchestra conducted by M.o Francesco Di Mauro, and directed by internationally known Giammaria Romagnoli.
The event involved the participation of the Maria Callas Choir (City of Cesena) directed by M.o Lorenzo Bizzarri and the well know professional actress Elina Nanna; at the beginning of the opera, Nanna acted the desperation of Santuzza performing an independent written work based on the narration of the Verga’s novel, of the same name. The text had been written and edited by the critic and musicologist Edoardo Farina.
Other roles: Raffaella Battistini (Santuzza), Leonardo Gramegna (Turiddu), Omar Camata (Alfio) and Giulia Tenuta (Lola).
Huge success for the whole cast and thunderous applauses from the audience.
On November 21, the most beautiful opera arias of italian melodrama, on staged on the stage of the Politeama Theatre in Adria (Ro) “ Opera in Adria”.
Under the spotlights of the stage the tenor Maècio Gomes, the soprano Claudia Pavone, the mezzosoprano Cristina Guarino and the baritone Andrea Cortese, accompanied piano by M.o Gerardo Felisatti. The texts and the scenic narration are entrusted to Daniele Nuovo.
On November 25, the Association Ado of Ferrara (Oncology home care) honoured Giuseppe Verdi at the Ferrara Comunale Theatre in the big Opera Concert “Tribute to G.Verdi” in the Bicentennial of his birth. The event started off the project of the “Relief House”, a structure that provides free assistance to people affected by Als in the ferrarese territory.
The Concert hosted some of the greatest artists of the international lyric panoama such as the mezzosoprano Cristina Guarino , performing with deep intensity and drama the role of Azucena in the main arias and gaining a huge success and various standnig ovations by the audience and the cristics. Many applauses and ovations were as well for the artists siging together in the famous quartet of Rigoletto “Bella figlia dell’amore” and Brindisi from the Traviata. The Artists were accompanied by the Sanremo Symphonic Orchestra and by the City of Ferrara Orchestra, both directed by the M.o Stefano Romani.
Saint Spirito Polyphonic Choir of Ferrara, directed by the M.o Francesco Pinamonti.
Guest star famous italian actor Enzo Decaro.
In july and august, she will be engaged in the Italian Tour of Aida of G.Verdi in the role of Amneris and again in the Opera Gala for the Bicentennial of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi withe the great Chernivtsi Philarmonic Society Orchestra, direceted by the Conductors: M.o Yosyph Sozanskyy, M.o Susanna Pescetti and M.o Lorenzo Castriota Skanderberg for Aida of G.Verdi , she sings in the role of Amneris, for the Casamari Abbey Opera Festival (Frosinone).
On 22nd and 23rd february and on 1st march, she is engaged in a Tour in Italy, for the Bicentennial of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi: the” Opera Gala” that took place in Barletta Curci Theatre, Padua Geox Theatre and Fasano (Brindisi) Kennedy Theatre , with a world famous cast , such as the soprano Francesca Patane’, the tenor Paolo Antognetti, the mezzosoprano Cristina Guarino, the baritone Marco Chingari and the soprano Larissa Yudina. The whole Cast , was magistrally accompanied by the Chernivtsi Philarmonic Society Orchestra, together with the Traetta Opera Choir direceted by M.o Yosyph Sozanskyy in Barletta and Fasano and by the Rimini Opera Choir in Padua.
Three Events that obtained a huge audience approval and copious standing ovations, in particular for Cristina Guarino at the Geox Theatre in Padua after performing the aria “Condotta ell’era in ceppi”, the well-known story Azucena’s of Il Trovatore of G.Verdi. Cristina Guarino was also praised by the critics as one of the Best Verdian Performers.
On 20 November, at the Rossini Theatre in Lugo di Romagna (Ra), she played the role of Ulrica in the opera Un ballo in maschera of G.Verdi.
Orchestra Conductor M.o Fabrizio Milani , getting great success.
On 21 July, she sang at Villa Bolasco in Castelfranco Veneto featuring Tenor, Soprano and Baritone, in a Verdian Concert for the 150th Anniversary of the Italian Unit.
Concert for Orchestra, Solos and Choir, accompanied by the Donetsk National Orchestra and the Liric Choir of S.Giovanni of Verona; Orchestra Conductor M.o Maffeo Scarpis.
On 6 March, at the “Ridotto” of the Ferrara Comunale Theatre, she sang arias and duets, in a lyric concert for mezzosoprano and tenor. Lyric pieces from the following operas:
Un ballo in maschera of G.Verdi (Ulrica) , Il Trovatore of G.Verdi (Azucena) , Aida of G.Verdi (Amneris) , Samson et Dalila of C.S.Saens (Dalila) , Adriana Lecouvreur of F.Cilea (Princess of Bouillon) and Carmen of G.Bizet (Carmen).
Piano accompaniment by M.o Fabrizio Milani.
2009 – 2010
Once again Guest Singer, she acted the role of Zita in Gianni Schicchi of G.Puccini set in Tripcovich All Trieste directed by the M.o Alessandro Svab.
She held, moreover, a Lyric Recital for the 2009 Concert Season “Opera e Dintorni” by the “Amici della Musica G.Frescobaldi” in collaboration with Ferrara Comunale Theatre, singing areas from: Un Ballo in maschera of G.Verdi (Ulrica), Il Trovatore of G.Verdi (Azucena), Don Carlo of G.Verdi (Eboli), Adriana Lecouvreur of F.Cilea (Princess of Bouillon), Samson et Dalila of C.S.Saens (Dalila), Cavalleria Rusticana of P.Mascagni (Santuzza) and Carmen of G.Bizet (Carmen), accompanied at the piano by Nadia Fanzaga.
Lyric Concert at the Comunale Theatre Ferrara, accompanied at the piano by Micaela Tiozzo;
Subsequently invited to sing at the Alighieri Theatre Ravenna, together with international famous Artists, for the “Gala della Voce”, on occasion of the International Conference of Speech Therapy “La Voce Artistica” by doctor Franco Fussi.
Concert presented by Michele Mirabella. Piano accompaniment by Sabrina Avantario, Roberta Ropa, flute Francesca Canali.
She received the Career “Narnia Award “at the Narni Opera Festival, as emerging artist of proven talent and professionalism who has distinguished herself in recent years on the occasion of the Lyric Simphonic Concert “Theatre for the life”: a charity evening to support the “Save the children” project about Ethiopian issue, in which she sang arias from the verdi repertoire together with other famous Artists. The concert was accompanied by the Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir of “Banatul” Timisoara, directed by M.o Francesco Chirivi’. The event was presented by Ramona Badescu.
Later she is invited to sing, as Italian Guest Singer in South Korea in the role of Azucena. During the Opening Show of Il Trovatore of G.Verdi, at the Gwangju Opera Theatre (South Korea), she collects the great enthusiasm of the Korean audience and collecting the important approbation of the Korean critics, for her stage musical interpretation of the role and for her mezzosoprano drama voice that gave its best in the character of Azucena.
Again in the Azucena role in Italy in Il Trovatore of G.Verdi, at the Rossini Theatre in Lugo di Romagna (Ra), under the direction of M.o Fabrizio Milani.
Born in Trieste, she made her debut at a very young age at the Giuseppe Verdi Theatre Trieste, in J.Strauss’ Wiener Blut , directed by M.o Uwe Theimer with the Director Filippo Crivelli, in the role of Lisi and in Werther by J.Massenet in the role of Katchen, directed by M.o Tiziano Severini with the Director Fausto Cosentino.
After finishing her studies and singing improvement, she began her artistic career in Italy and Abroad in different Theatres e Festivals, collecting a great approval from the audience and the critics in her debuts as Main Character in the following Operas: Il Trovatore of G.Verdi (Azucena), Nabucco of G.Verdi (Fenena), Aida of G.Verdi (Amneris), Un ballo in maschera of G.Verdi (Ulrica), Gianni Schicchi of G.Puccini (Zita) and Cavalleria Rusticana of P. Mascagni ( mamma Lucia e Lola).
Extremely appreciated for her musicality, her verdi’s drama voice and for her great scenic temperament, under the direction of several by many Conductors and Directors , both in Italy and Abroad, with which she collaborates, among which: M.o Leone Magiera in Concert Productions at the Ferrara Comunale Theatre and in Modena.
Work in different collaborations with many Conductor: M.o Frank Ausenek, M.o Stelvio Cipriani, M.o Alfonso Caiani, M.o Fabrizio Milani, M.o Francesco Chirivi’, M.o Maffeo Scarpis, M.o Alessandro Svab, M.o Yosyph Sozanskyy with the l’Orchestra Chernivtsi Philarmonic Society at the Gran Theatre Geox of Padova, Theatre Curci of Barletta and at the Theatre Kennedy of Fasano, M.o Susanna Pescetti, M.o Lorenzo Castriota Skanderberg , M.o Stefano Romani, M.o Francesco Di Mauro, M.o Lorenzo Bizzarri. Work in different collaborations with many Directors among which: Ivan Suen, Fausto Cosentino, Filippo Crivelli, Beppe de Tomasi, Giammaria Romagnoli, Alberto Umbrella, Eddy Lovaglio and works, in several collaborations with Mrs Marta Lantieri well-kwown International Director of Wiener Staatsoper.
She sang in Worldwide vision Tele Pace, for the Vatican, world premiere at the Auditorium San Patrignano (Rimini) the” Missa Solemnis” by Stelvio Cipriani, directed by Maestro Cipriani him self with Parma’s Arturo Toscanini Foundation Orchestra and Choir.
She recorded for Rai Arias from the Opera Repertoire, beside she recorded arias for the Slovenian Television accompanied by the Labacencis Orchestra of Ljubljana (Slovenia) directed by the M.o Frank Ausenek.
She has a notable Concert Activity in Italy and Abroad in different Theatres, Prestigious Halls and Music Associations, where she works close to many Conductors.
She was invitated to hold an important Recital at the Maribor Opera Theatre (Slovenia); subsequently engaged in an Opera Concert on the occasion of the “Notte Bianca” at the Rome Opera Theatre, again in a Opera Concert at the Viminale in Rome.
Piano accompaniment by M.o Sergio La Stella.
HIGH LEVEL IMPROVEMENT COURSES at :
Worgl’s Academia Vocalis Tirolensis (Austria) with Maestro Kurt Widmer
International Lyric Academy “Katia Ricciarelli” in Parma
Mozarteum Salzburg (Austria) with Maestro Elio Battaglia
Theater Giuseppe Verdi of Busseto (Parma) :
“Mythos” Course for Verdian Solo Singers promoted by the Arturo Toscanini Foundation, Parma, releasing:
CERTIFICATE OF SUPERIOR COMPETENCE
by the Emilia-Romagna Region by the Arturo Toscanini Foundation of Parma for the High Level Training and High Level Work
Description of the Lyric Singing Studies:
She studied and improved Lyric Singing with the following Famous Masters: M.o Ettore Campogalliani, Mrs Rina Malatrasi, Mrs Fedora Barbieri, M.o Arrigo Pola, M.o Leone Magiera and M.o Alain Billard.
She improved her skills with M.o Elio Battaglia at the Salzburg Mozarteum (Austria); with M.o Kurt Widmer at the Academy of Basel (Switzerland) and also at the Worgel’s Academia Vocalis Tirolensis (Austria); with Mrs Eva Novsak Mezzosoprano at the Academy of Ljubljana (Slovenia) ; with Katia Ricciarelli High Specialization Course in Milan and also at the International Lyric Academy of Katia Ricciarelli in Parma.
She attend a High Improvement Internship Courses at the Verdi Theatre in Busseto as parto of the ”Mythos Course” of the Parma’s Arturo Toscanini Foundation with: M.o Alain Billard, M.o Eugenio Furlotti, M.o Stefano Seghedoni, M.o Sebastiano Rolli, Renato Bruson, Virginia Zeani, Leo Nucci and Placido Domingo.
Stage Art with Beppe De Tomasi for : Il Trovatore of G.Verdi in the role of Azucena, Aida of G.Verdi in the role of Amneris and Adriana Lecouvreur of F.Cilea in the role of Princess Bouillon.
In Trieste she prepared music scores together with Conductor M.o Nicolo’ Pertot.
“Gian Battista Velluti” Intenational Contest in Dolo (Venice) “ 3° Prize ”
“Mythos” International Contest announced by the Eu and by Emilia Romagna Region for a Superior Training Course for Verdian Solo Singers, promoted by the Arturo Toscanini Foundation of Parma
The First International Liric Contest Msc of “Bel Canto”