French/Italian Diction: Luisa Mauro-Partridge

In Milan, Luisa Mauro Partridge obtained her diploma in lyrical singing and the specialisation in Mélodie and Lied. In Paris, she perfectioned her technique with Mireille Alcantara and the Baroque Repertoire with Gloria Banditelli and René Clemencic. Helmut Deutsch and Christa Ludwig instructed her in the German Lied repertoire and Michel Sénéchal in the French repertoire.

She has collaborated with conductors such as G. Neuhold, P.Fournillier, Y.David, A. Ceccato, R. Gandolfi, M. De Bernard and M. Laus, and performed in Falstaff, Nabucco, Traviata, I Promessi sposi (Ponchielli), Carmen, Mme Butterfly, Die Zauberflöte, Il matrimonio segreto, Il Re (Giordano) and Les Diables de Loudon (Penderecki).

She has showcased her extensive concert repertoire at major festivals around Europe as well as in Asia and has sung Ravel´s Schéhérazade on a tour through Israel.

In the context of the Gershwin-Year, she sang some of the finest songs of the American composer during a live broadcast by the Italian radiostation R.A.I. She was invited by Stéphane Goldet and Radio France to « L´atelier des chanteurs » where she performed, together with the pianist Jeff Cohen, the works of Schumann, Berg and Partridge.

For the record label Stradivarius she recorded the Beethoven´s Missa Solemnis.

Luisa Mauro Partridge teaches phonetics and diction for French repertoire at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan. She has also hosted workshops for singers in Italian language at the music faculty of the University of Toronto (Canada). In 2007 and 2008, she worked as a voice teacher at the Summer programme (C.O.S.I.) for advanced and developing singers, pianists and instrumentalists organised in Sulmona (Italy) by the Faculty of music of the University of Toronto.

She taught at the “Laboratory for singers and collaborative pianists” in collaboration with Umberto Finazzi for the International course for advanced musical training in Bobbio-Italy

As the artistic director of “Nei Stëmmen” in Luxembourg, she organizes summer masterclasses for singers and collaborative pianists.

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