Biography

Professional training

The Italian soprano Francesca Pusceddu was born in Sardinia in 1994. 

 

She started her musical studies in 2005 at the Conservatorio G.P. da Palestrina in Cagliari, where in 2015 she graduated in violin with 9/10 in the class of Marco Ligas. 

 

Meanwhile she develops an interest for singing, joining the class of the Contralto Bernadette Manca di Nissa.

 

From 2015 Francesca lives in the Netherlands, where in 2019 she graduated Summa cum Laude in singing at the Prins Claus Conservatorium in Groningen, in the class of Hanneke de Wit with whom she continues to study together with pedagogue Margreet Honig.

 

Francesca received precious advices from teacher like: Valerie Guillorit and Marcel Boone for the vocal technique, Paul Triepels e Tanya Aspelmeier for breathing, Elsina Jansen e Maria Paola Viano for drama, Hans Eijsackers e Eelko Molenaar  for the lieder repertoire, Pieter Jan Belder and Nico van der Meel for the baroque repertoire.

Performing

As a soloist she performed in several venues in the Netherlands and in Italy such as, amongst the others, at the Muziekgebouw, the Concertgebouw and De Spiegel, accompanied by orchestras and chamber ensembles. 

 

Francesca made her Opera debut in 2017, in the role of Musetta in La Bohème, directed by Sybrand van der Werf. In the review from del Dagblad van het Noorden they wrote of her: 

 

  “Francesca Pusceddu stole the show in her first role as the sweet and sometimes exploding Musetta” 

 

In 2019 she was part of the Young Artist Program “Jonge Grote Zangers” (Amsterdam), thanks to whom she was given the opportunity to open the concert of Christian Gerhaher at the Muziekgebouw.

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​As a prizewinner in the Ente Concerti “Marialisa de Carolis” in Sassari, she recently made her Italian opera debut as Clorinda in Rossini’s La Cenerentola.

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Since September 2019 Francesca has been selected to be part of the Dutch National Opera Academy with whom in 2020 she was Beth in “Little Women” by M. Adamo. 

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Francesca's next engagements include Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore with Opera2day at the Stadsschouwburg in Utrecht and, in the DNOA productions, she will be Cleopatra in Cesare e Cleopatra by Graun, La Fée in Cendrillon by Viardot and Adele in Die Fledermaus by Strauß.