Mara Zampieri

Mara Zampieri (born 30 January 1951 in Padua)[1] is an operatic soprano. She trained at Padua Conservatory.

She has performed in the opera houses of Europe, including Milan, London, Berlin, Munich, Paris, Zurich, Madrid, Barcelona and Vienna; also in San Francisco, New York, Buenos Aires, and Tokyo. She has performed in more than fifty operatic roles, including twenty-one in operas by Verdi.

She favors Italian but she also famously performed in the title role of Richard Strauss's Salome.[2]

She can be seen on video as Lady Macbeth opposite Renato Bruson, and as Minnie in The Girl of the Golden West.[3]

Notes and references

  1. Warrack and West (1996); Kennedy and Bourne (2007)
  2. Kennedy and Bourne (2007). According to the biography on her official website she was the first Italian singer to perform the role in the original German in Vienna.
  3. IMDb


  • IMDb, Mara Zampieri
  • Hoffman, Sarah, "Mara Zampieri: A Tribute to Verdi", Opera Today, 10 May 2005
  • Kennedy, Michael and Bourne, Joyce (eds.), "Mara Zampieri", The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 2007. (republished on
  • Warrack, John Hamilton and West, Ewan, "Zampieri, Mara", The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Opera, Oxford University Press, 1996. ISBN 0-19-280028-0

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