Eufemia Tufano undertook her musical studies at Conservatoire of Salerno, where she graduated. She specialized in baroque music with Maestro Antonio Florio, at the Conservatoire of San Pietro a Maiella.
She also pursued further studies with S. Segalini P. Grassi at the Academy of Martina Franca, S. Lowe, Robert Kettelson.
She has developed her musical versatility by the continuous collaboration with the Festival of Valle d’Istria in Martina Franca, where she played numerous concerts and operas: Moses in Egypt by Paisiello, Massenet’s Werther (version for baritone), Giordano’s Siberia, Donizetti’s Peter the Great, Mayerbeer’s Semiramide, Sarro’s Achilles in Skyros, Massenet’s Hèrodiade, JS Bach’s Matthäus-Passion.
She debuted in 2000, when she sang Cinderella in Siena, and Le jongleur de Notre-Dame in the opening season at Opera di Roma, under the conduction of Gianluigi Gelmetti.
She sang in Carmen at the Ravenna Festival, conducted by Maestro Patrick Fourniller and directed by Misha Van Hoecke.
Important higlights include: La Clemenza di Tito (Annie) at the Opera Circuit in Lombardy in 2001, Puccini’s Il Trittico, which inaugurated the 2002 season of Opera di Roma, conducted by M° G. Gelmetti and directed by Roberto De Simone.
She also took part in: Cinderella at San Carlo in Naples, L’italiana in Algeri at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and Händel’s Giulio Cesare at Teatro Comunale di Bologna, conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini and directed by Luca Ronconi.
In 2004 she played Flora in an acclaimed production of Traviata conducted by Lorin Maazel and arranged by director Robert Carsen, which officially reopened La Fenice in Venice after the fire of 1996, and she was Charlotte in Massenet’s Werther at Teatro Verdi di Salerno.
In recent years she has played Edwige in Handel’s Rodelinda, conducted by Maestro Alan Curtis at the Konzerthaus in Vienna and she has sung in the opera Bellini – Last lights by Marco Betta in Lecce.
She was Fenena in Nabucco in Cagliari, under the conduction of M° Abbado and Meg in Falstaff, conducted by Jeffrey Tate at the opening of the 2007 season of San Carlo in Naples.
In the same year, she was Fenena again at the Opera Royal de Walloine in Liege, Belgium; and she played the same role once more in the summer of 2008 in the revival of Nabucco at Arena di Verona, conducted by Daniel Oren and directed by Denis at Krief.
Recently she performed Pulcinella by Stravinsky at the Philarmonic in Verona, Carmen in Lecce, L’Amico Fritz (Beppe) in Trieste.
She also goes in for Lieder and oratorio, a repertoire that ranges from Bach, Purcell and Scarlatti to Stravinsky, de Falla and Weill.
Future plans include: Roméo et Juliette (Stephano) at Arena di Verona.