Erika Grimaldi, winner of the 62nd Spoleto Competition of the European Community in 2008, is one of the most promising young Italian artists to emerge from the Italian opera scene in recent years.
Born in Asti in 1980, the young artist obtained her degree in voice and piano from the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Turin and graduated with the highest honors. She made her debut in 1999 in La Serva Padrona (Pergolesi) and shortly thereafter performed Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Nannetta (Falstaff), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Musetta (La Bohème), Carolina (Il matrimonio segreto), Sofia (Il Signor Bruschino) and Madame Silberklang (Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor).
Grimaldi recently made her highly successful debut as Mimì in La Bohème at the Teatro Regio in Turin, where she also appeared in Cherubini’s Medea in the 2008/2009 season opening and in Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame. She made further her highly successful debuts as Adina in L’elisir d’amore at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona in March 2009, as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo and as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at the Avenches Festival in July 2009.
In 2010 she performed again the role of Mimì in La Bohème at the Teatro Regio di Torino (production in which she also sang in a tour in China), at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari and at the Hong Kong Opera.
One of her most important debuts has been the one in the role of Anaï in Moïse et Pharaon – opening opera of the 2010-2011 season of the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome – in a staging by Pier’Alli and under Riccardo Muti’s baton. She was conducted by him also in Nabucco, always in Rome. Among future engagements, we would like to remind Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte and Micaela in Carmen at the Teatro Regio in Turin and The Countess Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro in Montpellier.