Maria Billeri is an Italian soprano, from Pisa. She obtained her diploma very young at the “Conservatorio Frescobaldi” of Ferrara.
Afterwards she graduated with Honours in a Second level University Degree in Branches of Music (singing, theatre and lyric) at the “Istituto Musicale Mascagni” by Leghorn.
Maria Billeri wins important national and international contests, such as "Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition" in Philadelphia. After the victory obtained at the AS.LI.CO's contest of Milan, she debuts as Mimì in La Bohème of Puccini. She performs at the theatres of Bergamo, Cremona, Brescia and Como, under the conduction of Stefano Ranzani.
Very soon, the roles of Amelia in Simon Boccanegra of Verdi -under the conduction of Daniel Oren-, of Micaela in Carmen of Bizert and Adalgisa in Norma of Bellini, will be added to her repertoire
Maria Billeri's international debut occurred at the “Státní opera“ of Prague in 1998 with Elisabetta di Valois in Don Carlos of Verdi. She obtains an important success with the role of Prima Corifea in Assassinio nella Cattedrale of Pizzetti, at the Teatro Regio of Torino in 2000, under the conduction of Bruno Bartoletti. To follow there will be many debuts: Giorgetta in Il Tabarro, Tosca, Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly, Leonora in Il Trovatore, Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana.
In 2009 she reinterprets Norma, but this time as starring role, at the Teatro Verdi of Pisa, and at the Teatro Sociale of Como, under the conduction of Alessandro Pinzauti and Daniele Rustioni, in a production that will last until the beginning of 2010.
2010 is again the great success for her interpretation of Medea in Medea of Luigi Cherubini, at the theatres of the Lombard Circuits under the conduction of Antonio Pirolli and the direction of Carmelo Rifici.