Chiara Fracasso was born in Vicenza and began her musical studies at very young age playing violin and piano, then she specialized in singing. Lately, she is been studying with Sherman Lowe in Venezia. She performs regularly opera and sacred music. She won the first prize at several international competitions such as “Mario del Monaco” in Castelfranco Veneto and “Toti Dal Monte” in Treviso.
She performed in the most important opera theaters in Italy: among the others, Arena di Verona, Comunale of Bologna, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza and Teatro Coccia in Novara. She sang under the baton of such conductors as Daniele Gatti, Massimo De Bernart and stage directors as Gianfranco Cobelli, Franco Ripa di Meana and Marco Gandini.
In the last years, she sang Mozart’s Requiem, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Verdi’s Requiem, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Vivaldi’s Magnificat, C.Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio, A.Dvoràk Stabat Mater, L Perosi’s The Resurrection of Christ. Among opera roles, her repertoire includes Rigoletto (Maddalena), Aida (Amneris), Madama Butterfly (Suzuki), La Sonnanbula (Teresa) and Die Zauberflöte (second lady). She achieved considerable success in the role of Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana production by Mario Pontiggia staged at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in the fall of 2008.
Among recent engagements, she sang Beethoven’s IX symphony in Bari, she performed Rigoletto (Maddalena) in Florence and she partecipated in the live premiere of Nature by M. Betta, Roméo et Juliette (Gertrude) in Trieste, La Traviata (Flora) at the Teatro Petruzzelli and in the Laurent Pelly production at Teatro Regio in Turin and in Wiesbaden, she also reprise this role in the Arena of Verona in the summer 2011. Among future engagements she will sing Cavalleria Rusticana in Bologna and Mumbai, Rigoletto in Ferrara and in Reggio Calabria.