HOW MANY VOICES CAN I HAVE? GIULIA ZANIBONI IN “INSTRUMENTAL FREAK SHOW”
Giulia Zaniboni is the protagonist of “Instrumental Freak Show”: she is the one who will give each of its characters a distinct voice. The new video-opera by Giovanni Verrando, commissioned by Ensemble Interface and funded by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, will be premiered at Biennale Musica on October 2. This kaleidoscopic work for voice, transformed and invented instruments, video, staging and electronics, reflects on diversity as a powerful engine of the world.
Giulia Zaniboni studied opera singing at the Conservatory of Music “A. Boito” in Parma, where she graduated in 2015. She attended several master classes on XX and XXI century vocal music held by A. Caiello, D. Michel-Dansac, A. Fischer, A. Luz, M. Pousseur and P. Hoffmann.
She has performed both as soloist and in chamber ensembles in international festivals such as Bartók Plusz Operafesztivál, Internationalen Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt, Impuls Festival, Rondò – Divertimento Ensemble, Casa Menotti, Ravenna Festival, a.o. In 2016 she took part in a tour in the United States with the Ensemble Musicaficta. Since 2017 she collaborates with the Opera Chorus of the Teatro Regio di Parma, participating in various productions, including Prometeo by Luigi Nono, conducted by Marco Angius. In 2018 she sang the role of Thimiau in Renato Miani’s opera La notte di San Silvestro (WP), performed at the Concordia Auditorium in Pordenone.
Her repertoire includes works of some of the most important composers of XX century classical music, as well as numerous new works. Her artistic activity is constantly combined with research and experimentation on the voice and the physicality of the vocal gesture, also through collaboration with scene directors and composers.
Image: (c) Giovanni Daniotti