Marcella Di Garbo
Marcella began her career as a chorister at a young age in the I Minipolifonici choir of the city of Milan directed by Maestro Nicola Conci. She then continued her studies at the N.Paganini Conservatory in Genoa and at the Royal College of Music in London where she won a scholarship for a two-year Master of Performance.
Marcella performs regularly in theaters and concert halls as soprano soloist in Italy and abroad. Her recent theater debuts have been the role of Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro, Alice in Falstaff and Gilda in Verdi's Rigoletto at the Teatro Martinetti in Garlasco; Valancienne in La Vedova allegra at the Teatro S. Giulia in Brescia and the role of Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro with Westminster Opera Company.
Always passionate about sacred and chamber repertoire, Marcella specializes in the Baroque repertoire with Maestra Marinella Pennicchi; among her recent productions we find La liberazione di Ruggero dall'isola di Alcina by F. Caccini debuting at the Brighton Early Music Festival. She has been the soloist for the Cantosospeso choir directed by Martihno Luther Galata and is currently the soloist for the Baroque Orchestra of Cremona with which she recorded in July 2021 the Vespers of the Blessed Virgin by Francesco Antorio Urio for URANIA records.
In recent years, her concert activity has led her to perform in prestigious concert halls and churches including: the Victoria & Albert Museum and Pushkin House in London, the Abbey of St.Albans, the Basilica dei Frari in Venice, the Cathedral of Cefalù, the Basilica del Santo in Padua, the Chateau de Panloy in Bordeaux, the Gardens by the bay and the Esplanade theater in Singapore.
She has just won the auditions as Choir Artist at the Bellini Theater in Catania. Having started singing in childhood, Marcella has also developed a passion over the years for teaching musical propaedeutics to the very young and for children's choral singing following the Kodaly methodology. In London she maintains an intense private teaching activity and since March 2022 she has joined the teaching staff of the Nucleo of the Abreu System in London. In April 2023 she became director of St. George's Junior Choir in London, Holland park.