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Victoria Armillotta

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About Victoria

Multilingual soprano based in Exeter, graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music with international performing experience.
Singer (soprano)
Exeter

English-Italian soprano Victoria Armillotta was born and raised in Tuscany and is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music where she studied with Nicholas Powell and Louise Winter. There, she gained a First Class Honours Bachelor of Music degree. Operatic roles include Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) with the Berlin Opera Academy, Musetta (La Bohème) with Leeds Youth Opera, Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice) with Stella Maris Trio, Erster Knabe (Die Zauberflöte), Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance) and the title role of Patience with Somerset Opera, Malice (The Pilgrim’s Progress) at the RNCM. In the conservatoire’s opera scenes, she performed Noémie (Cendrillon) and Serpina (La serva padrona). As a chorister, Victoria has performed in Suor Angelica, Cendrillon, and the Pilgrim’s Progress at the RNCM, in Aida with Ellen Kent Opera & Ballet International and Tarka the otter by Stephen McNeff with the Two Moors Festival. Further chorus work in baroque operas includes Venus and Adonis and Acis and Galatea. Recent concert highlights include appearing on German television as an operatic soloist in Fête de la Musique Berlin and performing as a chorister in Haydn’s Die Schöpfung at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms alongside the BBC Philharmonic under the baton of Omer Meir Wellber. As an oratorio soloist, her repertoire includes First Lady (Solomon) with the Michael Haydn Orchestra as well as Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Schubert’s Mass in G. On the concert platform, she performs with her ensemble Stella Maris Trio around the UK. Together, they have performed many concert programmes in distinguished venues such as Blenheim Palace and Exeter Cathedral. While studying at the RNCM, Victoria premiered four compositions. Three as part of her interdisciplinary project combining fine art and contemporary music A Sea Spell: Rossetti’s Sonnet and Painting Reimagined for voice and chamber ensemble by composers Joshua Urben, José del Avellanal Carreño and Stathis Chomastas and Rachel Beckles Willson’s “Song for a new world” for solo voice, oud and string quartet. She is currently working with composer Eliorah Goodman on her composition for solo voice, flute and santur. Over the years Victoria has attended prestigious summer schools such as British Youth Opera, Berlin Opera Academy, Abingdon Summer School for Solo Singers, AIMS, and is an alumnus of the Wales International Academy of Voice Saturday Academy where she studied with Patricia O’Neill. She has taken part in several masterclasses with international artists and directors including Lisette Oropesa, Donald Maxwell, Gail Pearson, Leah-Marian Jones, Richard Jackson, Steven Varcoe, Susan McCulloch, Henry Herford, Margaret Humphrey-Clarke, Carlos Aransay, Elaine Kidd, Julius Drake, James Baillieu, Anne Le Bozec, Catrin Johnsson and Rachel Fuller. Victoria is a dedicated musician who will deliver her best performance in a friendly manner, adapting to the event's requirements and is happy to either take repertoire requests off customers or suggest pieces from her extensive repertoire collection.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Opera, Classical, Early music, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Folk, Christmas, Classical crossover, Light music, French music, Italian music, Spanish music, Russian music, German music
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Event types:
Theatre / Show, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Most popular repertoire among many other pieces!
Sacred
Et exultavit spiritus meus – Magnificat – J.S.Bach
Blute nur – St. Matthew Passion – J.S.Bach
Cujus animam gementem - Stabat Mater - Pergolesi
Vidit suum dulcem natum - Stabat Mater - Pergolesi
Rejoice greatly – Messiah - Handel
How beautiful are the feet – Messiah - Handel
If God be for us – Messiah – Handel
Blessed are all they that fear the Lord – Handel
Jerusalem - Parry
Ave Maria – Bach/Gounod
Ave Maria – Schubert
Panis Angelicus – Franck
Opera
Lascia ch’io pianga – Rinaldo – Handel
Volate amori – Ariodante – Handel
Non disperar – Giulio Cesare – Handel
Lusinghe più care – Alessandro - Handel
Che farò senza Euridice – Orfeo ed Euridice - Gluck
Deh vieni non tardar – Le nozze di Figaro - Mozart
L’ho perduta me meschina – Le nozze di Figaro - Mozart
Voi che sapete – Le nozze di Figaro - Mozart
Non so piu cosa son – Le nozze di Figaro - Mozart
Batti batti o bel Masetto – Don Giovanni - Mozart
Vedrai carino – Don Giovanni - Mozart
Una donna a quindici anni – Così fan tutte - Mozart
Frère voyez!... Du gai soleil - Massenet
Habanera – Carmen – Bizet
O mio babbino caro – Gianni Schicchi – Puccini
Quando m’en vo – La Bohème - Puccini
Song to the moon - Rusalka - Dvořák
What good would the moon be – Street scene - Weill
Gilbert and Sullivan and operetta
Poor wandering one – The Pirates of Penzance
The sun whose rays – The Mikado
T’is done! I am a bride – Yeomen of the guard
Love is a plaintive song - Patience
I cannot tell what this love may be - Patience
Happy young heart – The Sorcerer
Art is calling for me – The Enchantress - Herbert
She had a letter from her love – Merrie England - German
Art Song
The mermaid’s song – Haydn
Music when soft voices die – Quilter
Sweet chance that lead my steps abroad – Head
Come to me In my dreams – Bridge
O del mio dolce ardor – Gluck
Se tu m’ami - Parisotti
Ridente la calma - Mozart
Vaga luna – Bellini
Ma rendi pur contento – Bellini
Eterno amore e fè – Donizetti
Il barcaiolo – Donizetti
La conocchia - Donizetti
Non t’amo più – Tosti
O sole mio – di Capua
Santa Lucia - traditional
Ständchen – Schubert
Gretchen am Spinnrade – Schubert
Widmung - Schumann
Après un rêve – Fauré
Nuit d’étoiles – Debussy
Beau soir – Debussy
Les chemins de l’amour - Poulenc
À Chloris – Hahn
El vito – Obradors
De los álamos vengo, madre – Rodrigo
Lilacs – Rachmaninov
Folk
Dalmatian cradle song
The ash grove
The water is wide
The lark in the clear air
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients have praised my past performances for my stage presence, tonal quality of voice, ability to sing in many languages accurately and professionalism.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed in the Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Northern College of Music Opera Theatre, Theater im Delphi (Berlin), Blenheim Palace, Exeter Cathedral, Manchester Cathedral as well as many others.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Mirella Freni, Anna Moffo, Alfredo Kraus and many more. Current singers that inspire me include Nadine Sierra, Lisette Oropesa and Olena Tokar.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Singing "The Creation" as part of the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall alongside the BBC Philharmonic.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

If this is the case, please communicate this in detail asap so I can alter my programme/arrangements for your event to run smoothly.

How much time do you need to set up?

I need about 15 minutes to set myself up (and a pianist if one has been booked).

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Of course! In my song list I've displayed the most popular repertoire but I have many more pieces up my sleeve so just ask and we can discuss the programme to make your event a special one.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I don't own a PA system. I normally perform with a live pianist (which must be booked separately with their own pricings) but if this isn't possible, I can perform with backing tracks if there is a pre-existing PA system in the venue.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£280
Up to 3 hours£350

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Angela S, 1 year ago

Victoria’s performance at my friend’s wedding was, in the words of one of the Italian guests, ‘Belissimo’ and she definitely enhanced a lovely service. Victoria made it to the venue in good time despite travel disruptions across the region due to horrendous weather. Her Italian language skills were also put to good use on the day. Her warmth and professionalism was appreciated by all and she was the perfect choice for the occasion.

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Madeline S, 2 years ago

Victoria presented a beautiful and appropriate operatic repertoire selection at my wedding including the well-loved Schubert "Ave Maria". She arrived in good time and was a friendly yet professional presence throughout the event. Her performance moved several of my guests and myself!