Brigitte Antonelli
Biography  /  Who is she ?
Brigitte Antonelli
Brigitte in 5 words
  • Humanism
  • Mastery
  • Unity
  • Openness
  • Heart

Born in Valencia, Brigitte plays the piano from the age of seven and joins at the age of ten the choir of her school (Choir Gabriel Fauré), regularly sought by major structures such as the Marseille Opera. By this time, she performs abroad (USA, Japan, Italia, Spain, Norway, Czechoslovakia…), rubs with great artists (O.Messiaen, L.Laskine, M.Rostropovitch…) and will be led by great conductors (P.Ethuin, M.Rinaldi, J.Furst, G.Carella…) who will convey her their love of art and the great discipline and high requirement connected therewith. She then decides to devote herself to singing and engages in a solo career after earning a Master of Marine Biology that she followed in parallel with her artistic activities.

After winning several international competitions, including the Master of French singing, the "Golden Voice" and the international competition of Marmand, she studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Rita Streich then with Elena Vassilieva and Mr. Schuyler Hamilton more recently. She continues to evolve under the direction of big names from the lyrical world like Mr. Pierre Filippi, Mrs. Michèle Herbé and Messrs Fernand and Frédéric Lhuillier. Her strong background enables her to perform with confidence and success on the French (Toulon, Marseille, Dijon, Angers, Lyon, Rennes, Caen, Metz, ile de la Réunion…) and European (Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Switzerland, Slovakia, Norway, Greece ...) scenes where she successively personifies the first operas female roles of Mozart, Massenet, Puccini, Bizet, Wagner or Verdi in which she revives her Italian origins. She also loves all the great Viennese, the French classic operettas and comic opera she sings in various productions and also the sacred oratorios, psalms, requiem and masses she sings regularly.

With an ample, warm and powerful voice, this talented lyrico-spinto soprano addresses a wide repertoire, she now directs towards more dramatic roles like Marie (Wozzeck), Magda Sorel (The Consul) or Fenena (Nabucco). Her vocal nature allows her to perform various projects close to her heart like Jazz standards recitals and musicals (accompanied by Mr. Roger Pouly).

Her artistic ethic has convinced her that it was necessary to bring a knowledge of opera to new audiences in different contexts that of the usual diffusion places. That's why she sings regularly aboard cruises worldwide, participates in shows for children and humanitarian events in which she also shares her own compositions.