Sarah M.Punga - Mezzo-Soprano - W Print

Sarah Maria Punga graduated with the highest honors from the Conservatory of Verone where along with voice (with an emphasis on art songs), she studied piano and classical dance. She continued her vocal studies at The Europe’s Accademy under the direction of Carlo Bergonzi, with particular attention to the Verdian repertory, later continuing her studies in New York and Milan. Her powerful and wide-ranging voice, united with uncommon stage presence, has brought her to the most important theaters in the world where she has collaborated with directors such as Liliana Cavani, Franco Zeffirelli, Hugo De Ana, Lorenzo Mariani, and Pierluigi Pizzi as well as conductors such as Alain Lombard, Daniel Oren, Marcello Viotti, Steven Mercurio, Gianandrea Noseda.

After debuting at a very early age on the stage of Verdi’s theater in Sassari, Ms. Punga won and was a finalist in many international competitions. Among them was the first prize at the international Puccini’s Voice competition in Milan, which brought her to the attention of the critics and public, opening important doors internationally. She is an ideal interpreter of Carmen, she has performed the role with great success in numerous productions, at theaters including: The Arena of Verone (directed by Zeffirelli and conducted by A. Lombard), the Perelada Festival (directed by Calisto Bieto and conducted by Gianandrea Noseda), Antwerp (televised), Rome (in a recording for Radio3), in Sofia for the inauguration of the Music Festival Palace of Culture (also televised), Mexico City, in Bellinzona Festival, in Russia, Austria, in Avenches Festival (Swiss) and in China Shanghai for the televised opening of The Arts Festival, directed by the celebrated Zhang Yimou of the Raise The Red Lantern.

Aprile 2019

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