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Valentina Farcas

“What Farcas created here – with no fewer than eight arias – was masterfully done. Each aria carried an emotional outburst. She is very clear in the center of the production and Farcas conjures every nuance possible in a soprano voice – like a diamond clear and bright, as well as pure sadness, against a wall of strings and bassoons.” – BZ Berlin, Cleopatra in Handel Giulio Cesare, Komische Oper Berlin.

Valentina Farcas has worked with some of the foremost conductors and directors of our time including Maestros Riccardo Muti, Riccardo Chailly, Kirill Petrenko, Jaap van Zweeden, Nikolas Harnoncourt, Kurt Masur, Fabio Luisi, Rene Jacobs, Fabio Biondi, Ivor Bolton, Jeffrey Tate, Bruno Bartoletti, Bertrand de Billy, Thomas Hengelbrock, Alessandro de Marchi, Riccardo Frizza, Christopher Hogwood and directors Stefan Herheim, Damiano Michieletto, Barrie Kosky, Laurent Pelly, Daniele Abbado, Cristina Muti, Guy Joosten and others. She has performed at the Theater an der Wien, Salzburg Festival, Teatro Regio Torino, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Komische Oper Berlin, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Dallas Opera, Teatro San Carlo Napoli, Teatro Regio di Parma, Tokyo Symphony, Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam, Opera National de Lyon, Semperoper Dresden, Ravenna Festival, Savonlinna Festival, Spoleto Festival, Opera de Lausanne, Theatre de Champs-Elysees, Theâtre Capitole du Toulouse, Teatro Municipal Santiago Chile, and the Wiener Musikverein.

Recent appearances include Nanetta in Falstaff with the Teatro Regio di Torino directed by Daniele Abbado where critics wrote “Lunare Valentina Farcas nelle vesti di Nanetta. La voce cristallina corre perfettamente nella sala del Regio di Torino, permettendo al pubblico in sala di apprezzare tutte le sfumature della parte. Celestiale nella difficile aria finale, il soprano esalta con filature e smorzature la liricità della fanciulla innamorata. L’uso corretto della respirazione e del legato le hanno consentito di delineare una figura evanescente e onirica”, Bach St. Matthew Passion with Jaap van Zweeden and the Dallas Symphony, her Japanese debut with Despina in Cosi fan tutte with Maestro Jonathan Nott (opposite Sir Thomas Allen) and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, a return to Hong Kong for the Waldvogel in Siegfried with Jaap van Zweden and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (as part of a new complete Ring Cycle recording), a concert of Handel arias with NDR Radiophilharmonie and Paul Goodwin, and Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi with Fabio Biondi at the Festival Reate di Rieti (produced on CD by Glossa Musica – “Her silvery soprano lends a fragility to her character that Anna Netrebko doesn’t always manage” – Grammophone Magazine).

Upcoming engagements include a return to Maggio Musicale Fiorentino for Mendelssohn Paulus with Fabio Luisi and Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem with Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen / Paavo Järvi.