Gauci, Miriam (4/03/1957 )
Miriam Gauci was born on Malta and pursued her musical education mostly in Milan. Since her stage début in Bologna she appeared frequently at numerous international opera houses and is considered to be one of today’s leading sopranos in the Italian repertoire. She is closely connected to the State Operas in Hamburg, Munich, Berlin and Vienna as well as to the Opéra National in Paris. In March 2001 she made her successful début with the New York Metropolitan Opera singing Mimi in Puccini’s La Bohème.
The artist’s repertoire includes mainly rôles by Verdi like Elisabetta (Don Carlo), Amelia (Simon Boccanegra) and Desdemona (Otello) as well as by Puccini e. g. Mimi (La Bohème), Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly), Suor Angelica and Manon Lescaut. However Mozart’s Contessa (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Massenet’s “Manon” and Leoncavallo’s Nedda (I Pagliacci) also belong to her successful repertoire on opera stage. As Margherita and as Elena in Boito’s Mefistofele she had sensational success in Vienna under Riccardo Muti’s baton. With this maestro she has sung Verdi’s Messa da Requiem in Tokyo and Vienna as well as when making her début with Salzburg Festival in July 2002. Miriam Gauci also appeared in Zurich and Rome singing Verdi’s Messa da Requiem in 2001 within the Centennial-Celebrations of Verdi’s death. Miriam Gauci has participated in numerous TV and video productions and she has recorded most of her stage-repertoire for CD as well as the title-rôle of Puccini’s Tosca.
|Box Set Release||Catalogue Number|
|25th Anniversary Boxed Sets - Opera||Naxos 8.501054|
|Cinema Classics Box I (Vols 1-5)||Naxos 8.505019|
|Classic Bouquet||Naxos 8.505080|
|Die Welt der Oper||Naxos 8.503061|