by Biser Perchinkov

Susanna Rigacci – the voice behind the greatest movie melodies

Susanna RigacciThere’s hardly a cinema-fan who has not heard the music of an undisputed classic – the western “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”, a melody said to be the world’s most recognisable movie music. The exciting voice behind this and many other compositions of the legendary Italian composer and conductor Ennio Morricone, belongs to Susanna Rigacci. She’s a renowned talent, who has performed at opera stages such as Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Teatro alla Scala, Arena di Verona. On December 10th 2013 at Arena Armeec hall, Sofia, the Bulgarian audience will have the delightful opportunity to enjoy the most prominent creations of the Maestro, complemented by the Soprano Susanna Rigacci.
The Swedish-born singer’s career launched with her winning the “Maria Callas” Contest, organised by The Italian Radio and Television. Rigacci’s name becdme even more popular with her participation in the “Mozarteum” Contest in Salzburg. Apart from being an impressive opera performer, Susanna is also a vocal pedagogue fluent in five languages: Italian, French, English, German, Swedish. The Soprano holds international Master classes and teaches chamber music to students at the Conservatory of Music in Terni, Italy. Since 2001 Rigacci has been the solo voice in Ennio Morricone’s concerts worldwide. Her most recent performance was at the Arena di Verona. The event was Morricone’s eleventh consecutive concert at this legendary location after last year’s “10 Years of Concerts” gala. Guest singer this year was the unparalleled Dulce Pontes, who brought a unique accent into the performance of RAI orchestra and Verona symphonic choir.
In Bulgaria, Ennio Morricone will come for his first ever concert in the country to perform with 185 Bulgarian musicians from the Classic FM radio orchestra and choir in Arena Armeec hall by invitation of Event Zone. Six Italian musicians, among whom is Rigacci herself, will arrive along with the Maestro.

The good the bad and the ugly

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