Field of Study: VOICE - CODI/23
Mezzosoprano, she completed her musical studies at the 'Giovanni Battista Martini' Conservatoire of Bologna under the guidance of Leone Magiera and Paola Molinari.
She furthered her skills under Elvina Ramella and Rodolfo Celletti.
She won the Borgatti Competition, was a finalist in the Mozart International Competition, and has attended advanced courses with renowned artists, including Raina Kabaivanska and Ruggero Raimondi.
She began her career taking soprano roles in renowned Italian opera houses and Festivals such as Teatro alla Scala of Milan, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Regio di Torino, San Carlo Opera House of Naples, Teatro dell’opera di Roma, Rossini Opera Festival of Pesaro, and Martina Franca Festival, co-operating with conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Myung-Whun Chung, Riccardo Chailly, and Daniel Oren.
Some key performances in her early career include, Ascanio in Lo frate’nnammorato by Pergolesi at Teatro alla Scala of Milan, under the baton of Riccardo Muti; Suor Genoveffa in Suor Angelica at Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse.
Over the past few years she has dedicated herself to Soprano roles in repertoires from the 1700s, such as Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart, Agata in Le Cantatrici Villane by Fioravanti, La Dirindina, and L’Impresario delle Canarie.
Additionally, she performed in Osteria di Marechiaro by Paisiello under the stage direction of Roberto De Simone.
In 2003 she performed La serva padrona by Paisiello under the stage direction of Roberto De Simone at the Ermitage Opera House in Saint Petersburg, Moscow.
Recently, she was Madama Sofia in La Furba e lo Sciocco by Domenico Sarro under the stage direction of Lamberto Puggelli.
Marilena Laurenza recorded La cambiale di matrimonio (Clarina) under the Ricordi label, La donna del lago (Albina) by Rossini under Riccardo Muti for Philips, La Favorita, Rigoletto and Don Carlos with Pavarotti under the conduction of Muti.
She has been a passionate and dedicated teacher at the 'G. Martucci' Conservatoire of Salerno since 2000.
Noteworthy students of hers include, soprano Carmen Giannattasio, soprano Maria Agresta, soprano Anna Corvino, baritone Francesco Landolfi, tenor Fabrizio Paesano (young talent winner of the Voci Verdiane Competition in Busseto), and soprano Francesca Manzo, recently admitted to the Academy of the Teatro alla Scala of Milan.