Valeria Racco

Repetiteur Conductor


Valeria Racco

Repetiteur Conductor

Italian pianist and conductor Valeria Racco won the prestigious position of Trainee Repetiteur in English National Opera. She will be involved in Aida, Barber of Seville and in the world premiere of Marnie by Nico Muhly. Valeria has been involved in several productions as a repetiteur and vocal coach in Guildhall School of Music and Drama during her studies fully supported by Leverhulme Arts Trust.
She has collaborated with many conductors such as Dominic Wheeler, Tim Redmond, Mark Shanahan and Holly Mathieson.
She also studied conducting with Dominic Wheeler,Holly Mathieson, Toby Purser, Tim Redmond, and Ivo Venkov. Recently she was assistant conductor in “The rape of Lucretia” by B. Britten.
She started her career as soloist performing in several occasions. She did her debut in Flagey Theatre in Brussel performing Funerailles by Liszt.
Valeria is able to adapt in a versatile repertoire: she performed with orchestra “Piccolo concerto per Muriel Couvreux” by Luigi Dallapiccola conducted by Dimitris Spouras, “Third piano concerto” by Beethoven conducted by Pascal Van Os and Haydn piano concerto in D major with Ravenna Orcehstra.
Furthermore she had occasion to perform in different Operas as harpsichord player where she received excellent reviews by The Guardian,The Times and BachTrack magazine.
She has been invited by Amsterdam National Opera to take part to the ENOA Workshop leaded by David Gowland, Klauss Sallmann, Peter Lockwood and Boudewijn Jansen.
She worked for several years with the American soprano Stephanie Friede in The Royal Conservatorium of Antwerp. In the past four years she have been invited to play for Summer Singing Course Beveren with Ann Rodiger, John Norris, Carroll Freeman, Abbie Furmansky, Thomas Allen, Gary Jankowski, Stephanie Friede, Kay Paschal Freeman and Walewein Witte.



Opera Role Coach in Royal Academy of Music
Opera North: Tosca and The Merry Widow


Complete Operas

Aida, G. Verdi
Il Barbiere di Siviglia, G. Rossini
Marnie, N. Muhly
The Fairy Queen, H. Purcell
Suor Angelica, G. Puccini
Dido and Aeneas, H. Purcell
Pelleas et Melisande, C. Debussy
Il Matrimonio Segreto, D. Cimarosa
I pazzi per progetto, G. Donizetti
The Dancing master, M. Arnold
Ein Landarzt, H.W. Henze
Le donne curiose, E. Wolf-Ferrari
The rape of Lucretia, B. Britten
Le nozze di Figaro, W. A. Mozart
Cosi fan tutte, W. A. Mozart
Don Giovanni, W. A. Mozart
Tosca, G. Puccini
La Bohème, G. Puccini
The Merry Widow, F. Lehàr

Opera Scenes

Ariadne auf Naxos - Trio Najade-Echo-Dryade, Strauss
Italiana in Algeri - Finale act1, Rossini
Dear Schauspeildirektor - Trio N.3, Mozart
La Clemenza di Tito - Trio N. 10, Mozart
L' Elisir d'Amore - Finale Act 1, Donizetti
Eugene Onegin - Act 1 Quartett (Tatyana, Olga, Larina, Filipevna), Tschaikovsky
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Fairies Scene, Britten
Werther - Duet Charlotte Sophie, Massenet
L'incoronazione di Poppea act 2 scene 10-11, Monteverdi
Giulio Cesare act 2 scene 8, Händel
Die Zauberflöte, opening Scene, Mozart
Die Zauberflöte, quintett , Mozart
Don Pasquale finale second act, Donizetti
Ariadne auf Naxos Quintet Scene, Strauss
The rake's progress Act1 Scene 1, Stravinsky
The rake's progress:”Master are you alone”
Midsummer night's dream Scene from act 2, Britten
Beatrice et Benedict act 2 n.11, Berlioz
Hamlet Trio from act 2, Thomas
Carmen -Ecoute, Ecoute (sextet and chorus), Bizet
Carmen – Melons, Coupons (trio), Bizet
Carmen – Nous avons en tete (quintett), Bizet
Peter Grimes – Act II, Interlude III, Britten
Boris Godunov – Scene 3, Act 1, Mussorgsky
Cunning Little Vixen – barnyard scene and escape- Act I interlude to end of Act I, Janacek
Le comte Ory act 2 recit and trio, Rossini


Upcoming Performances
Aida, G. Verdi
The Barber of Seville, G. Rossini
Marnie, N. Muhly

Trainee Repetiteur English National Opera
August, 2017 , London

Music Director Guildhall School of Music and Drama
The Fairy Queen, H. Purcell
July 13, 2017 , London

Music Director Goldsmiths University
Suor Angelica, G. Puccini
Dido and Aeneas, H. Purcell
June, 2017 , London

Opera Scenes
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
May 18, 2017 , London

Opera Scenes
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
March 30, 2017 , London

Opera Scenes
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
February 16, 2017 , London

Opera Gala
December 2, 2016 , Antwerp, Belgium

Beveren Summer Singing Course
August, 2016 , Belgium

Opera Scenes
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Senior Repetiteur Fellow
July, 2016 , London

The Rape of Lucretia, B. Britten
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Assistant Conductor
February, 2016 , London

Opera Making and Writing
Clore Studio, Royal Opera House
January, 2016 , London

Opera Making and Writing
Franz Liszt Academy
January, 2016 , Budapest


"..the on-stage pianist disguised as another mental patient throughout, interacting hilariously with the rest of the cast while accompanying them.."

Bachtrack, Charlotte valori

"..Valeria Racco played the continuo for the recitatives on an on-stage piano – giving scope for a couple of humorous gags that were all the funnier for not being repeated too often"

Donizzetti Society, Clive Barda

"Donizetti, who wrote so many mad scenes, was probably having a joke at his own expense and Lloyd-Evans adds another: one inmate is an onstage pianist who forces everyone to sing their lines rather than speak them — as though you have to be mad to perform opera"

Richard Morrison

Tosca, Grand Theatre, Leeds, review

Tosca review – contemporary take on Puccini is compelling and creepy




W. A. Mozart, Cosi fan tutte - sextett
"Alla bella Despinetta..."

Director: Mary King
Conductor: Phillip Thomas

Don Alfonso: Conall O`Neill
Ferrando: Glen Cunningham
Guglielmo: Darwin Prakash
Despina: April Goss
Fiordiligi: Freya Holliman
Dorabella: Bryony Burnham

W. A. Mozart, Don Giovanni - rec.&trio
"Ah, taci ingiusto cor..."

Director: Mary King
Conductor: Phillip Thomas

Leporello: Conall O`Neill
Don Giovanni: Darwin Prakash
Elvira: Freya Holliman

W. A. Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro
Finale Act IV, scena ultima

Director: Mary King
Conductor: Phillip Thomas

Figaro: Conall O`Neill
Basilio: Glen Cunningham
Conte: Darwin Prakash
Susanna: April Goss
Contessa: Freya Holliman
Cherubino: Bryony Burnham
Barbarina: Anna Heywood