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
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
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