sara pegoraro
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Sara Pegoraro

Soprano

The Italian soprano Sara Pegoraro graduated with honours at Conservatorio B. Marcello in Venice and at Istituto F. Vittadini in Pavia. Later, she attended the postgraduate course focused on Italian Art Song Repertoire at Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan, obtaining highest honours and special mention. Further studies took place in Italy with Anna Pirozzi, Barbara Frittoli, Claudio Desderi, Alessandra Althoff-Pugliese and Fernando Opa Cordeiro; in Spain with Montserrat Caballé and with Julius Drake and Erik Battaglia for art song repertoire. Moreover, she also holds a bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages and she is specialized in teaching Italian as foreign language. 

After graduating, she won various international singing competitions in Italy such as 'Voci Nuove per la Lirica' (Pavia), 'Primo Palcoscenico' (Cesena), 'Elsa Respighi' (Verona), 'Città di Piove di Sacco'; she also obtained the 'Richard Wagner Society Scholarship' to attend the Wagner Festival in Bayreuth. 

As soloist, she made her debut in Venice at Festival La Biennale as Don Ettore in Joseph Haydn’s La Canterina. Her opera repertoire includes among others roles such as Donna Rosina (Che Originali!), Eugenia (Il Filosofo di Campagna), Marcellina (Le Nozze di Figaro), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Die Zweite Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Aida, Alice Ford (Falstaff), Tosca, Cio-Cio-San (Madama Buttefly). 

Sara Pegoraro’s concert credits include also oratorios and art songs recitals in many different languages; besides she has a great passion for Italian art songs and she has the aim to rediscover forgotten and rarely performed repertoire.