The Italian soprano, Gemma Bertagnolli, started her career very young, winning various national and international competitions, including AsLiCo Competition and Francesco Viñas Competition (special prize for the best W.A. Mozartinterpretation).
Gemma Bertagnolli made her operatic debut at a very young age. She has developed an international reputation as one of the most accomplished singers of Baroque and Classical music of her generation. Her career has taken her to major Theatres and Festivals worldwide such as Salzburg Festival, Florence’s Maggio Musicale, Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, Torino’s Teatro Regio, Bologna’s Teatro Comunale, Pesaro Rossini Festival, Opernhaus Zürich, Berlin Staatsoper, Rome’s Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Paris’s Théâtre Champs Elysées, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Munich Bayerische Staatsoper, Bruxelles Palais des Beaux Arts, Festivals de Montpellier-Radio France, Beaune, La Coruna Festival Mozart, Potsdam Musikfestspiele Sanssouci.
Conductors with whom Gemma Bertagnolli has worked in opera and concert include Roberto Abbado, Semyon Bychkov, Daniele Gatti, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Fabio Luisi, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Ennio Morricone, Riccardo Muti, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Simone Young, Jonathan Webb.
It is above all as a singer of Baroque Music that Gemma Bertagnolli is most celebrated and she is currently considered one of the performers of her generation of reference for the Italian Baroque Music. As a specialist in the Baroque repertoire, she has worked with the major ensembles on period instruments and their conductors, including Concerto Italiano(Director: Rinaldo Alessandrini), Giovanni Antonini/Il Giardino Armonico, Alfredo Bernardini/Zefiro, Fabio Biondi/Europa Galante, Ivor Bolton, Christophe Coin, Ottavio Dantone/Accademia Bizantina, Diego Fasolis, René Jacobs, Ton Koopman, Alessandro de Marchi/Academia Montis Regalis, Trevor Pinnock, Christina Pluhar, Christophe Rousset, Andreas Spering, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, and with orchestras such as Freiburger Barockorchester, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin.