Team for LIBERAinCANTO 2021
Nicola Beller Carbone, Soprano
Vocal Interpretation and Acting in Opera
Nicola Beller Carbone is an internationally reknowned opera singer and performer. She came to the classical genre via rock, jazz, street theatre and cabaret.
Born in Germany and raised in Spain, NBC exhibits a unique artistic profile in which her experiences as a dancer, instrumentalist and actor have enriched her portrayals of operatic characters singing at Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Teatro alla Fenice, Bregenzer Festspiele, Opéra National de Paris, Teatro Real Madrid, Opéra Genève, La Monnaix Bruxelles, Teatro Massimo Palermo, Opernhaus Zürich, Canadian Opera Company, Opéra de Lyon, Opéra de Montréal and many others.
NBC developed her interest in teaching in recent years, initiated by repeated requests from young singers who are inspired by NBC’s artistic personality.
Since 2013 she is regularly invited by international institutions as the”Theaterakademie August Everding”, the “Opernstudio at the Bayerische Staatsoper München”, the “Opernstudio Nationaltheater Mannheim”, the “Fundacion International Alfredo Kraus”, the “Accademia del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino / Opera di Firenze”.
Between 2013–2018 she was founder and artistic director of the summer workshop InCanto Tignano near Florence.
Ulla Casalini, Répétiteur
Born in Florence, Ulla Casalini, studied piano and chamber music at the Music Conservatoire in her native city, then continued her studies specialising in Lieder and Song under the guidance of Erik Werba and Irwin Gage.
Ms Casalini has been teaching young singers repertoire for many years and has played for numerous master classes collaborating with Elly Ameling, Victoria de los Ángeles, Carlo Bergonzi, Renato Bruson, Alessandro Corbelli, Ileana Cotrubas, Mariella Devia, Julia Hamari, Raina Kabaivanska, Chris Merritt, Peter Schreier and Shirley Verrett.
She has worked for the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole on the Mozart- Da ponte project both as pianist and continuo harpsichordist; she has performed for Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Teatro Regio Parma; the Ravenna Festival; Auditorium Rai Torino; Théâtre Montansier Versailles and the Britten Theater, London