In April 2019 Marina Viotti was awarded the “Mazars Young Singer Award” as best young singer at the prestigious International Opera Awards in London. She won the 3rd prize at the “Concours de Genève” in 2016, the International Belcanto Prize at the Rossini Festival in Wildbad in 2015 and the first prize as well as the Musician’s Prize at the International Competition of Mâcon in 2014.
After studying flute, Marina Viotti first experimented with jazz, gospel and heavy metal. She got a master’s degree in philosophy and literature, before she began her vocal training with Heidi Brunner in Vienna and continued at the Lausanne University of Music in the class of Brigitte Balleys. She completed her studies with a diploma as a soloist. Currently she is studying Belcanto with Raul Gimenez.
Marina Viotti’s first steps on the operatic stage after her studies took her to the Lausanne Opera, the Lucerne Theatre and, as part of the young ensemble, to the Grand Théâtre de Genève. She made her debut as Isabella L’italiana in Algeri at the Rossini Festival in Bad Wildbad in 2015
Marina Viotti is a sought-after concert singer. Her concert repertoire includes among others: The Seven last Words of our Saviour (Haydn), Beethoven’s Mass in D Major and Symphony No. 9, Kindertotenlieder (Mahler) with the OCL, Der Rose Pilgerfahrt (Schumann), La petite messe solennelle (Rossini), Verdi’s Requiem, El amor Brujo (De Falla) with the Ochestre de la Suisse Italienne, La Poème de l’amour et de la mer (Chausson), to name but a few.
In the 2019/20 season, the artist opened the season with her house debut at the Bavarian State Opera as Maddalena Rigoletto and at the Scala in Milan as Stéphano Romeo and Juliet. Further important house debuts include Rosina Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Semperoper in Dresden and Melibea Il viaggio a Reims in Valencia. Rosina was also on the programme at the Liceu in Barcelona. Her concert activities continue to play an important role as well.
In the season 2020/21 Marina Viotti is having her house debut at Bilbao Opera with Il turco in Italia. She sings again at the Liceu Barcelona, this time Nicklausse and Muse Les Comtes d'Hoffmann and returns to Milan’s Scala with Rigoletto. She gives her house debut at Bolshoi theatre in Moscow as Rosina Il barbiere di Sevilla and performs at the Musical Olympus Festival St. Petersburg. At the Strasbourg Opera she appears this time with her role debut as Bradamante in a new production of Alcina.
Besides many concerts Marina will give her house debut in 2021/22 at Staatsoper Berlin as Dorabella Così fan tutte under the baton of Daniel Barenboim. She will also return to La Scala as Octavian Der Rosenkavalier and Maddalena Rigoletto.
Marina Viotti is regularly invited to festivals (Lavaux Classics, Solothurn Classics, Label Suisse) to present her recital programmes Love has no borders (duo piano/voice) and De Bach à Pie Bach à Piaf, chansons d’amour and Porque existe otro querer? (duo guitar/voice)