Promoter of social and cultural activities, president of the Enrico Toti Association and businesswoman, Claudia Toti Lombardozzi has always been passionate about Opera singing. She has dedicated many years of her life to studying Opera in great detail both in Italy and abroad with renowned teachers such as Gabriella Tucci, Raina Kabaivanska, Alfredo Kraus, Gianfranco Plenizio, Igor Chichagov.
At 20 years old she joined the choir of The Opera Theatre of Rome after an audition in which she placed first out of 99 sopranos. Her experience with the choir saw her engaged during the summer season at Caracalla in Operas such as Aida, Nabucco, Turandot, Tosca, Zorba il Greco and at Costanzi Theatre with Cavalleria Rusticana e Pagliacci, Il Pipistrello, La Gioconda, Lucia di Lammermoor, La figlia del Reggimento, La Bohème.
At 23 years old she made her debut in the role of Aretusa, in the baroque opera of Filippo Vitali, along with Carlo Lepore and Sonia Ganassi. Following that she played the role of Adina in Elisir d'Amore by G. Donizetti conducted by M°Nicola Colabianchi. The same winter is conducted by maestros Georges Prêtre and Giuseppe Sinopoli as the artist of the choir, respectively in Verdi Requiem and in Haydn Die Schõpfung. In the Basilica di S.Maria in Trastevere she recorded two CDs of baroque music by A. Scarlatti. In 1996 she was chosen by Tito Schipa Jr. to interpret the role of Maria Callas in the project “Virtualmente Tosca”. In the same year she participated in the Madama Butterfly directed by Bob Wilson and produced by Teatro Comunale di Bologna. Numerous concerts and tournaments followed. In 2000 she performed in Manila in honour of the President of the Republic of the Philippines. Following that she made her debut in the role of Mimì in Bohème by G. Puccini and conducted by M° Roberto Bongiovanni. In the same
capital she sang in the Teatro dell’Opera conducted by M° Nicola Samale, L’eroico Ysun Shin, a world premiere alongside the tenor Claudio Di Segni. In 2001 she performed in tournaments throughout U.S.A. in Phoenix, San Francisco, Portland, Los Angeles and San
Diego. The same year she won the first national award in Opera singing, the “Universo Donna”, in Palermo. She interpreted the role of Pamina in the Opera “Il Flauto Magico” conducted by M° Julia Jones for the Teatro Massimo di Palermo, director Roberto Andò. She returned to the Teatro Massimo for the occasion of "Don Giovanni", conducted by M° Gabriele Ferro, in the role of Donna Elvira, director Maurizio Scaparro.
She went on to perform in concerts all over the world: in Seoul conducted by M° Enzo de Rosa; in Sofia in collaboration with the Arena di Verona; In Croatia at the Spalato National Theatre in the role of Nedda in the Opera "Pagliacci" conducted by M° Loris Voltolini; in Tel-Aviv at the Teatro Givatayim. In 2004 she performed at the Vittoriano in Rome for the award “Italiani nel Mondo” shown on RAI 1.
Promoting cultural dialogue between institutions and citizens in Italy, Claudia has performed for bands in the Italian Army, the Italian Police Force and the Italian Navy
including a CD of Opera arias for the latter. Being engaged in the revaluation of artistic heritage and Italian culture, she has performed “Bel Paese” songs in the Palazzo del Gran Serraglio in Beirut, Lebanon, in the Italian Embassies of Tunisia and Berlin, and in the Austrian embassy in Italy.
Currently, Claudia Toti Lombardozzi is the promoter and producer of a season in Teatro dei Ginnasi in the center of Rome and cultural events which celebrates the music and cultural heritage of Italy.
Furthermore she continues her business of Vocal Coach, with great success, to beginners and professional Opera singers.
Lorenzo Poli PH
Lorenzo Poli PH