bio

Recipient of the 2022 Max Berman Prize in Voice for outstanding performance, Brazilian soprano Isabella Luchi  holds a Master of Music, having appeared on stages of major cities in Brazil, United States, Austria and Mexico. Luchi’s stage credits include Angelica (Haydn’s Orlando Paladino--Summer Academy University Mozarteum Salzburg), Susan (Berkeley’s A dinner engagement--COES Brazil), Miss Titmouse (Penhorwood’s Too Many Sopranos--Azusa Pacific University), and Una Conversa (Suor Angelica--Angels Vocal Art).

In Brazil, Isabella received her B.M. in Voice from FAMES under Meire Norma, later continuing her vocal studies with Elaine Boniolo. In her operatic training, stand out the Vitória Ópera Estúdio, the Santa Catarina Music Festival, and the summer academy of the University Mozarteum Salzburg (Austria). Luchi had her professional debut in São Paulo as Serpina in “Opera in School - The Maid Turned Mistress”, a project by Tulipa Produções Artísticas directed by Livia Sabag and Fabio Bezuti. In her hometown, Vitória-ES, her first role was Berta (Il barbiere di Siviglia) in a COES production for the Classical Music Festival of ES, with conductor Leonardo David and stage director Francisco Mayrink. She also performed as a soloist at the 50th New Music Festival “Gilberto Mendes”, performing two world premieres by composers Gilberto Mendes (Saudade) and Olivier Toni (O navio negreiro), under the baton of Rubens Russomanno Ricciardi.
 
In the United States, Isabella was a student of Angela Blasi (Bavarian Kammersängerin/ Azusa Pacific University) and Mary Schiller (Cleveland Institute of Music), having performed with the organizations Angels Vocal Art, Pacific Opera Project, South Coast Symphony, Cleveland Opera Theater and M.U.S.i.C - Stars in the Classics. Throughout her journey, Isabella has actively participated in masterclasses with Victoria Livengood, Maria Russo, Gino Quilico and Cynthia Lawrence, and has worked with renowned directors and coaches such as Mark Lamanna, Marc Verzat, André dos Santos, Kristoff Van Grysperre, John Simmons and Francois Germain. Isabella won the 3rd place in the UFRJ National Chamber Music Contest (Brazil) in 2016, advanced in the first phase of the "Prelúdio–TV Cultura" contest in 2017, and was a finalist in the Classical Singer Magazine competition in 2020.