"Amneris triumphs: Teresa Romano in the role of the Egyptian princess. She has got everything it takes for Amneris: charisma, a mezzo full of energy and a passion for aplomb.” (Münchner Merkur): The BBC Cardiff Singer of the Year 2013 finalist Teresa Romano has become one of the most fascinating vocal artists of the Italian mezzo repertoire.
In the few years of her career, Teresa Romano already made her debut in the leading roles of the Italian soprano and mezzo-soprano repertoire on many of the world's leading opera stages, alongside musicians such as Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Muti, and Plácido Domingo. In 2007 she sang Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte, conducted by Ottavio Dantone at Teatro alla Scala.
Ms. Romano has performed in concert with Filarmonica della Scala conducted by Daniele Gatti, she has been Alice in Falstaff with Circuito Lirico Lombardo alongside Ambrogio Maestri and Madama Cortese in Il Viaggio a Reims staged by Luca Ronconi at the Teatro alla Scala. She opened the 2010/11 Season at Teatro di San Carlo in Naples in La clemenza di Tito conducted by Jeffrey Tate and directed by Luca Ronconi, then sang at Teatro dell’Opera in Rome in Mefistofele, in Bologna and Jesi in a concert dedicated to Pergolesi conducted by Claudio Abbado, recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, at the Arena di Verona as Desdemona with Placido Domingo at the Gala in his honor, she sang in L’Aquila in a lyrical concert conducted by Riccardo Muti, she made her debut as Leonora in La Forza del Destino at the Sferisterio in Macerata conducted by Pier Luigi Pizzi and at the Teatro Regio in Parma during the Festival Verdi, singing the role of Leonora in Il Trovatore.
She performerd the role of Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera at the Sferisterio of Macerata staged by P. Pizzi and Marchesa del Poggio in Un Giorno di Regno at Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, La Clemenza di Tito in Marseille, Verdi’s Requiem conducted by Omer Meir Wellber and again Vitellia in La Clemenza di Tito in Modena.
Teresa Romano has made her debut as Turandot with the Circuito Lirico Lombardo, at Teatro Filarmonico in Verona and at Teatro Regio in Turin, she covered Anna Netrebko at La Scala in Andrea Chenier, conducted by Riccardo Chailly, and has been again Turandot at Palau de les Arts Reina Sofìa in Valencia and Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana for Circuito Lombardo, her debut in Aida as Amneris at Tiroler Festspiele Erl, again Turandot at La Fenice and the US debut at Sarasota Opera with La Wally.
Born in Campania, Teresa Romano began singing studies with Giuliana Valente, Leyla Gencer and Luciana Serra. She graduated with honors at the age of 20 from Conservatorio G. Martucci of Salerno. In July 2005 she won the Academy scholarship for opera singers at Teatro alla Scala; during the her two years of study, she performed in many concerts with piano and with orchestra, as well as in song recitals with James Vaughan. 2008 saw her victory at Voci Verdiane in Busseto. In 2012 she won first prize and the Luciano Pavarotti Young Singers Award at the GB Viotti Competition. In 2013 she was one of the five finalists in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, as the italian representative. In 2015 she won second prize in the international competition for dramatic voices “Elizabeth Connell” in Sydney.