In April 2019 Marina Viotti was awarded the “Best Young Singer of the year” at the prestigious International Opera Awards in London. She also won the 3rd prize at the “Concours de Genève” in 2016, and the International Belcanto Prize at the Rossini Festival in Wildbad in 2015.
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 and studied Belcanto with Raul Gimenez and Alessandra Rossi.
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.
Since then, she sang roles roles like Olga (Onegin) and Bradamante (Alcina) in Opera du Rhin, Elisabetta (Maria Stuarda) and Isabella in Lucerne, Rosina (Barbiere) at the Bolshoi and in Dresden, Melibea (Viaggio a Reims) in Valencia and at the Liceu, where she also debuted Nicklausse/Muse (Hoffman Tales) last season. In 2021-22, she made her debut as Dorabella (Cosi) in a new production at the Staatsoper Berlin under the direction of Barenboim, and will sing her first Cherubino (Nozze) there later this season. Marina will also come back to la Scala, this time singing Maddalena (Rigoletto), a role she sang already in Zürich and Münich Staatsoper. Further debuts include Orlovsky (Fledermaus) in Firenze Maggio Musicale, Arsace (Semiramide) in Lausanne, and Alceste (title role) in Roma.
Marina Viotti is a sought-after concert singer. Her concert repertoire includes among others: Mozart C Messe, The Seven last Words of our Saviour (Haydn), Beethoven’s Mass in D Major and Symphony No. 9, Kindertotenlieder (Mahler), Der Rose Pilgerfahrt (Schumann), La petite messe solennelle (Rossini), Verdi’s Requiem, El amor Brujo (De Falla), Le Poème de l’amour et de la mer (Chausson), under the baton of maestro Corboz, maestro Dudamel, or maestro De Billy, to name but a few.
Moreover, Marina Viotti is regularly invited to festivals all over the world, to present her very uniquerecital/shows such as “Love has no borders” (voice, piano, sax and contrebasse), “Porque existe otro querer” (duo voice/guitar) or “About last night”(cabaret).