Manuela Custer was born in Novara, and made her debut in 1985 in Turin. This immediately led to an international career, which saw her appearing in the most prestigious Opera houses and Concert halls all over the world (Monaco, Venice, Salzburg, Detroit, Wien, Florence, Madrid, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Rome, Paris, Seville, Lyon, Leipzig, London), working with such distinguished conductors as Chailly, Lopez-Cobos, Luisi, Carella, Biondi, Marcon, Guidarini, Muller, Accardo, Ceccato, Noseda, etc… She made her debut at La Scala in Milan with Debussy’s La demoiselle élue under Gardiner. Her future engagements include: Rossini’s Guillaume Tell in Amsterdam, Rossini’s Italiana in Algeri in Florence, Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Mozart’s Requiem at La Fenice in Venice, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis in Milan, Rossini’s Barbiere di Siviglia in Sassari, Donizetti’s Il diluvio universale in St. Gallen, Falstaff in Bilbao. For Opera Rara she has recorded Rossini’s Elisabetta regina d’Inghilterra and Zelmira (Edinburgh International Festival), Donizetti’s Pia de’ Tolomei and Diluvio universale, highlights from Meyerbeer’s L’esule di Granata and Mercadante’s Maria Stuart, and features on Volumes 5 and 6 of the Il Salotto series.
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