The delicacy of her pianissimo, her sensitive and expressive phrasing, her burnished tone and profound interpretative insight are Veronica Granatiero’s qualities that critics appreciate the most.
Besides receiving numerous reviews from the major international opera magazines, Veronica is also praised for her stage presence and her stylistic versatility.
She began studying singing at a young age, first focusing on pop, then jazz, and operatic and classical repertoire.
She performed at numerous concert venues, including, but not limited to, Opéra de Nice, the Moscow International Performing Arts Centre, Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, Teatro Municipale in Piacenza, Teatro delle Muse in Ancona, Teatro Verdi in Pisa, Arena del Sole in Bologna, Teatro Coccia in Novara, Teatro dell’Archivolto in Genoa, and Teatro Comunale in Fermo.
Her recent engagements include the roles of Talia and Butterfly for the world premiere of Joe Schittino’s Opera Minima at Teatro Municipale in Piacenza, conducted by Giovanni di Stefano; the role of Carolina in Il Matrimonio Segreto at Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, conducted by Alessandro Bonato and in Marco Castoldi’s (known as “Morgan”) creative production; and the role of Amina in Vincenzo Bellini’s La Sonnambula at Teatro delle Muse in Ancona, conducted by Alessandro D’Agostini and in Cristian Taraborrelli’s production.
Future engagements include the role of Juliette in C. Gounod’s Roméo et Juliet at Theater Magdeburg in Germany; the role of Nannetta and Norina at Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari; and Musetta for the Taichung National Theater.
She made her operatic debut as Liù in G. Puccini’s Turandot in Germany as part of the “Opera Classica Europa” festival, conducted by Sibylla Wagner; in Italy, she made her debut as Elena in Nino Rota’s Il Cappello di Paglia di Firenze at Teatro Verdi in Pisa, Teatro Goldoni in Livorno and Teatro del Giglio in Lucca, conducted by Francesco Pasqualetti and in Lorenzo Maria Mucci’s production.
She was welcomed on two occasions at the National Theatre in Constanta (Romania) to play the role of Liù and of the lively page Oscar in Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera, later gaining critical acclaim for performing the same role at Teatro delle Muse in Ancona, conducted by Guillaume Tourniaire and in Pete Brooks’ production. She performed Verdi’s music again at the Moscow International Performing Arts Centre, playing the role of Gilda in Rigoletto.
A fundamental step in her career was her debut at Opéra de Nice, conducted by Maestro Gheorgy Rath and in Daniel Benoin’s production, where she firstly performed as Countess Almaviva in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, then as Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and lastly as Eileen Sherwood, role that she performs excellently thanks to her jazz studies, in Leonard Bernstein’s musical A Wonderful Town.
She was conducted by Maestro Marco Angius in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, where she played the role of Amore for the summer opera season at Teatro Verdi in Padua; and by Maestro Matteo Beltrami in a Concerto Lirico Sinfonico at Teatro Coccia in Novara.
She performed at Teatro Marruccino in Chieti, Teatro Comunale in L’Aquila and Teatro Verdi in San Severo in a concert dedicated to Ennio Morricone’s film scores, conducted by Benedette Montebello and with the Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese.
Before graduating with honours in Operatic Singing from the Conservatoire in Foggia and pursuing a Professional Master Certificate in “Artistic Vocology” at the University of Bologna, Veronica performed on international stages, as well as in theatres and on television.
She was a member of Rai choir (Italian national broadcasting company) for over 8 years, and performed alongside international singers at the Powerade Centre in Brampton and at the Avalon Theatre at Fallsview Casino Resort in Toronto, Canada.
She performed at numerous concert venues, including Arena del Sole in Bologna, Teatro dell’Archivolto in Genoa, Teatro Comunale in Fermo, Teatro Sannnazario and Teatrino di Corte in Naples, and Teatro Vittoria in Rome, as well as in great productions for festivals and events (Festival dell’economia in Trento, La Repubblica delle Idee – Rep. 2014 – Naples). In three theatrical shows, she performed alongside well-known actors such as Giancarlo Giannini in Oscar, where, accompanied by the Capitanata Orchestra conducted by Benedetto Montebello, she sang the most beautiful scores by Ennio Morricone, Nicola Piovani and Riz Ortolani. In collaboration with Michele Placido, she took over the role of Amelita Baltar and Milva, and performed music by Astor Piazzolla and Carlos Gardel with the Argentinian music ensemble. In collaboration with Enzo De Caro she recorded an album featuring unreleased tracks written by the Neapolitan comic actor Antonio De Curtis; and in collaboration with the Italian journalist at La Repubblica, Federico Rampini, with whom she released a DVD of the show published by Mondadori, she performed numerous songs, ranging from Gershwin to Chinese and Korean traditional music, alongside Gianna Fratta and Dino De Palma.
She also participated in the recording of 2 albums for “KZ MUSIK”, published by MUSIKSTRASSE, the world’s encyclopaedia of music composed in concentration camps all over the world, for 4 soloists and orchestra conducted by Maestro Francesco Lotoro.
Also particularly interested in chamber music, Veronica is part of a duo project with the classical guitarist Luciano Pompilio, with whom she tours Europe.
Winner of the 14th “Luigi Zanuccoli” International Competition for Opera Singing, of 2016 “Cengio in Lirica” and finalist in the 2018 “Etta Limiti” International Competition for Opera Singing.