Marina Viotti

3rd Prize ex aequo Voice 2016

After a diploma in flute, Marina Viotti set out to explore different musical styles, including jazz, gospel and metal. She then completed a degree in literary studies (hypokhâgnes), before moving to Vienna, where she started voice studies with Heidi Brunner in 2011. She joined the Singverein and Gustav Mahler choirs and subbed with the Vienna Opera choir. She made her first solo appearance in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solonnelle, followed by the role of the Récitante (Debussy’s Damoiselle élue) with Bertrand de Billy. In 2013, she began her Masters at the Lausanne University of Music with Brigitte Balleys.

Marina Viotti is recipient of several scholarships (Migros, Mosetti) and prizes (1st Prize at the Maçon Competition in 2014 and Belcanto Prize at the Wildbad Rossini Festival in 2015). She has performed with the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, at the Cully Festival, and has toured in Switzerland and France with her recital “From Bach to Piaf, love songs”.

Marina Viotti obtained her first roles at the Lausanne Opera as Third Lady (Mozart’s Magic Flute), Mère, Tasse and Libellule (Rossini’s L’enfant et les Sortilèges), among others. Last season, she enacted Isabella (Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri) in Wilbad. She will shortly be recording her first CD with the OCL, with Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder.