Carmela Remigio to Receive the Premio Piccinni

By Francisco Salazar

Carmela Remigio has been awarded the 40th Premio Piccinni.

The Italian soprano will receive the award in a gala on Jan. 16, 2022, in Italy.

The soprano joins a list of artists, who have received the award including Sylvano Bussotti, Franco Zeffirelli, Joan Sutherland, and Nicolai Ghiaurov. 

Remigio has received the prestigious “Premio Abbiati” by the Associazione Critici Musicali Italiani and came to prominence when she won the 1992 “Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition” in Philadelphia. Since then she has sung at many of the great theaters in the world and has performed repertoire. She has dedicated her career to Mozart’s operas, singing all of the composer’s major roles, and is also well known for her Bel Canto, baroque, Verdi, and Puccini, among others.  

This season Remigio performs in a production of “Norma” at the Teatro Regio di Parma and “Faust” at the Teatro La Fenice.