Italian soprano Damiana Mizzi began her musical training at the age of 8, studying piano. She went on to attend the Nino Rota Music Conservatory in Monopoli (Bari) earning her diploma under Maria Grazia Pani, and completed her studies with Amelia Felle and now with Mariella Devia.
In 2008 she obtained the Master Degree in Performance of the solistic repertoire at Nino Rota Music Conservatory.
She has participated in Master Classes with Natale De Carolis, Manuela Custer, Stefano Giannini, Domenico Colajanni, Alfonso Antoniozzi, Daniela Barcellona, Tiziana Fabbricini, and recently with Renata Scotto at the Opera Studio in the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia of Rome.
In 2013 she attended the Accademia Rossiniana in Pesaro with Alberto Zedda.
Finalist at Placido Domingo’s Operalia 2017, Damiana has won many International Lyric Contests, such as: “As.Li.Co.” in 2012 (First Prize), Viñas Competition in 2014 (Extraordinary Prize offered by the European Opera Centre reserved to a finalist), X edition of International “Ottavio Ziino” Competition (First Prize), XII edition of “Valerio Gentile” International Prize (First Prize).
She made her debut very young in 2004 in the role of Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia by G. Paisiello, and in 2005 she interpreted Valencienne in La Vedova Allegra di F. Lehàr.
In the following years, she interpreted many roles in Italy and other countries, like Adina (L’Elisir d’amore, G. Donizetti), Gilda (Rigoletto, G. Verdi), Despina (Così fan tutte, W.A. Mozart), Giulietta (I Capuleti e i Montecchi, V.Bellini), Nannetta (Falstaff, G. Verdi), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro, W.A. Mozart) Corinna (Il Viaggio a Reims, G. Rossini), Elena (Il cappello di paglia, N. Rota), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi, G. Puccini), the title role in The Cunning Little Vixen (L. Janáček), Musetta (La Bohème, G. Puccini), Elisetta (Il Matrimonio Segreto, D. Cimarosa), Serpina (La Serva Padrona, G.B. Pergolesi e G. Paisiello), Clorinda (La Cenerentola, G. Rossini) , Elvira (L’Italiana in Algeri, G. Rossini), Oscar (Un ballo in maschera, G. Verdi), Satirino (La Calisto, F. Cavalli).
In these years she have the possibility to work in many important theatres and Festivals, including Teatro alla Scala, Teatro dell’Opera of Rome, Accademia Nazionale of Santa Cecilia, Teatro La Fenice of Venice, Teatro Regio of Turin, Opera of Florence, Teatro Regio of Parma, Ravenna Festival, Stresa Festival, ROF, Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Reate Festival, theatres of Circuito Lirico Lombardo, Musikfest Bremen, Teatro Campoamor in Oviedo, Savonlinna Opera Festival, Royal Opera House Muscat, Theater Lübeck.
Damiana Mizzi is very active in the world of contemporary music, performing regularly many important composers such as M. D’Amico , F. Pennisi, G. Battistelli. She collaborated with Nuova Consonanza Festival in Rome singing premieres of many composers.
She worked with important conductors, including Riccardo Muti, Kent Nagano, Donato Renzetti, Bruno Campanella, Christophe Rousset, Fabio Biondi, Riccardo Frizza, Lü Jia , Gianpaolo Bisanti, Andrea Battistoni, Roland Böer, Daniel Smith, Marco Angius, Alejo Perez, Nicola Paszkowski, Luigi Piovano, Christian Capocaccia, Francesco Lanzillotta.
Damiana performs regularly with many chamber music groups, she’s member of Hemisphaeria Trio and she teachs at Higher Institute of Musical Studies “G. Verdi” in Ravenna.
Next engagements include the debut role of Norina in Don Pasquale by G. Donizetti at Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari.