Selene Zanetti


Selene studied opera singing in Padova and attended the masterclass of Raina Kabaivanska in Modena.

She has been part of the Opernstudio at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich where she is now joining the ensemble for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons.

At the Bayerische Staatsoper she sang many different roles like Magda Sorel in “The Consul” by G. Menotti, Nella in “Gianni Schicchi” by G. Puccini, Berta in “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” by G. Rossini, Sandmännchen in “Hänsel und Gretel” by E. Humperdinck, Erste Dame in “Die Zauberflöte” di W.A.Mozart, Giannetta in “L´elisir d´amore” by G. Donizetti, Blumenmädchen in “Parsifal” by R. Wagner among others.

In March 2018 she made her debut as Mimí in G. Puccini´s “La Bohéme” at “Teatro La Fenice” in Venice. Past roles include Donna Anna in “Don Giovanni” by W. A. Mozart and Rosina in “La Finta Semplice” by W. A. Mozart. In December 2018 she sang the main role of Marie in the new production “Die Verkaufte Braut” by B. Smetana in the Bayerische Staatsoper.

For the 2019/20 she will sing Amelia Grimaldi in the new production of “Simon Boccanegra” at the Klagenfurt Staadttheater and several other roles for  Bayerische Staatsoper including Mimì n “La Bohème” and Liù in “Turandot”. She has won numerous prices at international singing competitions: Second Price and “Verdi Price” at the 2016 Vinas Competition, “International Media Price” at the 2016 Belvedere Competition and many others.

She refined her style and technique in master classes of Brigitte Fassbaender, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Edith Wiens and Katia Ricciarelli.

Future engagements: La bohème and Carmen at Teatro San Carlo di Napoli.