The Italian soprano Selene Zanetti was born in Vicenza. She studied opera singing in Padova and attended the masterclass of Raina Kabaivanska in Modena.
Currently, she is part of the Opernstudio at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich where she will be joining the ensemble from the 2018/19 season.
Her recent and future engagements there include 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 “The Magic Flute” by 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 the “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.
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.