Voice teacher soprano
Known for her warmly lyrical, dramatically present timbre, communicative expression and instinctive musicality, Canadian soprano Lusila Mazi has performed in opera and recital stages across USA, Europe, and Canada at venues such as Opera America New York, Schubert Geburthaus Vienna, and Canadian Opera Company. She returned to Florence to reprise the role of La Contessa Almaviva in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro at Conservatorio di Musica Luigi Cherubini, and debuted Donna Elvira from Mozart’s Don Giovanni in an evening of opera scenes and arias. In Tuscany she has performed Suor Angelica in Puccini’s Suor Angelica with Connecticut Lyric Opera’s Greve Music Festival in Greve-in-Chianti under the mentorship of acclaimed soprano Katia Ricciarelli. Ms. Mazi made her debut in the role of Violetta Valery in Verdi’s La Traviata, Opera in Concert at Teatro Sociale Bellinzona this July. She performed in an evening of bel canto, romanticismo, and verismo arias & scenes for charity gala for International Women’s Club of Lugano, and in winter season concert at Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana of Lugano. Ms. Mazi made her debut in Austin, Texas in the role of the Queen of Night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with Luke Housner’s Summer Opera Workshop. In Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann, Ms. Mazi has performed the role of Giulietta with Midwest Opera Institute in Bloomington, Illinois. She has performed the roles of Barbarina and Contessa Almaviva in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro with Connecticut Lyric Opera’s Greve Music Festival. Ms. Mazi is passionate about bel canto & verismo tradition, particularly for their revival. Ms. Mazi is completing postgraduate studies in Master of Advanced Studies in Music Performance & Interpretation program specializing in bel canto, romanticismo and verismo repertory at Scuola universitaria di Musica del Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano. She completed ERASMUS European Opera Academy at Conservatorio di Music Luigi Cherubini in Florence. She is working on title roles of Anna Bolena in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Elvira in Verdi’s Ernani, Adrianna Lecouvreur in Cilea’s Adrianna Lecouvreur, and Mimi in Puccini’s La Bohème. She completed studies at Scuola dell’Opera Italiana Fiorenza Cedolins (SOI), with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts under the Professional Development for Artists program. In SOI, she has performed Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Così fan tutte at Palazzo dell’Academia Filarmonica di Torino in Turin, Italy and at Associazione degli Amici del Loggione del Teatro della Scala in Milan. Ms. Mazi graduated from University of Toronto with a Double Major in Classical Voice and Neuroscience. She was the first student in the Faculty of Music in University of Toronto to have completed a Neuroscience Major alongside her classical music studies. Ms. Mazi is a recipient of Canada Council for the Arts Professional Development for Artists Grant Program, University of Toronto Undergraduate Association Grant, Italian Cultural Institute of Toronto in Italian Language Study Abroad Grant for Italian Studies at Michelangelo Instituto Firenze, and Vienna Language of Lieder Program Scholarship.