soprano, Lorna Windsor
Italian-English soprano Lorna Windsor studied singing, viola and piano in London (at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama) in Vienna and in France, having been a pupil of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Hans Hotter, and Gérard Souzay. She debuted as Rosalinde in J. Strauss's Il Pipistrello and in many Viennese and Offenbach operettas from Sadlers Wells, in Offenbach's operettas, to the Théâtre des Champs Elysées with J. Savary and in the most important French theatres. He sang Neapolitan funny operas at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, directed by Graziella Sciutti, but also the music of the thirteenth and fourteen centuries by Trobadors, in the Occitan language. She sang the operas of Monteverdi directed by C. Gallico in Mantua, Vienna, Prague, Budapest and Gemany. Among the Mozart roles she has covered, it is worth to remember those of Venus in Ascanio in Alba, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni in Glyndebourne, Despina in Così fan tutte under the direction of Claudio Abbado, and has collaborated with Giorgio Strehler in Milan, Rome, St. Petersburg, Moscow and Beijing. She also performed in La Secchia Rapita di Salieri under the direction of Frans Bruggen, and was Eurydice in Jacopo Peri's Eurdee at TMP Châtelet. With Gustav Leonhardt he played some of J. S. Bach's cantatas. Sophie in Rosenkavalier, and Norina in Don Pasquale in various European theatres, West Side Story and Trouble in Tahiti in Bernstein at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, L' Enfant et lei Sortilèges in Ancona and Bari, directed by Daniele Abbado, and regularly hosted in the Teatro San Carlo of Naples, in Verona, Genoa, Modena, Bologna, Mantova, Maggio Musicale and Teatro Verdi of Florence, Teatro Massimo of Palermo, Fenice of Venice, RAI, ORF, RTS, BBC Radio 3. He collaborates with A. Ballista and D. Tortorella, guest of major European festivals. She speaks and plays in six languages, sings in more than fifteen languages.