Described as ‘A true vocal personality’ by Alberto Mattioli in Amadeus magazine, Italian Mezzosoprano Arlene Belli is a graduate of Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome and a National Opera Studio alumna 20/21. Recipient of the Help Musicians Sybil Tutton Opera Award and the First Prize at the Simone Alaimo International Competition. Before graduating from the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome, she completed a degree in Political Science and International Relations at LUISS Guido Carli University.
Her most recent performances include concerts with WNO, ENO, Opera North appearing at St. David’s Hall (Cardiff), The Coliseum and Cadogan Hall (London); working with conductors of the calibre of Paul Daniel, Olivia Clarke, Jeremy Silver, James Southall and Christoph Eschenbach just to mention some.
This year she was involved with two World premiers; The (female) Pope in The Burning Question by Edward Lambert with Tête à Tête Opera and Lady Louisa Wolseley in The Master by Alberto Caruso making her debut at Wexford Festival Opera.
Her versatile voice can range from Baroque to Contemporary repertoire, passing through Bel canto and French Romantic repertoire.
Equally at home in oratorio and choral music, credits include Pergolesi Stabat Mater, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle, Mozart Requiem, Puccini Gloria and Salve Regina.
In March 2023 Arlene will be returning at Cadogan Hall to perform Mahler’s 3rd Symphony with the Royal Orchestral Society conducted by Orlando Jopling.