Italian soprano Rachele Stanisci made her Royal Opera debut in 2013 as Hélène (Les Vêpres siciliennes). She reprises the role in the 2017/18 Season. Stanisci was born in Brindisi. She studied with Gina Salvagno and at the Scuola di Perfezionamento Artisti Lirici of La Scala, Milan. She began her career singing for companies including La Monnaie, Brussels, Semperoper Dresden, Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse, Bavarian State Opera and La Fenice, Venice.
Subsequent engagements include Puccini’s Manon Lescaut for Greek National Opera and on tour in Italy, Francesca da Rimini for Paris Opéra, Liù (Turandot) for Arena di Verona, Leonora (Il trovatore) in Kazan and for Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisbon, Hélène for Teatro di San Carlo, Naples, Turandot in Palermo and for Arena di Verona, Lady Macbeth (Macbeth) in Cagliari, Amelia (Un ballo in maschera) in Trieste, Anna Bolena in Catania, Iris in Tokyo, Elizabeth of Valois (Don Carlo) in Hamburg, Norma for the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing, Odabella (Attila) in Monte Carlo, Maddalena (Andrea Chénier) in Pisa, Abigaille (Nabucco) in Lima, Tigrana (Edgar) in Dortmund and Aida for Macedonian Opera and in Pisa and Split.
Stanisci’s concert performances include Amelia (Un ballo in maschera) with Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Zubin Mehta, Verdi’s Requiem in Trieste with Gianluigi Gelmetti and at the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos and a Verdi gala at Liceu, Barcelona