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Milena Rudiferia, Opera singer

After more than three decades in leading roles on stage and in the most prestigious concert halls all over the world, she ended her career, acknowledging her huge gratitude to her many fans for the loyal support they provided over so many years. Music still plays a significant role in her life, not least as a keen and well-disposed listener, and she devotes much time to her beloved animals.

Milena Rudiferia was born in Bolzano (Italy) and attended music classes at Salzburg Mozarteum, where she obtained the Lied and Opera high-level diploma. She made her debut as “Princess of Csárdás” at Vienna Volksoper. With this theatre she had an international tournée in the United States (New York, Washington,Los Angeles and Chicago). At the Vienna State Opera she sang as “Pamina” (W.A. Mozart: Magic flute) (Photo) and as “Adele” (J. Strauss: The bat).

In addition to her regular activity as singer and opera singer in Vienna she performed at Big Theatre of Liceo/ Barcelona, at Deutsches Theater/ Munich, in numerous productions of the Giuseppe Verdi Theatre/ Trieste, at Teatro Regio/ Parma and sang with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Mozarteum- Orchestra/ Salzburg, the BBC- Symphony Orchestra/ London and sang concerts at Kölner Philharmonie-WDR, at the Golden Room of Vienna Musikverein, at Symphony Hall/ Osaka, at NHK Hall and Bunka Kaikan/ Tokyo. She participated in Salzburg festival, in Wiener Festwochen and in a plenty of radio and television broadcastings (SFB-Berlin, NOS-Amsterdam, RAI-Roma, SWF-Baden-Baden, ORF-Vienna).

Between 1999 and 2001 she sang concerts and performances in opera and operetta in Vienna, Italy, Germany, England, the Philippines and Japan with following orchestras: BBC-Orchestra/ London, The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble Wiener Symphoniker, Kammerphilharmonie Bratislava, Johann Strauss Kammerorchester/ Wien and others.

In the season 2002 / 2003 she performed in the leading role of "Csárdásprincess" at Vienna Volksopera and New years concerts in New York (Lincoln-Center 2003-01-01) and in Washington (Kennedy-Center 2003-01-03) with the Tenor Jerry Hadley. (Photo)

2004 saw her back on stage in America beside numerous appearances in Vienna.

2005 international performances were held in Costa Rica (National Theatre) and Italy.

2006 / 2007 she sang "Stabat Mater" by G. Rossini with the participation of: Luis Girón May, José Francisco Viquez and Gastón Fournier Facio ( artistic coordinator of Accademia Santa Cecilia di Roma), at Festival Voces del Mundo in San José/ Central America, performed concerts in Florida/ USA and in 10 Japanese metropolises (Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka a.o.) besides numerous performances in Austria, Germany and the Netherlands.

2007 / 2008 she sang a recital accompanied by orchestra ensemble of the Komische Oper Berlin: gala concert (Photo) in occasion of the Foundation A.SK. Social Science Award organized by WZB Berlin (the award 2007 went to Sir Anthony Atkinson) and an Asia concert tour accompanied by Johann Strauss Ensemble of Vienna Symphony Orchestra is on her schedule.

2009 is dedicated to J. Haydn - Jubilee (1732 - 1809) and starts with chamber music in Berlin (Rotes Rathaus) and Hainburg (see: Plakate / Posters) where Haydn got his musical formation.

Her repertory includes the main roles for lyric soprano with coloratura in opera and operetta.