Laura Ansaldi is an Italian soprano and actress with an international career. She is committed to a very high level of training: Conservatory of Music in Genoa and Milan; Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Scuola di Musica di Fiesole; TEMA Higher Education Academy in Milan. In addition to opera singing, she also holds degrees in piano and performing arts.
It was in 2001 with the opera Tosca that she heated up the opera stage, then continued with many important performances all over the world: Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Russia, Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, USA, Switzerland.
She was immediately appreciated as a very versatile singer. Officially defined as a "dramatic soprano with agility", she easily interprets a very light repertoire to the most dramatic roles; from L'elisir d'amore to Turandot from Lucia di Lammermoor to Norma. Among her most successful roles: Tosca; Madama Butterfly; Leonora (La forza del destino); Norina (Don Pasquale); Abigaille (Nabucco); Mimi (La Bohème); Adriana Lecouvreur; Maddalena (Andrea Chenier). Thanks to her talent as an actress, she is also very popular as a performer in musicals and theatre.
She has collaborated with important orchestras and artists such as Claudio Abbado, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Carlo Maria Giulini, Boston Philharmonic, Longwood Symphony Orchestra, Ottavio Garaventa, Delfo Menicucci, Lorenzo Castriota Skanderbeg, Massimo De Stefano, Silvano Frontalini, Sandro Fazzolari, Marco Voleri, Daniele Anzaghi, Carlo Torriani, Vincenzo Villani, Bruno Tasso, Rossella Spinosa, Sofia Philharmonic, Orchestra Classica di Alessandria, Roncole Verdi Orchestra, Bilbao Baroque Ensemble, Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid.
Highly committed to social responsibility, she enjoys participating in charitable initiatives. She is the official patron of the Enrico Charles Foundation, an UK organisation supporting disabled children and their families, and she supports the "Stiftung Pro UKBB" and other Swiss charity initiatives with her performances.
In addition to her stage activities, Laura Ansaldi is also a popular teacher and member of the commission of several competitions. She gives private lessons in Zurich for young singers and, from 2009 to 2014, she was a drama and singing teacher at the Academy of Arts 14youstudio in Lugano.
She has been selected for several prestigious and international events, always as a principal soloist, such as the International Roncole Giuseppe Verdi Festival, the official celebrations of the life of Maria Callas and the rediscovery of A. Scarlatti (with world premiere in Zurich.
Always driven by innovation, she likes to be involved in creative projects, for example, the Opera Rock Babel, composed by Diego Rocca (2021); the Silent Film Soundtrack Project (2021), the Progressive Rock and Opera Symphony of Storm and Water, composed by Olivier Guenat (2020); and the concept created by herself of a recital for soprano und cello solo, based on the original compositions of John Tavener und Davide Rundini.
Since June 2023, Laura Ansaldi ist professor of vocal technique and acting at the Close Encounters Theatre (CET) in Zurich.