Francesca Biliotti, contralto, was born in Venice. In 2004 she graduated from the Università L.Bocconi in Milan. During her final year at University she was awarded a Level I Music Diploma from the Conservatorio G.Cantelli in Novara, achieving the highest mark possible, under the supervision of Silvana Manga. She has received various prizes, including: First prize at the Camera Barocco section of the Opera Rinta singing competition in 2009, she was also a finalist at the 5th Ravello città della musica international singing competition.
In 2012 she was the winner at the Francesco Albanese competition, and a finalist in the la Citta Sonora competition in Milan. Also in 2012 she was the winner of “Best Mezzo-Soprano” at the Franca Mattiucci competition in Asti. In 2013 she took second place at the 67th European Community competition for young singers in Spoleto, where from May to September she took part in a training program, under the guidance of Lella Cuberli and Renato Bruson. On this course she performed in several concerts and sung the lead role in the contemporary opera Euridice by G.M. Scappucci. Recent performances include: a recital of Cantatas by Antonio Vivaldi and Benedetto Marcello (Tuscia Opera Festival); Maddalena in Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto (Brescia); soloist in Vivaldi’s Dixit Dominus with the Soloists of Moscow, conductor Yuri Bashmet (Yaroslavl Festival); Isabella in Gioachino Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri and Angelina in La Cenerentola (Teatro Nuova Turin); Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Orfeo, title role (Teatro Olimpico, Vincenza). She has also performed as a soloist in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Mozart’s Requiem and Handel’s Messiah.