Roberta Mantegna was born in Palermo in 1988; since the age of 8, she takes part in the children’s choir at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo. She graduated in piano in 2009 and opera singing in 2010 at the Conservatory “V. Bellini” in Palermo. In 2015 she gets the two-years opera singing training at the “N. Piccinni” Conservatory in Bari, studying vocal technique with Lucrezia Messa and repertoire with Domenico Colaianni. At the same time, she studies with Dimitra Theodossiou and Renata Scotto at the Accademia of Santa Cecilia in Rome.
Between 2013 and 2015, she worked as a choir artist at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari. In July 2015 she sang in Mayr’s Medea in Corinto led by Fabio Luisi at the Festival of Valle d’Itria. From 2016 to 2018, she has been a member of “La Fabbrica”, the Young Artist Program of the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome.
She has received many international awards, such as the second prize at the “Singing Competition Iris Adami Corradetti” (Padova) in 2014, the second prize and the best award for female voice at the “Umberto Giordano Opera Competition” (Foggia) in 2015 and the first prizes at the “Singing Competition Toti Dal Monte” (Treviso) and the “Vincenzo Bellini Competition of Belcanto” (Marseille) in 2016.
After her debuts in the title roles as Norma at the Teatro Comunale in Treviso and Maria Stuarda at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, she has sung more recently in Carmen (Micaëla) at the Terme di Caracalla in Rome, Le nozze di Figaro (Countess Almaviva) in Dubai tournée with Naples’ Teatro di San Carlo, I masnadieri (Amalia) in Rome, Montecarlo and Valencia, Il corsaro (Gulnara) in Piacenza and Modena, Il pirata (Imogene) at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Le Trouvère (Léonore) for the Festival Verdi in Parma, La bohème (Mimì) at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo and a concert version of Il pirata at the Grand Théâtre in Geneva. Among her future engagements: Aida (title role) at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Ecuba (Polissena) at the Festival della Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca and Don Carlo (Elisabeth of Valois) at the Teatro Real in Madrid.