Raffaella Battistini was born in Cesena. After she graduated from the Faculty of Economics in Bologna University, she began to study singing with soprano Maria Parazzini, showing immediately great potential and a very interesting vocal style, allowing her to range from Verdi, Puccini, Leoncavallo, Boito and Cilea with great ease.
Raffaella Battistini also studied with M° Luciano Pavarotti end Leone Magiera, with M° Angelo Bertacchi, mainly widening the study of Verdi and Puccini operas. Her first debut appearance is on the 15th of June 2004 in Modena at "Music Village" playing the role of Mimė in La Bohčme by Giacomo Puccini, conducted by M° Magiera and directed by Luciano Pavarotti.
Her carrier takes off singing Lių (Turandot), Nedda (Pagliacci), Tosca, Leonora (Trovatore), Leonora (Forza del Destino) Aida, Traviata, Maria di Rohan, Butterfly, Manon, Amelia (Ballo in Maschera), Maddalena (Mefistofele), Margherita (A. Chenier), Abigaille (Nabucco), Elvira (Ernani) e Santuzza (Cavalleria), in the main Italian theatres such as: Bellini in Catania, Rossini in Pesaro, Comunale in Bologna, Palafiera di Forlė, Carisport di Cesena, Regio in Turin, Verdi in Pisa, Verdi in Busseto, Opera House in Cairo, Salzburg Festival, Stockholm, Theatre Municipal of Bucarest, Theatre Municipal of Constanza Festival Carnegie Hall.
Raffaella Battistini also performed under the followings conductors: Leone Magiera, Ivan Filev, Paolo Olmi, Hirofumi Yoshida, Massimo De Bernard, Giampaolo Mazzoli, Maurizo Arena, Bruno Bartoletti, Laurence Gilgore .. And directed by: Massimo Pezzuti, Maurizio di Mattia, Habdalla Saad, Massimiliano Scaglione, Maestrini, Beppe de Tommasi. In 2006 she is overall winner of two international competitios: "Porana Lirica" and "Tita Ruffo".
Her numerous concert performances led her to sing with unmatched singers: Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Boccelli, Nicola Martinucci, Lando Bartolini, Franco Cecchele, Pietro Ballo, Kristian Johansson, Giuseppe Giacomini, Michele Pertusi, Alberto Gazale, Leo Nucci, Ruggiero Raimondi.
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