Antonacci, Anna Caterina
- Elizabeth Forbes
(b Ferrara, April 5, 1961). Italian soprano . She studied in Bologna and made her début in 1986 at Arezzo as Rosina, then sang Flora (La traviata) at Bologna. In 1988, after winning the Pavarotti Competition, she sang Elizabeth (Maria Stuarda) in Bari Others of her roles are Horatia (Gli Orazi ed i Curiazi, Cimarosa) at Rome in 1989 and Lisbon, and the next year Fiordiligi at Venice and Macerata, Adalgisa at Catania, Polyxena in Manfroce’s Ecuba and the title role of Paisiello’s Elfrida at Savona. She also sang Mayr’s La rosa bianca e la rosa rossa at Bergamo. Her beautiful, dark-toned, flexible voice and dramatic temperament have been finely displayed in Rossini, as Dorliska at Savona, Ninetta (La gazza ladra) at Philadelphia, Anaï (Moïse) at Bologna, Semiramide at Catania and in the title role of Ermione at Rome (...