Mezzosoprano Luciana Mancini received bachelor degrees in both Classical Singing and Early Music Performance Practice at the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag in Holland. There she subsequently joined the Opera Studio while working on her Master thesis about italian monodies of the 1600´s and experimenting further on how to bring out the personality of the piece or the role, historically informed, receiving her Masters degree from the Early Music Department in 2009.
…She has sung under the batuta of directors such as René Jacobs, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Enrico Onofri, Pablo Heras-Casado, Neeme Järvi and Juanjo Mena and collaborated with groups such as L´Arpeggiata, La Fenice, Lautten Compagney, Divino Sospiro, Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, Ensemble Matthäus, and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra among many others in important venues and theaters around the world including the Staatsoper Berlin, Theater an der Wien, Drottningholms Slottsteater, Carnegie Hall, Opera Comique, National Opera of the Netherlands and the Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth. She has also had the enriching experience of working with stage directors such as Benjamin Lazar, Sigrid T´Hooft, Pablo Maritano, Achim Freyer and recently a more physical dimension with choreographer Sasha Waltz.
Born in Sweden with Chilean roots, her upbringing embraced by classical music and folkmusic from around the world, led Luciana into exploring several colors of vocal expression from a very early age.
She has interpreted roles from Monteverdi´s Messaggiera to Donizetti´s Smeton; from Machaut to Piazzola; adapting to the different styles with great care and fascination.