Marina Serpagli gets her Conservatory Diploma in Lyrical Singing at Music Conservatory “G. Nicolini” in Piacenza under the guide of Adelisa Tabiadon.
She perfects herself for several years with Sonia Ganassi.
Furthermore, she graduates in foreign languages at the University of Pavia, her hometown.
She wins the Third Prize at the National Lyrical Singing Competition “Young Talents” in Pavia and a special mention at the International Lyrical Singing Competition “Theatre on the Water” in Arona (Lake Maggiore).
She also wins a bursary to be among the protagonists of the contemporary opera Jasmin in the Land of Liars, winner of Fedora Prize.
As a young beginner, she is selected by M. Romano Gandolfi to sing with the Choir of Giuseppe Verdi Symphonic Orchestra in Milan, performing in the great opening Gala for its auditorium with Mahler’s Second Symphony Aufherstehung, under the baton of M. Riccardo Chailly.
She also cooperates with Philharmonic Choir Ruggero Maghini in Turin, for some concerts with the National Symphonic Orchestra RAI and Maestri Juanjo Mena and Jeffrey Tate.
She is also member of Ghislieri Choir in Pavia, performing in different repertoires from Renaissance polyphony to sacred music.
As a soloist, she performs in various concerts at important italian venues and Festivals: Aula del 400 auditorium at the University of Pavia, Music Hall at Ghislieri College in Pavia, Palazzo Pignano in Cremona, Vernazza Opera Festival at the “Cinque Terre”, Open Opera and Tuscany Opera Festival, Mantova Chamber Music Festival.
She sings Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with Nuova Cameristica di Milano Orchestra and Händel’s Messiah with Canova Orchestra.
She performs in the Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini in Reggio Emilia.
She records a DVD of Sacred Music arias, titled Marina Serpagli, The voice in the soul.
Her operatic activity starts at the Early Music Festival in Belgrade (Serbia) where, in cooperation with Italian Diplomacy, she performs the double role of Goddess Virtue and Arnalta in L’incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi at the Madlenianum Theatre.
Immedialtely after this performance, she is selected by famous Maestro Donato Renzetti to sing the role of Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro at Teatro Rossini in Pesaro.
She is also Dorabella (Così fan tutte) at Rosetum Theatre in Milan, and Dritte Dame/Dritter Knabe (Die Zauberflöte) at Manzoni Theatre in Monza and Teatro Sociale in Mantua.
She performs both roles of Angelina and Tisbe in La Cenerentola by Rossini: the first one in Teatro Alfieri in Asti, the second one in a long italian tour at Teatro Argentina in Rome, Teatro San Carlo in Neaples, Teatro Regio in Parma.
She sings in two productions at the historical theatre Teatro del Giglio in Lucca: the famous Cartolina Pucciniana (dedicated to the “Trittico”) and Suor Angelica, also staged in Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna.
She is also in the cast of the opera L’uccellino d’oro by Riccardo Zandonai, in a new production at the Philharmonic Hall in Rovereto, which will soon be staged at Zandonai Theatre.
She has worked with Maestri: Donato Renzetti, Romano Gandolfi, Predrag Gosta, Marco Alibrando, Enrico Pagano, Enrico Gerola, Marco Guidarini, Giulio Prandi and the directors Alberto Oliva, Denis Krief, Aldo Tarabella, Alberto Paloscia, Leo Muscato, Elisabetta Courir.
She speaks, sings and performs in English, French and German.