Erika Grimaldi is one of the most talented young sopranos in Italy today. Born in Asti she graduated with distinction from the Conservatorio Giuseppe
Verdi in Turin in singing and piano. Her first success came at the Crescentino International Competition in Vercelli (Italy) in 1998 and the International
Giacomo Lauri-Volpi Competition (Spain).
Recent engagements have included first performances as Maria in Simon Boccanegra in Turin under the direction of Gianandrea Noseda. She was also heard at the Regio this season in her first performances of Mathilde in “Guglielmo Tell” under Noseda’s direction and also appeared there as Liu in Turandot. She made her U.S. debut in August 2014 in the “Beethoven Ninth Symphony” with the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York. She opened the 2014/2015 season at the Regio in Torino as Desdemona in Otello and will also appear there as the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro. In 2015, she will make her U.S. opera debut at the Washington National Opera as Micaela in Carmen and she will appear as Mimi in “La Boheme” at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari. She joined Jonas Kaufmann in a scene from “Il Trovatore” on the tenor’s recent all-Verdi CD for SONY CLASSICAL.