D’Orica/opera. Two words that almost rhyme: a harmony of sounds that becomes a harmony of purpose. A natural connection that we have decided to openly embrace: in 2018 we became Ambassadors of Donizetti, patrons of Italian culture and art, which we have always supported with our work: jewellery that brings the value of Italian know-how par excellence all over the world.
The Donizetti Festival is an international opera festival that takes place every year in Bergamo. It not only includes a full program of events dedicated to the great composer, but is a real moment of collective mobilisation in the city, an extraordinary birthday party organised for one of the greatest composers of all time.
In addition to supporting the event as Ambassadors, we had the pleasure of seeing our jewellery worn by two exceptional testimonials, the soprano Jessica Pratt and the mezzo-soprano Anna Bonitatibus. During the inaugural Gala with the RAI National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Frizza, Jessica Pratt sang while wearing the new D’orica jewellery collection. Anna Bonitatibus instead wore the Treesure jewels, which combine goldsmith art with the only silk produced entirely in Italy, on the occasion of her debut in the role ofEnrico of Burgundy, the first opera performed at the festival by Coro Donizetti Opera and directed by Fabio Tartari.
Hailed by the New York Times as a soprano “with a shimmering sound, easy and relaxed high notes, agile coloring and delicate lyrical grace”. Jessica Pratt is one of the main interpreters of the most difficult Belcanto repertoire. An English native, she grew up in Australia and currently lives in Italy, where she prepares her roles with Lella Cuberli. As one of the most active singers in her field, Jessica Pratt has faced one hundred and six productions interpreting thirty-nine roles since her debut in 2007, with the most popular being that of Lucia Ashton from the opera Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti. In September 2016 she was awarded the Oscar of the operas, or “International Opera Award”, as best soprano.
“Wearing D’orica jewels is very exciting for me. I can see the harmony and beauty of Italian Belcanto in the precious interweaving of the golden threads”. Jessica Pratt
As the 2015 International Opera Award Winner for Semiramide – La Signora Regaleand Best Female Voice Finalist IOA in 2016, the Anti-Diva as she likes to call herself, or Anna Bonitatibus stands out for the passion with which she performs the most famous names in musical theatre and for the commitment with which she promotes the dissemination of the lesser-known repertoire. She has participated in more than fifty works: from Claudio Monteverdi to Francesco Cavalli, from Pergolesi to Cimarosa, up to her beloved Gioachino Rossini. As one of the most acclaimed interpreters of Mozart, Anna Bonitatibus is at home in concert halls all over the world and has collaborated with prestigious conductors and directors. Recent projects include the recital “en travesti” and the Consonarte project, a musical publishing house founded by the artist to promote Italian chamber opera.
“It is a great honour and an immense joy to support your excellence and passion in your work, necessary requisites even in the fantastic world of opera! Thank you”. Anna Bonitatibus