Rottonara, daughter of the famous artist ROTT – Lois Rottonara – is a versatile musician, cultural ambassador and author of multimedia cultural events, concerts and experimental projects of music and art with Master’s Degree in piano and singing at the Conservatory of Music and Master’s Degree in Foreign Languages and Literature. She performs as soprano, pianist, author of experimental music and works at projects to promote music education.
She made her international debut in 2005 with her original music and film productions about the ancient Ladin myths of the Dolomites, especially the legend of Le Rëgn de Fanes (The Reign of Fanes), awarded internationally, where she performs the role of the protagonist princess Dolasila – Dolasilla and sings in Ladin, the most ancient alpine language yet spoken today: film The Reign of Fanes, film score Le Rëgn de Fanes – The Reign of Fanes, experimental opera – musical poem Fanes Poem Musical, multimedia installation Dolasila, multimedia concert Il sogno di Dolasila – The dream of Dolasila.
“Outstandig Achievement – Silver Medal Winner” as soprano and composer with Dolasila’Love (L’amur de Dolasila) -contemporary opera and composition- at the Global Music Awards 2019. One of her sung videos was chosen for the social wall of the international charity campaigne DiorLoveChain by Dior/Missdior and a video installation from Il sogno di Dolasila (The dream of Dolasila) has partecipated at an international exhibition in the context of the 57. Biennale d’arte di Venezia in the Palazzo Albrizzi, site of the Guatemala Pavillon.
In 2009, the year of the declaration of the Dolomites mountains World Natural Heritage by the UNESCO- there was the premiere of the opera Fanes Poem Musical – The musical poem of the Dolomites, then staged in 2011 at the City Theatre in Bolzano with the Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana. In 2010 her album Dreaming of Fanes is the first album sung in Ladin language that participates at the 53. Grammy Awards listed in the category “Best album of the year”.
Susy Rottonara has performed her original music and a wide opera and classical repertoire in concerts with famous artists on international level, with singers and musicians of the Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, of the RAI television and in many international festival and events.
In 2014 Susy Rottonara was cultural ambassador in the Italian Cultural Institute in La Valletta in Malta with the performance of the multimedia installation Dolasila, whose premiere was in 2013 in the MART Museum, and at the meeting of the Task force Cross Border Culture in Belgium with a performance from Fanes Poem Musical. She has been speaker at important international cultural meetings about music, education and minority languages.
In 2015 she sang in the video We are love by the Grammy winning artist Laura Sullivan. She is member of the comittee CPI – Cantanti professionisti d’Italia (Professional Italian Singers) and since 2010 voting member of the Recording Academy.
She is President of the Cultural Association Fanes that she has founded in 2006 together with the other authors of the film Le Rëgn de Fanes to promote and preserve Ladin legends through various cultural events and forms of art.
Collaborations with the media
Television reports about Susy Rottonara and her musical and cultural activites have been broadcasted by: RAI Uno, RAI TV Ladina Television and Radio Ladina, RAI Television and Radio Sender Bozen, RAI Television and Radio regionale del Trentino Alto Adige, RAI International, TML – Tele Minoranze Linguistiche, TCA, Südtirol Heute – ORF. Susy Rottonara has performed for many singing recordings for RAI TV Television Ladina and Radio productions and has participated as guest at many radio programs. Moreover she has been author of many episodes of the Ladin radio program La Copa dal Cafè about music and history of music.
Press : Il Corriere della sera/Il Corriere dell’Alto Adige, Alto Adige, L’Adige, Il Giornale, Dolomiten, Die Südtiroler Tageszeitung, FF-Das Südtiroler Wochenmagazin, In-Südtirol, Die Südtirolerin, L’Avisio, California Literary Review, The Sunday Times of Malta, The Malta Independent, l-orizzont, La Usc di Ladins, Gana, Enrosadira, Meridiani Montagne
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