Chiara De Palo Curriculum

CHIARA DE PALO

(Cantante-Attrice)*

Nata a Firenze, ha intrapreso all’età di cinque anni i suoi studi vocali presso la Scuola di Musica di Fiesole sotto la guida di Maureen Jones. Ha poi proseguito coprendo repertori lirici, jazz e di musical-theatre con Maestri quali F.Bertoli, M.Aino, J.Murami, G.Grazzini, R.Arrighini, S.Farrell, M.Benvenuti, F.Della Monica.

Laurea in Relazioni Internazionali
La sua formazione attoriale e di musical-theatre performer, in Italia, è avvenuta presso la Bernstein School of Music and Drama, il Laboratorio Nove, la Scuola Europea dell’Arte dell’Attore e con Mamadou Dioume (Peter Brook Company). Attualmente risiede e lavora tra Italia e Londra dove si è perfezionata in teatro fisico presso l’École de Mime Corporel Dramatique (diretta da S.Wasson), il Complicite Theatre, Frantic Assembly e con David Glass. Vocalmente è stata seguita da V.Manley (Roy Hart Theatre), Bazil Meade (London Gospel Community Choir), Jr Robinson (UK Gospel Award).

Ha studiato Musical-Theatre con Ann James (Royal Academy of Music) e Scott Johnson (Guildhall School of Drama and Music), Jazz con Randolph Matthews e Cleveland Watkiss (UK JAZZ AWARD SINGER 2010). Attrice solista in “Enoch Arden” (Strauss/Tennyson), accompagnata dal pianista Gabriele Baldocci, al PROGETTO MARTHA ARGERICH, parte del Festival di Lugano 2014.
Ha recentemente coperto ruoli come attrice di prosa, teatro fisico e cantante nel West- End a Londra e in Europa: Katia Kabanova (regia di Robert Carsen, Teatro Regio), Idrosss (regia di G.Cauteruccio), Vita di Galileo (regia di G. Lavia), Tre Movimenti di Luce (regia di G. Cauteruccio, 78°Maggio Musicale Fiorentino), La Dannazione di Faust (regia di Terry Gilliam), Lucrezia Borgia (regia di Mike Figgis), Il Flauto Magico (regia di David McVicar), Skinless (The Place), Lauderdale Dance (UK Big Dance Festival), The Echoes of Willard, The Bacchae di Euripide (5 stars-critica TIME OUT), Opera of Surveillance, Pierrot Lunaire di A. Schoenberg, The Red Ladies (Clod Ensemble), Medea (Salisbury International Festival), Le Valchirie di Wagner (Théâtre National Bruxelles), This is a Chair di C. Churchill, The Voice of Things (Edinburgh Festival), In the Shadows of Senghor di L. Senghor, U-238 di M. Paolini, Not in my name (Living Theatre), Attempts on her life di M. Crimp, Josephine the Singer di F.Kafka.

Protagonista in Misterioso e La Topastra di Stefano Benni e U-238 di Marco Paolini a Londra.

Altra collaborazione è stata quella con Dacia Maraini.
A Londra svolge attività concertistica con musicisti quali Orphy Robinson, Cleveland Watkiss, Rowland Sutherland, Jackie Walduck, Marcio Mattos.
In Italia, nei suoi concerti (di repertorio jazz, musical e soul) è accompagnata da Ilio Barontini, Nehemiah H. Brown, Alessandra Garosi, Paola Lenzi, Ilaria Barontini, Giulio Pietropaolo.
In Belgio, si è esibita affiancata dal Maestro Daniel Schell.
*Registro Vocale: Mezzosoprano di coloratura *Estensione: mi 2-mi 6

 

BIOGRAPHY

CHIARA DE PALO

In Italy, she did her acting training at the Bernstein Academy of Music and Drama, National Academy of Drama, European School for Actors, International School of Commedia Dell’Arte. In London, she trained

at the École de Mime Corporel Dramatique, Complicité, David Glass, Frantic Assembly. She trained as a singer since the age of five at The Fiesole Music Academy (Italy) and later on covered repertoire from Opera, Jazz, Blues, Musical-Theatre to Gospel. Vocal Research with Venice Manley (Roy Hart Theatre, Paris), Gospel with Bazil Meade, Nehemiah H.Brown (US), Jr Robinson (1995 UK Gospel Award). She specialized in Musical-Theatre with Ann James (Royal Academy of Music) and Scott John (Guildhall School of Music and Drama), in vocal technique with Melanie Pappenheim (DV8) and in jazz with Randolph Matthews and improvisation with Cleveland Watkiss.

Her most recent work includes main singing, acting and physical/theatre roles in: Katia Kabanova directed by Robert Carsen and choreographed by Philippe Giraudau (Teatro Regio, Turin), Idross directed by G.Cauteruccio, Life of Galileo (B.Brecht) directed by Gabriele Lavia (Teatro Nazionale La Pergola, Florence), Tre Movimenti di Luce directed by G.Cauteruccio(Opera di Firenze, Florence/Maggio Musicale Fiorentino), Enoch Arden at Martha Argerich Project 2014, The Damnation of Faust (Dir.Terry Gilliam)in the West-End and Europe Tour, The Magic Flute (Dir.David McVicar) in the West-End, Lucrezia Borgia (Dir.Mike Figgis) in the West-End, Skinless (The Place), The Echoes of Willard (New Wimbledon Theatre), The Bacchaeful (Time Out Critic’s choice), Pierrot Lunaire (Arcola Theatre), Opera of Surveillance (with THE IRREPRESSIBLES, Arcola Theatre), Medea (Salisbury International Festival), Die Walkure by Wagner (National Theatre-Bruxelles), The Voice of Things (solo show at Edinburgh Festival), The Red Ladies (Clod Ensemble), In the Shadows of Senghor (Black History Festival), Josephine the Singer by F.Kafka, This is a chair by C.Churchill, Attempts on her life by M.Crimp.

She has worked for Italian playwrights and directors such as: Dacia Maraini, Marco Paolini (in U-238) and Stefano Benni (in La Topastra and Misterioso).
She has performed with musicians such as Orphy Robinson, Marcio Mattos, Jackie Walduck, Ansuman Biswas, Pat Thomas, Rowland Sutherland, Cleveland Watkiss, Dudley Philips. Her music collaborations include also artists like Simon Wallace and Fran Landesman.

Lyricist and singer in the new album SUNYA produced by Takatzuma Mukai.
In Italy, she is currently touring with her live concert CLASSICAL MUSICAL accompanied by musicians such as Nehemiah H. Brown, Paola Lenzi, Ilaria Barontini, Alessandra Garosi, Giulio Pietropaolo. In Belgium, she has being working on a contemporary and jazz music show accompanied by Daniel Schell.

Voice Type: Coloratura Mezzo-Soprano; Vocal Range: E3 to top E For music, videos, etc:

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What the Press says about her:

  • “ Chiara De Palo’s voice, sliding between brassy belting, fulsome soprano and paper- thin whines, is superbly controlled and utterly unsettling.”(The Guardian)
  • “Chiara De Palo’s very beautiful singing makes her performance extremely engaging and powerful”.(The Stage)
  • “Her performance is clever and touching. She is a highly skillful artist and with a unique vocal talent”. (Total Theatre)
  • “Chiara De Palo sings amazingly and makes an awesome soundtrack with a terrific stage presence”.(The Londonist)
  • “Chiara De Palo is remarkably inventive and competent. Her voice is bizarrely hypnotic”. (Three Weeks)

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