Gioconda Vessichelli/ Italian opera singer & the inventor and pioneer of BollywoOPERA style
Gioconda Vessichelli is an opera singer and the first singer in the premiere world ever of the contemporary opera “Lavinia fuggita” by Matteo d’Amico. She has two degrees in opera singing and musicology from Italian conservatory “Santa Cecilia” and international high school of opera “H.Wolf”.
The tenor Luciano Pavarotti has been her teacher, among other opera singers who selected her as one of the best students.
She has won 7 international opera competitions by being always the number one opera singers among singers from all over the world.
She has been invited to the “Venice Awards” to sing for the composer Ennio Morricone with the program being broadcasted on RAI (Italian State television) in 2007.
She is finalist at World Competition “MITROPOULOS” in Athens in December 2003 in occasion of Olympic Games 2004 and on that occasion, she sings for Greek State radio.
She graduates at “International Opera University” in Sulmona after winning a scholarship with artists such as MagdaOlivero, Gianni Raimondi
Gioconda is the inventor and pioneer of BollywoOPERA style.
“Gioconda Vessichelli is the first real opera singer in the world to make a fusion between opera and Hindi music and for that she received the Indian Women Award first time ever given to a non-Indian woman.
She has sung in the Bollywood movie Prague in 2013, and she has given her voice for the Bollywood movie Mary Kom on the song “Ziddi dil” together with Vishal Dadlani.
On 20 December 2014 the song “Thodi Daaru” was released featuring Mika Singh and Kuwar Virk.
Gioconda has done live performances as first fusion ever between opera and classical Hindi music with artists of the caliber of Gino Banks, Niladri Kumar, Silvaganesha, in festivals and auditoriums like Nehru Centre in Mumbai. She collaborates with Hari Haran, Anup Jalota, and many others.