Victoria Cassano

Photo: Bart Vandewege

The Spanish-English mezzosoprano Victoria Cassano (Madrid, 1987) specializes in the historically informed performance of Renaissance and Baroque music, focusing mainly on ensemble music and oratorio. As a soloist, she has performed works such as Bach’s Weihnachts Oratorium, Matthäus and Johannes Passion, Magnificat and various cantatas, Handel’s Messiah and Dixit Dominus, Mozart’s Requiem and Vivaldi’s Magnificat and Gloria.

Following her passion for ensemble singing, she regularly collaborates with ensembles such as Vox Luminis, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, the Nederlandse Bach Vereniging and Musica Temprana. She is also a founding member of The Windsor Consort, a vocal ensemble specialized in the performance of English and Italian madrigals. Since 2014 she is part of the Young Bach Fellowship of the Nederlandse Bach Vereniging.

Recent opera appearences include the role of Eduige in the opera Rodelinda by Haendel and the role of Arethuze in La descente d’Orphee aux Enfers by Charpentier.

Victoria began her musical studies playing both piano and violin in her hometown. In 2008 she graduated from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, with a Bachelor degree in Music teaching. In 2009 she decided to move to The Netherlands to study Early Music Singing at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, with Rita Dams, Jill Feldman, Michael Chance and Peter Kooij. During her Master studies she specialized in the performance of Spanish sacred music of the 17th Century, and she obtained her Masters degree in Early Music Singing in June 2015.