B i o g r a p h y

Sarita Marchesi is an Italian / Dutch Soprano currently living in Egypt. In 1997 she graduated at the University of Leiden in History of Art. In 2004 she graduated at the Academy of ART in Amsterdam where she specialized in Musical and Opera music.
Her mission in life is to create dialogue between different countries, cultures and religions; she was board member of the Arab film festival  in the Netherlands, one of the biggest festival in Europe and teacher for the organization Interculturesse specialized in the dialogue between arab and dutch children. 
In 2007 she performed in Peter Sellars and John Adams contemporary opera Doctor Atomic at the Amsterdam Opera House.In 2010 she sang in the modern opera Dog's heart directed by Simon Mac Burney and with music of Raskatov at the Amsterdam Opera house.In 2011 she sang a repertoire of Arie Antiche with Egyptian bariton Gaber El Beltagy at the Bibiotheca of Alexandria. Her next solo concert will take place in Alexandria in june during the celebration of 150 years of Italian Unity organized by the italian consulate. Sarita Marchesi is a teacher of musical for students of high schools in Holland.
       Studies
•	Master class with Neveen Allouba, soprano at the Cairo Opera house, Egypt.
•	Master class Rutger Hauer, Film Factory Rotterdam
•	Master class Toneel Groep Amsterdam
•	Classical Serenades private lesson, Ilona Stokvis (NL)& Valentin Soukodohlets (RU)
•   Masterclass Musical at the Kleinkunst Academy of Amsterdam
•	Dutch language and its correct pronunciation by Eric Hermans (Toneelschool Arhem)
•	Dance Theatre, Omphrida,  Florence
•	Master class Actor Studio New York
•	University of Leiden; MA in History of Art
•	Classical/Modern Dance
•   Diploma in pedagogy

   Cinema & Tv
2009-’10: 
  • Nearly departed by Demetri Estdelacropolis
  • Eneco commercial 
  • Grand’Italia commercial
2008:
• NBC's 13th street, by Rutger Hauer
• Ties that Bind, with Ronal Top and Saskja Rinsma for Rutger Hauer
• Hair and identity, by Kristel Kuipers, Kunst Rotterdam Noord
• The soul of Pablo Neruda, by Nunzio Caponio
2007: 
  • No Body is perfect, directed by Frans Weisz 
  Waterman, by B. Rosenmuller with Ferd Hugas; film for Dutch TV (Avro)
  • Life is a cabaret, playing Liza Minelli, directed by Hassan Radi (Iraq)
  • Sto sta boi, by Sergey Bodrov (Russia)
2006:
•	Tiramisu, by Paola van der Oest; with Jacob Derwig and Anneke Blok; cameo for Dutch cinemas
•	Finding Heaven, by Sarita Marchesi and Massimo Monacelli; in post-production.
•	Cinque caffe’by Werther Germondari; selected at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Cinemissimo Melkweg Theatre Amsterdam
•	Blue (Sky) Movie, by W. Germondari with Adriano Giammanco and Raffaella D’Avella. International short Film Festival Berlin & Cinemissimo, Melkweg Theatre Amsterdam
•	Here, everywhere by M. Monacelli
2005:
•	Buutvrij, by Hesdy Loonwijk; winner “Nps price" at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2007
•	Vano amore, by Maria Laura Spagnoli
•	Footlocker commercial

   Music&Theater
2011
 Concert at Bibiotheca of Alexandria with Egyptian bariton Gaber Elbeltaghy. • Concert at Cultural Art center of Alexandria organized by Italian consulate• Klere di Luna, by Jelle Smit; Casa Rosso, Amsterdam 
2010 
• A dog’s heart directed by Simon Mac Burney; Opera of Amstertdam.
• Hair and identity, by Kristel Kuipers, Kunst Rotterdam Noord
    2009:
    • Bertold Brecht Man is Man by Reza Gouran (Iran) Brakke Grond, 
    Stadsschouwburg Rotterdam
    • Opening &Closing Act with Hakim Traidia, at the opening ceremony 
    of Arab Film Festival, Rotterdam
    • Et Voila verhalen uit de Wallen, to be directed by Karim Traidia 
    With the patronage of Alderman Art&Culture of Amsterdam, G.Mak             
    • Lady Lente and haar Assistenten, with Karim Taidia 
2007
• Doctor Atomic, by Peter Sellars and John Adams; San Francisco Opera.• Klere di Luna, by Jelle Smit; Enschede Theatre Festival.
    2006
    • Giochi di Mano, by Quelli di Astaroth, Ostade Theatre Amsterdam. 
    • 2005:Waar, by Flip Flitz, Theatre Perdu, Amsterdam.2003-’04
    Honolulu; By Company Parels voor de Zwijnen; national tour in the major Dutch cities. 
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                 Relevant job 
2010:
 • Assisting filmmaker Jacqueline van Vugt for documentary about refugees from North Africa to Italy(Lampedusa)

2009: 
 • Executive Director Italian Film Festival N.i.c.e, Filmmuseum, Amsterdam

2008-2009:
  • Board member Arab Film Festival, Rotterdam 

2008:
  • Dubai Art Fair & Organization Italian Festival -Roberto Rossellini   retrospective at Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation

2006:
   • Jury International Film Festival Sale’in Morocco

2003-2010:
 • Teaching cabaret and musical in Leiden, Haarlem, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.

                Languages
 •  Italian: mother language  
 •  English, Dutch very good    
 •  French, good   
 •  Arabic, beginner