Soprano Paoletta Marrocu, possessing an agile voice of distinctive colour and timbre, has received much international attention for her intensely engaging and committed interpretations. Ms. Marrocu shapes the roles of her extensive repertoire exquisitely with rich nuance, proper inflection, and spontaneous profound emotion. Her "sonorous voice which amply projects in the theatre", together with her dramatic qualities make Ms. Marrocu "a self-assured artist who stirs her public and attentively executes the direction." (G. Landini in L'Opera Anno XVII – N° 172). A physique that enables her to look the part and a femininity rarely seen on the operatic stage add to the profile of this artist who knows how to create real "music theater".
Paoletta Marrocu studied voice at the Conservatorio di Musica in Cagliari with Lucia Cappellino and polished her technique with Renata Scotto. In 1990, prior to completing her studies, she won various prizes at prestigious international competitions.
Her vast repertoire includes roles such as Orfeo, Norma, Lucrezia Borgia, Aida, Alzira, Giovanna D’Arco, Carmen, La Wally, Fedora, Manon Lescaut, Tosca, Suor Angelica, Madama Butterfly, Turandot, and the principal soprano roles in Il Turco in Italia, Don Giovanni, La clemenza di Tito, Nabucco, Macbeth, I Vespri siciliani, Don Carlo, Un ballo in maschera, Il Trovatore, Falstaff, Mefistofele, La Fanciulla del West, Il Tabarro, Andrea Chénier, Cavalleria rusticana.
Widely admired for both her musical and dramatic talent, she performs at the most important opera houses all over the world such as Barcelona, Berlin Bologna, Brussels, Cagliari, Florence Genoa, Hamburg, Madrid, Milan, Munich Parma, Oslo, San Diego, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo, Turin, Venice, Verona, Vienna, Washington, Zurich.
She collaborated with famous directors such as P.Stein, L.Ronconi, R.De Simone, D.Pountney, R.Carsen, A.Homoki, G.Vick, G.Krämer, G.Asagaroff and conductors such as Z.Metha, R.Muti, M.Plasson, D.Hardng, R.Chailly, C.Thielemann and F.Welser-Möst, N.Luisotti, K.Nagano e D.Oren.
In upcoming seasons Paoletta Marrocu will make her debut in The marry widow, and Poliuto.
In 1998, Paoletta Marrocu was named "Artist for Peace" by the UNESCO.
She featured in various DVD such as Macbeth for TDK with Thomas Hampson, Pizzetti’s Assassinio nella Cattedrale for DECCA (Diapason d’Or 2008), and recently Il Trittico (Il Tabarro/Giorgetta) from La Scala in Milan under the baton of Riccardo Chailly, and CD such as Cavalleria rusticana for DECCA, Il Teseo Riconosciuto, Il Turco in Italia, Messa e Magnificat, Aids Gala for RCA and recently Bellini’s Due Messe Catanesi for Nuova Era.