Antonietta D'Elia studied piano, voice and music education. In 2007 she graduated in Classical Voice. In 2009 she post-graduated in Music Education at the “G.Tartini” Conservatory of Trieste (Italy). She is currently studying Opera with the world-renowned Bass Baritone Gregory Yurisich.
When she was 22 years old, Antonietta won first prize in the International Italian Opera Competition “Città di Matera”. After that event, Antonietta started her operatic career performing the role of Lucy in the Threepenny Opera by K.Weill, La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi, Grisette Elì in an original revision of The Merry Widow by F. Lehàr, with the Albanian Radio-television Symphony Orchestra.
Antonietta was honored to sing for two times at the Vatican in Rome. In 2004 she sang for Pope John Paul II, been broadcast live on prime RAI 1 Television. The second time, in 2005, again been broadcast live on RAI 1, she performed for the television show Notte di Luce at the presence of the Pope Benedict XVI.
Antonietta has often performed as a soloist in numerous operatic concerts and recitals throughout Italy. During a live broadcast in Taranto, she sang the Nino Rota's Salve Regina the first time the piece had ever been performed publicly. In Pietralcina, she sang on a local television broadcast in celebration of St. Padre Pio. She also performed in the Eugenio Colombo's Cantata for Three Voices with Jazz Quartet in Matera, collaborating with the composer himself.
Furthermore, Antonietta was the soprano soloist for works such as Stabat Mater by G. B.Pergolesi, Requiem KV626 and Exultate Jubilate by W.A.Mozart, Petite Messe Solennelle by G.Rossini, Bachianas Brasileira n.5 by H. Villalobos and Histoire the Babar, an original adaptation for soprano, actor, and orchestra by H. Poulenc. This production was played at the presence of more than 4000 primary students of Friuli (Italy) and Slovenia.
Regarding her performances in Australia, she was invited to sing for dignitaries at the Celebration of the Anniversary of Carabinieri (Italian National Army Police) in Adelaide, achieving resounding success and obtaining a good review on the newspaper "Il Globo”. In 2014, at Perth Concert Hall, she was the soprano solo for the Carmina Burana by Carl Orff during the WA Anglican Schools Concert. In 2016, she was the soprano solo for the Italian Gala Ball at Hilton Parmelia (Perth). In October 2018, she performed live on Channel 7 for Telethon.
She is currently active as the main singer of PrimaDonna Duo a voice-accordion act that has made her performing for
many public events around WA such as Italian Wine and Food Festival, Christmas Lunch in the Park for Mission Australia, Bunbury Multicultural Festival 2018 and 2019, Subiaco Christmas Lights, Subiaco Street Party, Fremantle Street Art Festival, just to name a few, and she will be performing for
Fringe Festival 2019 in Leederville.
Antonietta teaches Voice at Peter Moyes Anglican Community School and Seton Catholic College. She is also the music director of two choirs, the Peter Moyes Vocal Ensemble and the Setonics.