Born in Siena, after obtaining her degree in piano and singing she specialized at the Accademia Chigiana with Carlo Bergonzi and Alfredo Kraus and at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in München.
She immediately started a brillant career singing: Weber’s Oberon (Puck) at Teatro alla Scala in Milan conducted by James Conlon; La traviata at the Salzburg Festival conducted by Riccardo Muti with the Wiener Philharmoniker; La Cenerentola in Seattle; Nabucco (Fenena) at La Scala conducted by Muti; Les Troyens (Ascanio) at La Scala under Colin Davis; Ariadne auf Naxos (Dryade) at La Pergola in Florence conducted by Zubin Mehta; Il Turco in Italia at La Scala conducted by Riccardo Chailly; Azio Corghi’s Isabella (Ross) at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro; Cavalli’s L’Orione conducted by Andrea Marcon with Venice Baroque Orchestra for La Fenice in Venice; Tancredi (Isaura) with Orchestra della Toscana conducted by Gianluigi Gelmetti; Il viaggio a Reims (Marchesa Melibea) at the Rossini Opera Festival conducted by Daniele Gatti; Così fan tutte (Dorabella) in Glyndebourne, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, La Coruña, Venice, Turin, Bilbao, Vienna and Ferrara conducted by Claudio Abbado); Italiana in Algeri (Isabella) with La Fenice in Padova; La gazzetta (Madama La Rose) in Pesaro; Le Comte Ory (Isolier) in Bologna, Genova, Pesaro; Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina) at Teatro degli Arcimboldi in Milan, at La Fenice in Venice, in Bologna, Vienna, Turin, Madrid; Händel’s Giulio Cesare (Sesto) at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and in Madrid; Pia de’ Tolomei (Rodrigo) at La Fenice; Falstaff (Mrs. Meg Page) in Florence under Mehta, at La Scala under Harding and Gatti, in Chicago under Muti; Il crociato in Egitto (Felicia) at La Fenice directed by Pizzi; Ercole su’l Termodonte (Alceste) at Teatro Malibran conducted by Fabio Biondi; Maria Stuarda (Elisabetta) in Macerata, Florence, Catania, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo; Lucrezia Borgia (Maffio Orsini) at the Wiener Staatsoper; Jommelli’s Betulia liberata (Giuditta) in Salzburg conducted by Muti; Pergolesi’s Il Flaminio in Jesi conducted by Ottavio Dantone with Accademia Bizantina; La Salustia (Giulia) at Teatro Pergolesi in Jesi; La straniera (Isoletta) in Baden-Baden; La clemenza di Tito (Sesto) in Ferrara, in Stresa under Noseda, conducted by Gelmetti in Trieste; Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice (Orfeo) in Trieste; Anna Bolena(Giovanna Seymour) in Verona, Trieste, Palermo, Florence, and in Rieti conducted by Biondi; Morlacchi’s Tebaldo e Isolina (Tebaldo) at the Rossini in Wildbad Festival conducted by Antonino Fogliani; Le nozze di Figaro (Cherubino) in Paris, Bologna, Parma and Reggio Emilia; Norma (Adalgisa) in Naples conducted by Nello Santi and in Japan with Mariella Devia.
Among her recent and future engagements: Edoardo e Cristina conducted by Gianluigi Gelmetti in Wildbad, Norma for the Japan Opera Foundation with Mariella Devia, Falstaff conducted by Harding in Paris and, conducted by Ivan Fischer, in Budapest, Hong Kong and Vicenza.
She has recorded: Maria Stuarda (Naxos and Dynamic); Amico Fritz (Deutsche Grammophon); Turco in Italia, Antigona (Decca); Anna Bolena, Il Crociato in Egitto, Pia de’ Tolomei (Dynamic); Il Flaminio, Salustia, Le Comte Ory, Falstaff (Arthaus Musik), Don Quichotte (Bongiovanni).
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