25 Oct 2016


On 29 October the leading world-renowned soprano will be guest-performer on the stage of the Sofia Opera and Ballet in Verdi’s opera “Don Carlo”. She will perform the role of Elisabeth de Valois, Queen of Spain. With the spectacle the Opera celebrates the 80th Anniversary of the great Bulgarian bass Nicola Ghiuselev.

Fiorenza Cedolins has sang the leading roles in operas by Verdi and Puccini in some among the world’s major theaters, including Teatro alla Scala, Wiener Staatsoper, New York Metropolitan, ROH Covent Garden in London, Opéra National de Paris, Opernhaus Zürich, Salzburger Festspiele, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, New National Theatre in Tokyo,  Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Teatro Real de Madrid,  Liceu de Barcelona, Arena di Verona, Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Teatro Regio di Parma, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli.

She worked with such conductors as Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Myung-Whun Chung, Riccardo Chailly, Lorin Maazel, Fabio Luisi, Nicola Luisotti, Daniele Gatti, Daniel Oren, Marcello Viotti, Nello Santi, Jesús López Cobos, Gianluigi Gelmetti, and with such stage directors as Robert Carsen, Hugo De Ana, Giancarlo Del Monaco, William Friedkin, Denis Krief, Mario Martone, Damiano Michieletto, Giuliano Montaldo, Pier Luigi Pizzi, David Pountney, Graham Vick and Franco Zeffirelli.

During the season 2014/15, she gained a great success perfoming “Madama Butterfly” (Cio-cio-san) at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Bilbao, “Tosca” (title role) at Liceu de Barcellona, at Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, in Florence and Palma de Mallorca, “Falstaff” (Alice) at Nederlandse Opera, “Aida” (title role) in Macerata and during a Japan tour, “Evgenij Onegin” (Tatijana) in Palma de Mallorca, as well as “I Pagliacci” (Nedda) at Teatro alla Scala.

She opened the 2015/16 performing “Tosca” at Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, followed by “La bohème” (Mimì) at Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, “Tosca” at Opernhaus in Leipzig and “Fedora” at Teatro San Carlo di Napoli.

She has received multiple awards and nominations during her career, including Abbiati Award from Italian Critics, Opera Awards 1999 and 2001, Zenatello Arena di Verona Awards 2000 and 2001, and Campoamor Award from Spanish Critics.

Her extensive discography includes several DVDs, including “Don Carlo” live from Teatro alla Scala, “Falstaff” from Salzburg Festival, “Luisa Miller” from Festival Verdi di Parma, “Madama Butterlfy” and “Tosca” from Arena di Verona, “Norma” from Liceu de Barcelona, “Maria Stuarda” and “La rondine” from Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, “I Pagliacci” from Opernhaus in Zurich and “Norma” from New National Theatre of Tokyo, as well as the recordings of “Il trovatore” (live from Teatro Regio di Parma), “Le Villi” (live from Genova), “Tosca” for Decca, and Norma for Bongiovanni.

Also active on the educational field, she holds courses in postgraduate training at the Conservatory of Italian Switzerland.

In 2016, Cedolins performed with unbelievable success at the Sofia Opera and Ballet the role of Norma from the opera of the same name.

On 29.10, she will sing in honour of the jubilee of the legendary bass Nicola Ghiuselev.