biography

The renewed tradition of Italian singing

The Italian Soprano Fiorenza Cedolins, when she was very young, approached the Opera house in 1988.
In 1993 she made her debut as a protagonist in
Cavalleria Rusticana at TEATRO CARLO FELICE DI GENOVA.
With a dark, extended, expressive voice and remarkable interpreting skills, both in the lyricodramatic repertoire of agility and in the verist one, she therefore begins a fruitful and assiduous collaboration with the SPLIT FESTIVAL, as a guest singer. It is in the Dalmatian city that debuts stylistically very different roles, but which allow her to experiment with her vocal and artistic skills. Thus, with uncommon flexibility, she travels the Italian and foreign repertoire, from Mo nteverdi in
Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda to Carmina Burana from the Rossini Mosè to Strauss Salome.

In 1996, winn er of the international competition “Luciano Pavarotti Voice Competition”, she had the opportunity to sing in Tosca at OPERA PHILAD ELPHIA alongside the great Tenor.
In the same year he plays the role of Santuzza in
Cavalleria Rusticana
at RAVENNA FESTIVAL, conducting MUTI, directed by CAVANI.
In the summer of 1997, she recorded, for KICCO MUSIC, the opera
Gloria of Cilea staged at SAN GIMIGNANO FESTIVAL.
In the autumn of the same year,
Cavalleria Rusticana is still at FESTIVAL DI LIVORNO, TEATRO VERDI DI PISA and TEATRO PERGOLESI DI JESI, with the conduction of DE BERNART and directed by Marina BIANCHI. 
Starting from October 1997, she decided to make a careful selection of the repertoire, favoring lyrical and lyrical dramatic roles of agility, in which the warm and dark vocality is generously expanded, which is not without great modulation skills in the middle voices, in yarns and bloom s, of typical bel canto writing, but allowing themselves to be sporadic, and very measured,
excursions in the “grand opéra” and in realism.

in 1997
Il Trovatore
at BASSANO OPERA FESTIV AL, conducting TOLOMELLI and direction by SANTICCHI
Simon Boccanegra at GRAND THÉÂTRE DE MONTE CARLO, under the conduction of OREN and directed by SAGI

in 1998
I Masnadieri at TEATRO MUNICIPALE DI PIACENZA conducted by FRANCI, directed by DE TOMASI;
Tosca at TEATRO DELL’ OPERA DI ROMA conducted by OREN and directed by MONTALDO;
Lida in La battaglia di Legnano at TEATRO FILARMONICO DI VERONA, conducting of DE BERNART;
Aida at TEATRO DI SAN CARLO DI NAPOLI conducted by OREN, directed by DE BOSIO.

in 1999
Tosca at OPÉRA DE NICE with the conduction of Keri Lynn WILSON, directed by DEFLO.
Suor Angelica at TEATRO DI SAN CARLO DI NAPOLI conducts BERNET, directed by MARINI;
Tosca at ARENA DI VERONA conducting WILSON dire ction of MONTALDO, which earned her the 1999 Zenatello Prize;
Madama Butterfly at ARENA SFERISTERIO DI MACERATA with the conducting of DE BERNART and the direction of Henning BROCKHAUS, recorded by RAIDUE, which awarded her the “L’Opera Award 1999 best soprano” Award;
Un’anima chiamata Puccini, show concert at TEATRO LIRICO DI CAGLIARI, conductor Lorin MAAZEL.

in 2000
Norma at TEATRO MASSIMO BELLINI DI CATANIA, conductor STEFANELLI, directed by GIACCHIERI;
Il Trovatore at T EATRO REGIO DI PARMA conductor CALLEGARI, directed by MAESTRINI;
Adriana Lecouvreur at TEATRO VERDI DI TRIESTE with the conduction of OREN in the historical setting of BOLOGNINI;
La Bohème
at ARENA SFERISTERIO DI MACERATA conducted by DE BERNART, directed by JOËL;
Verdi Requiem at ARENA DI VERONA under the conduction of Lorin MAAZEL, for whose interpretation he received, for the second consecutive year (first time in the history of the award), the prestigious “Zenatello Award” 2001 edition;
Beethoven 9th Symphony at TEATRO MASSIMO DI PALERMO with the conducting of MEHTA;
Tosca at OPÉRA DE NICE conducting PANNI, directed by DEFLO;
Manon Lescaut at MANN AUDITORIUM TEL AVIV with ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by OREN.
The artist ‘s successes and efforts are crowned by the awarding of the prestigious “Franco Abbiati” Italian Music Critic Award Season 1999 2000.

in 2001
La Bohème at TEATRO MUNICIPALE DI FIRENZE with the conducting of OREN, directed by Jonathan MILLER, taken fro m RAI 3;
Il Trovatore for opening season of the 64th FESTIVAL OF TEATRO DEL MAGGIO MUSICALE FIORENTINO, for the commemorations of Verdi centenary; MEHTA conducting, directs PIZZI. Leonora’s sensitive interpretation is underlined by the attribution, for the second time, of the coveted “L’Opera Award 2001 best Soprano”;
Il Trovatore at ARENA DI VERONA which, with OREN conductor and ZEFFIRELLI director, inaugurates the season as well as the celebrations for the Verdi centenary;
Verdi Requiem with ROYAL PHIL ARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by Daniele GATTI on tour at the SAN SEBASTIAN FESTIVAL, GENT CATHEDRAL and ROYAL ALBERT HALL IN LONDON;
Madama Butterfly at METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE IN NEW YORK conducts ARMILIATO, directed by DEL MONACO.

in 2002
Tosca at THÉÂTRE DU CAPITOL E DE TOULOUSE with the conduction of DE BERNART and the direction of JOËL;
Manon Lescaut at TEATRO COMUNALE DI BOLOGNA, GATTI conducts the CARSEN show;
Adriana Lecouvreur at TEATRO DELL’ OPERA DI ROMA, conducting OREN directed by FASSINI;
Aida opening night of the Festival at ARENA DI VERONA with the orchestral conduction of OREN and the direction of ZEFFIRELLI;
Manon Lescaut at TEATRO DEL M AGGIO MUSICALE FIORENTINO, conducts OREN, directed by MAESTRINI;
Il Trovatore at TEATRO MASSIMO DI PALERMO, conducted by OREN, directed by PIZZI.

in 2003
Madama Butterfly at TEATRO DEL MAGGIO MUSICALE FIORENTINO, conducts OREN, a SAMARITANI show;
Il Trovatore at BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER IN MÜNCHEN, conducts MEHTA;
La Bohème
at NEW NATIONAL THEATER IN TOKYO, conducted by PIROLLI, directed by JUN AGUNI
Il Tabarro at AUDITORIUM OF THE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF MILAN,conductor Riccardo CHAILLY;
Aida at the ARENA DI VERONA, conducted by OREN, directed by ZEFFIRELLI;
Norma at NEW NATI ONAL THEATER IN TOKYO, conducted by CAMPANELLA, directed by DE ANA;
Tosca at OPÉRA BASTILLE IN PARIS, conduction VIOTTI, directed by SCHRÖTER;
Happy Birthday Maestro Verdi, gala at TEATRO REGIO DI PARMA, conducts BARTOLETTI, directed by PUGGELLI;
Aida at THEATER ERFURT, directed by KAEGI;
I Masnadieri inaugural evening of the season of TEATRO COMUNALE DI BOLOGNA, on the podium GATTI, director MOSHINSKY;
Tosca at TEATRO VERDI DI TRIESTE, conducting OREN, directed by FASSINI.

in 2004
I Masnadieri at PALACIO EUSKALDUNA IN BILBAO, conducting CARMINATI, directed by PIER’ALLI;
Il Trovatore at TEATRO DI SAN CARLO IN NAPOLI conductor FERRO, directed by TIEZZI;
Alice in Falstaff at the BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER IN MÜNCHEN, conductor Zubin MEHTA;
Tosca at TEATRO CARLO FELICE DI GENOVA conductor OREN, directed by RONCONI;
Il Trovatore at ROYAL OPERA HOUSE COVENT GARDEN IN LONDON, conductor Edward DOWNES show by MOSHINSKY;
Madama Butterfly opening night of the ARENA DI VERONA Season, Centenary from the fir st performance with OREN and ZEFFIRELLI;
Verdi Requiem at SANTANDER FESTIVAL, tour of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, conducts GATTI;
Verdi Requiem at OPERNHAUS OF ZURICH, MEHTA conductor;
Aida at METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE in NEW YORK, conducts VIOTTI, directed by ZAMBELLO;
Norma
at TEATRO DELLE MUSE DI ANCONA, conductor CARMINATI, directed by DE ANA;
Il Trovatore at BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER MÜNCHEN, conducts METHA;
Madama Butterfly in BRESCIA for an ARENA DI VERONA tour, conducted by LIPANOVIC, directed by ZEFFIRELLI.

in 2005
Verdi Requiem at SANTA CECILIA AUDITORIUM in ROME conducted by MEHTA;
Norma at TEATRO CARLO FELICE DI GENO VA conducting CAMPANELLA direction of MICCICHE;
Verdi Requiem in suffrage of Pope John Paul II, with the TEATRO DELL’OPERA DI ROMA conducts GELMETTI;
Tosca at OPERNHAUS in ZURICH, conducts SANTI;
Verdi Requiem on tour in Frankfurt and Vienna (WIENER FESTWOCHEN) with the Milan Symphony Orchestra conducted by CHAILLY;
Il Trovatore at KYOTO and TOKYO, conducted by KABARETTI, directed by TIEZZI;
La Bohème at ARENA DI VERONA, conducted by OREN directed by BERNARD;
La Vedova Allegra at TEATRO VERDI DI TRIESTE, conducted by OREN, directed by LANDI;
Il Trovatore at OPERNHAUS in ZURICH, conducted by CARIGNANI, directed by SCHMID;
Aida at TEATRO REGIO DI TORINO, conducted by STEINBERG, directed by FRIEDKIN;
Luisa Miller a t TEATRO REAL DI MADRID, conducted by LOPEZ COBOS, directed by ZAMBELLO.

in 2006
New Year’s Concert by TEATRO LA FENICE DI VENEZIA, conducted by MASUR;
La Bohème at TEATRO VERDI DI TRIESTE, conducted by OREN, directed by BENOIN;
Madama Butterfly at the EUSKALDUNA ABAO BILBAO PALACE, conducted by ALLEMANDI, directed by ALDEN;
Puccini Recital at TEATRO DEL GIGLIO DI LUCCA and at TEATRO VERDI DI FIRENZE with the Orchestra della Toscana conducted by CARELLA;
Verdi Requiem at the AVERY FISHER HALL in NEW YORK with the NY Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by MAAZEL;
Madama Butterfly at PICCINNI THEATER IN BARI conducted by OREN, directed by TIEZZI;
Il Trovatore at TEATRO REGIO DI PARMA, conductor PALUMBO, directed by MOSHINSK Y;
Otello at TEATRO DI SAN CARLO DI NAPOLI conducted by PEHLIVANIAN directed by MAESTRINI;
Madama Butterfly at GRAN TEATRE DEL LICEU IN BARCELONA, conductor ABEL, directed by LEISER CAURIER;
Tosca at ARENA DI VERONA, conducted by OREN, directed by Hugo DE ANA;
Madama Butterfly at ARENA DI VERONA, conducted by WILSON, directed by ZEFFIRELLI;
Don Carlo at OPERNHAUS in ZURICH, conducted by RIZZI;
Opera Symphonic Concert at AUDITORI UM de A CORUNA, conducted by MONTANE;
Alberto Colla’s Resurrexi at TEATRO F ILARMONICO DI VERONA and at CHIESA DI SAN MARCO in MILANO, conducted by CAMPANELLA;
Lyric Symphonic Concert at CHIESA DEI SS. GIOVANNI and PAOLO A ROMA conducts BILLI;
Lyric Symphonic Concert at LISINSKI CONCERT HALL in ZAGREB, conducted by LIPANOVIC.

in 2007
Concert in memory of Arturo Toscanini at the TEATRO DELL’OPERA DI ROMA conducted by GELMETTI;
Madama Butterfly at TEATRO ALLA SCALA DI MILANO, CHUNG director in the historical exhibition of Keita ASARI;
Le Villi at TEATRO CARLO FELICE DI GENO VA conduct FRIZZA;
Adriana Lecouvreur at the PEREZ GALDOS THEATER in LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA, conducts CARMINATI, directed by STEFANUTTI;
Il Trovatore at TEATRO REAL MADRID, conducted by LUISOTTI, directed by MOSHINSKY;
Norma at the GRAN TEATRE DEL LICEU IN BARCELONA, conducts CARELLA, directed by NEGRIN;
Luisa Miller at TEATRO REGIO DI PARMA and at TEATRO MUNICIPALE DI MODENA conducted by RENZETTI, directed by KRIEF;
Verdi Requiem at BASILICA OF SAN PAOLO IN ROME, conducted by GATTI;
La Vedova Allegra at TEATRO DELL’ OPERA DI ROMA, conducts OREN, directed by SALEMME.

in 2008
La Rondine conducts RIZZI, directed by VICK, inauguration of the season at TEATRO LA FENICE DI VENEZIA
Poliuto in BILBAO in the GARCIA show directed by CARMINATI;
Verdi Requiem
at Z ÜRICH’s TONHALLE conducted by GATTI;
Il Trovatore in BILBAO, d irected by CURRAN, conductor CARMINATI;
Turandot (Liù) at MANN AUDITORIUM in TEL AVIV, conducts METHA;
Don Carlo for Opening of the Season of TEATRO ALLA SCALA MILANO for the direction of GATTI in the show of BRAUNSCHWEIG

in 2009
Gala
at KONSTANTINOVSKYDOM in SAINT PETERSBURG;
Maria Stuarda
at TEATRO LA FENICE DI VENEZIA, directed by KRIEF, conducts CARMINATI;
Pagliacci
at OPERNHAUS ZÜRICH, directed by ASAGAROFF, conducted by RANZANI;
Turandot (Liù)
Turandot and Carmen (Micaela), at ARENA DI VERONA, direction respectively of OREN and KOVATCHEV;
Norma
in BILBAO, directed by TIEZZI, conducted by ABEL;
Il Trovatore
at GRAN TEATRE DEL LICEU in BARCELONA, directed by DEFLO, conduction of ARMILIATO

 in 2010
Andrea Chénier
at TEATRO REAL IN MADRID, under the conduction of PEREZ, directed by DEL MONACO;
Luisa Miller
 at TEATRO REGIO DI TORINO, directed by KRIEF, conducts RENZETTI.
Recital “Les chemins de la Musique”
at TEATRO ALLA SCALA DI MILANO, chamber romances from the international repertoire;
Falstaff (Alice)
, conducted by LUISI in the setting up of Peter STEIN at GRAN TEATRO DEL LICEU DI BARCELONA

 in 2011
Recital of opera romances and chamber arias
at TEATRO ARRIAGA IN BILBAO
Pagliacci
at OPERNHAUS ZÜRICH;
Madama Butterfly
, at WIENER STAATSOPER directs SOLTESZ;
Un ballo in maschera
at OPERNHAUS ZÜRICH conducted by SANTI, a new POUNTNEY production;
Simon Boccanegra
, at WIENER STAATSOPER, directed by STEIN, conducted by CHUNG;
Don Carlo
at TEATRO DE LA MAESTRANZA DE SEVILLA, conducted by HALFTER, directed by DEL MONACO;
Verdi Requiem
, at ZÜRICH TONHALLE, conducted by Daniele GATTI;
La Bohème
at ARENA DI VERONA, conducted by NESCHLING, directed by ARNAUD;
Otello
at OPERNHAUS ZÜRICH, conducted by GATTI, new production of VICK 

in 2012
Luisa Miller
at ABAO-BILBAO, conducted by FRIZZA, directed by KRIEF;
La Bohème
at TEATRE DEL LICEU BARCELONA, conducted by PEREZ, directed by DEL MONACO;
Poliuto
at OPERNHAUS ZÜRICH, directed by MICHIELETTO, conductor SANTI;
Otello
for the ZURCHER FESTSPIELE with GATTI, directed by VICK
Carmen
(Micaela) at the ARENA DI VERONA;
Benefitzkonzert
protagonist with PLACIDO DOMINGO in the GROSSES FESTSPIELHAUS at the SALZBURGER FESTSPIELE with Isreal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zubin METHA;
Madama Butterfly
at FESTIVAL DE LA OPERA DE A CORUNA directed by PONTIGGIA, conduction PANNI;
La Bohème
on tour with the SALZBURG FESTIVAL at the SHANGHAI GRAND THEATER, directed by MICHIELETTO conduction OREN

in 2013
Verdi Requiem
at BOSTON’s SYMPHONY HALL, with the ensembles of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the conduction of GATTI;
Aida
at the MUNICIPAL THEATER OF RIO DE JANEIRO, conducts KARABTCHEVSKY, directed by JACOB;
Vier Letzte Lieder
by R.Strauss at the MUNICIPAL THEATER OF SAN PAOLO, conducts TORO;
La Bohème
at FESTIVAL AMIGOS CANARIOS DE LA OPERA, conducted by RANZANI, directed by PONTIGGIA;
Falstaff
(Alice) at SALZSBURG FESTSPIELE, conducted by MEHTA, directed by MICHIELETTO;
Aida
at FESTIVAL ARENA DI VERONA, for the centenary celebrations from the first historical Aida, conducted by OREN, directed by DE BOSIO;
Madama Butterfly
at TEATRO LA FELICE DI VENEZIA, conducted by WELLBER, directed by RIGOLA;
Verdi Requiem
 at TEATRO REGIO DI PARMA, conducted by GATTI  

In 2014
Madama Butterfly
at MAGGIO MUSICALE FIORENTINO, directed by CERESA, conductor VALCUHA
Tosca
, new production of TEATRE DEL LICEU DI BARCELONA, conductor P. CARIGNANI directed by P. AZORIN
Tosca
at TEATRO PRINCIPAL IN PALMA DE MALLORCA conductor José Maria Moreno and directed by Carles Ortiz.
Opening Gala
at NUOVO TEATRO DEL MAGGIO MUSICALE FIORENTINO Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, conductor Zubin Mehta directed by Mario Pontiggia.
Falstaff
(Alice), at NEDERLANDSE OPERA, with the ROYAL CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA; conductor D. GATTI director R.CARSEN
Aida
, new production of the MACERATA OPERA FESTIVAL, inauguration of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Festival, conducted by JULIA JONES, directed by FRANCESCO MICHELI
Concert Gala
in Athens, at HERODES ATTICUS ODEON THEATER, directed by KARYTINOS.
Aida
Tournee in Japan, conducts ROSA, directed by MAESTRINI.
La Vedova Allegra
at TEATRO VERDI DI SALERNO, conducted by OREN / PINTO and directed by SGARBI

in 2015
Madama Butterfly
at PALACIO EUSKALDUNA JAURENGIA in Bilbao, conducted by ZANETTI and directed by GIACCHIERI.
Recital
at TEATRO DE LA MAESTRANZA IN SEVILLA
Eugene Onegin
at TEATRO PRINCIPAL DE MALLORCA conducted by JOSE MARIA MORENO and directed by ALFONSO ROMERO MORA.
Pagliacci
at TEATRO ALLA SCALA DI MILANO, conducted by CARLO RIZZI and directed by MARIO MARTONE
Tosca
at TEATRO DI SAN CARLO IN NAPOLI, conducted by JORDI BERNACER and directed by JEAN KALMAN.
Tosca
at GRAN TEATRO LA FENICE IN VENEZIA, conducted by RICCARDO FRIZZA and directed by SERENA SINIGAGLIA.
La Bohème
at TEATRO CARLO FELICE DI GENOVA, conducted by GIUSEPPE ACQUAVIVA and directed by ETTORE SCOLA.  

In 2016
Tosca
at LEIPZIG OPERA, conducted by CHRISTOPH GEDSCHOLD
Fedora
at TEATRO DI SAN CARLO DI NAPOLI, conducted by CHRISTIAN BADEA and directed by LAMBERTO PUGGELLI.
Recital
at RAI AUDITORIUM IN TORINOAuditorium with RAI National Symphony Orchestra conducted by PIETRO RIZZO
Norma,
at the NATIONAL OPERA & BALLET THEATER IN SOFIA, conducted by GRIGOR PALIKAROV, directed by HUGO DE ANA
La Bohème
at PUCCINI FESTIVAL IN TORRE DEL LAGO conducted by FABIO MASTRANGELO and directed by ETTORE SCOLA
Don Carlo
at NATIONAL OPERA & BALLET THEATER directed by PLAMEN KARTALOV
Il Trovatore
at SEOUL ART CENTER IN SEOUL conducted by GIANLUCA MARTINENGHI directed by LORENZO MARIANI
Tosca
at TEATRO VERDI DI SALERNO conducted by DANIEL OREN, directed by RENZO GIACCHIERI
Puccini Recital
for PUCCINI DAYS FESTIVAL AT TEATRO DEL GIGLIO DI LUCCA

In 2017
Tosca
at TEATRO DELL’OPERA DI SOFIA conducted by FRANCESCO ROSA
Tosca
, at TEATRO FILARMONICO DI VERONA, conducted by ANTONINO FOGLIANI and directed by GIOVANNI AGOSTINUCCI.
Tosca,
at TEATRO MASSIMO DI PALERMO, conducted by GIANLUCA MARTINENGHI and directed by MARIO PONTIGGIA, staging created by the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
Adriana Lecouvreur
at TEATRO MASSIMO DI PALERMO, conducted by DANIEL OREN, directed by IVAN STEFANUTTI

In 2018

Cleopatre di H. Berlioz at FONDAZIONE ORCHESTRA SINFONICA SICILIANA DI PALERMO

Teaching activity: 

 – Professor of Singing for the Singing Master’s Degree at the University              “Conservatori del Liceu” of Barcelona,
 – Professor of Singing for the High Specialization Master in Singing at the           Conservatorio Nicolini of Piacenza,
 – Founder and Artistic Director of the “SOI Scuola dell’Opera Italiana Fiorenza   Cedolins”,
 – Professor of Singing at the Verdi Academy of Teatro Regio, Parma,
 – Professor of Singing at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Academy of Florence 

 She has held Masterclasses at the following institutions:
 Scuola dell’Opera of Teatro Comunale of Bologna
 Puccini Festival Academy of Torre del Lago,
 Conservatorio of Italian Switzerland in Lugano
 Conservatorio Arrigo Boito of Parma
 Conservatorio Vittadini of Pavia,
 Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti of Modena
 Casa Giuseppe Verdi in Milan,
 Casa Barezzi Museum in Busseto
 Ticino Musica Festival Academy of Lugano (Switzerland)
 Cia Ópera-Concurso Maria Callas of São Paulo (Brazil),
 International Opera Studio of Gijón (Spain)

 Competitions

 Founder and President of the “1st Online Classical Voice Competition SOI Scuola dell’Opera Italiana Fiorenza Cedolins”
 President of the Jury at the Prandelli Competition in Brescia
 President of the Jury at the Ottavio Ziino Competition in Rome