Paola Romanò lives in Legnano (near Milan). She is married with three children and began studying singing at a very young age at Milan's Conservatorio G. Verdi where she got her degree, obtaining at the same time her arts degree at the Catholic University in the same city.
In 1984 she won her first national contest making her debut as Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana
at the Teatro Regio in Parma.
In 1988, as a mezzo-soprano, she won the third Luciano Pavarotti International Contest and sang Luisa Miller
alongside the famous tenor who made her study as a soprano.
After her international debuts in Chicago, Dallas and Philadelphia, a new phase in her career began which allowed her to achieve very important goals in a few years.
As a soprano, Paola Romanò has performed for the past five years at the Arena of Verona where she has sung in three productions of Nabucco
and is one of the leading dramatic Verdian sopranos of the new generation. She has collaborated with conductors like Arena, Bartoletti, Byckov, Gatti, Mehta, Oren and directors like Cavani, De Ana, Pizzi, Ronconi and Tiezzi.
In the 2000 season she interpreted Madama Butterfly
at the Teatro Regio of Turin, Turandot
in Stuttgart and Barcelona, for the occasion of the reopening of the Teatro Liceu, Marie in Wozzeck
in Bologna, conducted by Gatti, Abigaille at the Arena of Verona in De Ana's new production.
In 2001 she sung Elena in I Vespri Siciliani
in Darmstadt, Tosca
in Dresden and she performed once again in Turandot
in Stuttgart. She performed the role of Abigaille at the Arena of Verona and Lady Macbeth
In 2002 she interpreted Aida
in Mannheim, Tosca
and Abigaille in Nabucco
at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Turandot
at Puccini's Festival of Torre del Lago, Turandot
in St. Gallen, Lady Macbeth
in Jesi and Tosca