Sonia Ganassi is considered one of the greatest Mezzos of her generation.
She is a returning guest at the world's most prestigious opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Royal Opera House-Covent Garden in London, Teatro Alla Scala in Milan, Teatro Real in Madrid, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Bayerisches Staatsoper in Munich, to name only a few.
She regularly collaborates with such conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Chailly, Myung-Whun Chung, Daniele Gatti, Riccardo Muti and Antonio Pappano.
In 1999, as a result of her numerous successes, she won the Premio Abbiati, Italy's most prestigious music critics award.
Her vast repertory – mostly recorded on CD and DVD – includes: Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Angelina in Cenerentola, Romeo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Adalgisa in Norma, Leonora in La Favorita, Zaïde in Dom Sebastien, Jane Seymour in Anna Bolena, Elizabeth in Maria Stuarda, Idamante in Idomeneo, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Eboli in Don Carlo, Charlotte in Werther, Marguerite in La Damnation de Faust, and the title roles in Carmen, Ermione and Elisabetta Regina d’Inghilterra.
Sonia also enjoys a prolific concert activity, having performed, among numerous others: Stabat Mater at the Concertegebow in Amsterdam, the Avery Fisher Hall in New York and the Teatro alla Scala in Milan; Verdi's Requiem at the Berlin Philharmonie, La Scala under the baton of Daniel Barenboim, the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome conducted by Antonio Pappano, at Teatro San Carlo in Napules conducted by M° Muti and Parma conducted by M° Temirkanov.
Among her recent and future engagements Roberto Devereux in Madrid and Munich, Don Carlo in Munich and Tokyo, Nabucco in Rome and Salzburg, Oedipus Rex in Paris, conducted by Daniele Gatti, Aida in Marseille, Naples and Macerata, Anna Bolena in Wien, Norma in Lyon, Paris and Seville, Carmen in Bilbao, Maria Stuarda inVerona, Capuleti e Montecchi in Venice, La Straniera in Berlin.