Patrizia Cigna 
Patrizia Cigna was born in Volterra, Italy. She was a student of Jolanda Meneguzzer and received her diploma in singing from the State Music Conservatory "Luigi Cherubini" in Florence with top marks, cum laude and a special mention under the guidance of Maria Grazia Germani.

Ms. Cigna has won many important International Competions, among which: "Rocca delle Macìe" (Siena, 1994); "Tito Schipa" (Lecce, 1994), "William Walton" (Ischia, 1995). She made her debut in 1993 at the Teatro Verdi in Pisa in the role of Juliette Brook in The Little sweep by B. Britten. Since then she has interpreted numerous operas from the traditional repertoire, among which: Despina in Così fan tutte (Wexford Opera Festival, Ireland, 1995); Norina in Don Pasquale (Wexford Opera Festival, 1996); Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Empoli, 1998); Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro (Teatro Regio in Turin, 1997); Serafina in Il Campanello (Teatro Comunale in Bologna, 1998); Servilia in La Clemenza di Tito (Ferrara musica, 1998); Adiana in L'Elisir d'amore (Sao Paulo, 1998 Brazil); Lucia di Lammermoor (Teatro Romea Murcia 1998, Spain); Musetta in La Bohème (Festival Pucciniano in Torre del Lago, 1999); Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte (Nazionale Reiseopera 1999; Milan 1999/2000; Summer Opera 2000 Milan; Tour Reiseopera, 2001 Holland).

The soprano has also dedicated her time particularly to the rare opera repertoire, cantatas and masses, recording numerous CDs, among which: Rosalinda in I Virtuosi ambulanti by V. Fioravanti (CD Bongiovanni); Lesbina in Lo Sposo burlato by G. Paisiello (CD Bongiovanni); Lisetta in Il Mondo della luna by B. Galuppi (CD Bongiovanni); Lisbina in Il Filosofo di campagna by B. Galuppi (CD Bongiovanni); Antonina in La Romanziera e l'uomo nero by G. Donizetti (CD Bongiovanni); Neala in Il Paria by G. Donizetti (CD Bongiovanni): Dirinda in La Dirindina by D. Scarlatti (CD Bongiovanni/HVS Hardy Video); Ekimona in L'Etoile du nord by G. Meyerbeer (CD Marco Polo); Albertine in Die Brautwahl by F. Busoni (CD Kicco Music); Cantata la scusa by G. Paisiello (CD Bongiovanni); Cantata Tirsi a Fille by G. Paisiello (CD Bongiovanni); Petit concert italien no. 2 by G. Paisiello (CD Bongiovanni); Requiem in G minor by D. Cimarosa (CD Kicco Music); Mass in D major by V. Bellini (CD Bongiovanni); Second mass in G minor by V. Bellini (CD Bongiovanni).

Ms. Cigna has collaborated with diverse important orchestra conductors like: Evelino Pidò, Gary Bertini, Wladimir Jurowsky, Niksa Bareza, Lù Jia, Ton Koopman, Daniele Gatti, Vincent de Kort and Diego Fasolis.

In 2001 she interpreted the role of Amenaide in Tancredi by Rossini at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice which was very successful both with the audience and the critics. Soon she will give some concerts like J. Brahms's Ein deutsches Requiem in Vienna and Innsbruck; in 2002 she is making her debut at the Arena di Verona in the role of Anna in Nabucco and, subsequently, she will make her debut in Idomeneo at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari.

July 2002

On Stage
El amor brujo - Cavalleria RusticanaSunday 8 March
at 15:30
in Teatro Filarmonico
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