Sonia Ganassi

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Sonia Ganassi (born 1966) is an Italian mezzo-soprano. Born in Reggio Emilia, she made her debut as Rosina in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville in Rome in 1992. She has performed in many of the world’s famous opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, the Royal Opera House in London and the Teatro alla Scala, Milan. She is best known for her work in the bel canto repertoire.[1] Her roles for Rossini's operas included Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra (ROF, 2004), as Elena in La donna del lago (Lady of the Lake) (Rossini in Wildbad, 2006), Ermione (ROF, 2008), Elcia in Mosè in Egitto (ROF, 2011)

Repertory[edit]

Her roles included:

Operistic role
Role Opera Author
Romeo Montecchi I Capuleti e i Montecchi Bellini
Teresa La sonnambula Bellini
Adalgisa Norma Bellini
Marguerite La damnation de Faust Berlioz
Carmen Carmen Bizet
Giovanna Seymour Anna Bolena Donizetti
Maffio Orsini Lucrezia Borgia Donizetti
Elisabetta I Maria Stuarda Donizetti
Sara Roberto Devereux Donizetti
Leonora La Favorita Donizetti
Pierrotto Linda di Chamounix Donizetti
Zayda Dom Sébastien Donizetti
Rodelinda Rodelinda Händel
Helene Hin und zurück Hindemith
Zanetto Zanetto Mascagni
Charlotte Werther Massenet
Idamante Idomeneo, Re di Creta Mozart
Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro Mozart
Donna Elvira Don Giovanni Mozart
Dorabella Così fan tutte Mozart
Nicklausse Les contes d'Hoffmann Offenbach
Conception L'Heure espagnole Ravel
Siveno Demetrio e Polibio Rossini
Isabella L'Italiana in Algeri Rossini
Sigismondo Sigismondo Rossini
Elisabetta Elisabetta, Regina d'Inghilterra Rossini
Rosina Il barbiere di Siviglia Rossini
Angelina La Cenerentola Rossini
Elcìa Mosè in Egitto Rossini
Ermione Ermione Rossini
Elena La donna del lago Rossini
Emma Zelmira Rossini
Sinaïde Moïse et Pharaon Rossini
Jocasta Oedipus rex Stravinsky
Cuniza Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio Verdi
Fenena Nabucco Verdi
Principessa d'Eboli Don Carlo Verdi
Amneris Aida Verdi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ganassi, Sonia", Naxos Records. Accessed 17 March 2009

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