Sonia Ganassi is considered one of the greatest Mezzos of her generation.
She is regularly invited to perform 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, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, ust to mention a few, where she collaborates with such conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Chailly, Myung-Whun Chung, Daniele Gatti, Riccardo Muti and Antonio Pappano.
As a result of her numerous successes, in 1999 she wins 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, performing among numerous others: Stabat Mater at the Concertegebow in Amsterdam, at Avery Fisher Hall in New York and at Teatro alla Scala in Milan; Verdi’s Requiem at the Berlin Philharmonie, at La Scala under the baton of Daniel Barenboim, at Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome conducted by Antonio Pappano, at Teatro San Carlo in Naples conducted by M° Muti and in Parma conducted by M° Temirkanov.
Among her recent engagements: Roberto Devereux in Madrid, Munich and Genua, Don Carlo in Munich and Tokyo, Nabucco in Rome and Salzburg, Oedipus Rex in Paris, conducted by Daniele Gatti, and in Rome, Santa Cecilia, Aida in Marseille, Naples and Macerata, Carmen in Genua, Anna Bolena in Wien, Norma in Lyon, Paris, Seville, Berlin and Macerata, Maria Stuarda in Verona, Capuleti e Montecchi in Venice, La Straniera in Berlin, Le Cid in Paris, Pelléas et Mélisande in Florence, Cavalleria rusticana in Dresden, a new production of Norma at Covent Garden in London, Anna Bolena in Marseille and Parma; among future engagements, her return to Teatro alla Scala in Milan with Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda at Carlo Felice in Genoa, Don Carlo in Marseille, Aida in Macerata, La Favorite in Liegi, Fra Diavolo in Roma and Palermo, Maria Stuarda in Parma.