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Sonia Ganassi

voc, *1966 IT, Reggio Emilia
Classical

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. Her roles in Rossini operas include Elisabetta in Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra (ROF, 2004), Elena in La donna del lago (Lady of the Lake) (Rossini in Wildbad, 2006), Ermione (ROF, 2008), and Elcia in Mosè in Egitto (ROF, 2011). In 2009 she participated in a live recording of Giuseppe Verdi's Messa da Requiem conducted by Antonio Pappano (EMI Classics 6 98936 2).

        
Genres
  • Classical
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville): Act I No. 2: Cavatina: Largo al factotum della citta on Rossini: Barbiere Di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini & Will Humburg
Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville): Sinfonia on Rossini: Barbiere Di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini & Will Humburg
Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville): Act I No. 5: Cavatina: Una voce poco fa on Rossini: Barbiere Di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini & Will Humburg
La donna del lago, Act I: Act I: Quali accenti! Quai tormenti! (Uberto, Elena) on Rossini: Donna Del Lago by Gioachino Rossini & Alberto Zedda
Messa da Requiem, Sequenza: Dies irae on Verdi: Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi & Antonio Pappano
Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville): Act I No. 1: Introduzione: Piano, pianissimo on Rossini: Barbiere Di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini & Will Humburg
Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville): Act I: Cavatina: Ecco, ridente in cielo on Rossini: Barbiere Di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini & Will Humburg
La donna del lago, Act I: Act I: Viver io non potro (Elena, Malcolm) on Rossini: Donna Del Lago by Gioachino Rossini & Alberto Zedda
Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville): Act I: Seguito dell' Introduzione: Ehi, Fiorello on Rossini: Barbiere Di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini & Will Humburg
La donna del lago, Act II: Act II: Nume! Se a' miei sospiri (Elena, Uberto) on Rossini: Donna Del Lago by Gioachino Rossini & Alberto Zedda

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Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Moïse Et PharaonGioacchino Rossini / Ildar Abdrazakov, Erwin Schrott, Sonia Ganassi, Barbara Frittoli, Giuseppe Filianoti2010Album
Stabat MaterGioacchino Rossini, Riccardo Chailly, Barbara Frittoli, Sonia Ganassi, Giuseppe Sabbatini, Michele Pertusi2003Album
Donizetti – Roberto DevereuxNelly Miricioiu, José Bros, Sonia Ganassi, Graeme Broadbent, Robin Leggate, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Maurizio Benini2003Album
Linda Di ChamounixGaetano Donizetti - Mariella Devia, Luca Canonici, Sonia Ganassi, Petteri Salomaa, Alfonso Antoniozzi, Koor van de Nationale Reisopera, Orchestra Of Eastern Netherlands, Gabriele Bellini1995Album
Il barbiere di Siviglia • The Barber of Seville • Der Barbier von SevillaGioacchino Rossini - Roberto Servile, Sonia Ganassi, Ramón Vargas, Angelo Romero, Magyar Rádió És Televízió Énekkara, Failoni Chamber Orchestra, Budapest, Will Humburg1993Album
SigismondoGioacchino Rossini - Sonia Ganassi, Rosella Ragatzu, Bruno Lazzaretti, Nicoletta Zanini, Giacomo Prestia, Filippo Pina Castiglioni, Richard BonyngeAlbum
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