Paola Cigna

Paola Cigna

Lyric Coloratura Soprano

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2016Puccini: La BohèmeMusetta
2016Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaRosina
2015Verdi: La TraviataVioletta Valéry
2015Puccini: Gianni SchicchiLauretta
2014Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDespina
2014Donizetti: Don PasqualeNorina
2013Verdi: RigolettoGilda
2013Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraOscar
2011Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorLucia Di Lammermoor
2010Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreAdina
2003Bellini: La SonnambulaAmina
1998Rossini: Il viaggio a ReimsCorinna

Bio


                                                                 
PAOLA CIGNA


Italian Soprano Paola Cigna studied voice with Jolanda Meneguzzer. She got her degree
“cum laude” at the Conservatorio “Luigi Cherubini” in Florence under Walter
Alberti.
Between 1994 and 1997 she won prizes at the following competitions: “Lina Pagliughi” in
Cesena, “Tito Schipa” in Lecce, “Prima Scrittura” in Florence, “Francisco
Viňas ”in Barcelona and “Leyla Gencer” in Istambul.
In 1996 she gave her debut at the “Teatro Comunale” in Modena with Francesco Gnecco's “La
prova di un'opera seria” and at the Theatre in Lille and “Opera Comique” in
Paris with Vivaldi's “Juditha thriumpans” conducted by J.C. Malgoire.

She sang, among others, at the Teatro “La Scala” in Milan, Teatri Comunali of Bologna and Modena, Teatro “Donizetti” in Bergamo, Teatro “Verdi” at Busseto, Teatro “Carlo Felice” in Genova, “S. Carlo” in Naples, Teatro de “L'Opera giocosa” at Savona, Teatro “Civico” at La Spezia,
Teatro at Imperia, Teatro of Biella , Teatro in Vercelli, Teatro “Alighieri” in Ravenna, “Lingotto” in Torino, Teatro “Niccolini” and “La Pergola” in Florence, Teatro “Del Giglio” in Lucca, Teatro “La Gran Guardia” and “Goldoni” in Livorno, Teatro “Politeama Pratese” in Prato, Teatro “Piccinni” and at the
“Castello Svevo” in Bari for the season of the “Petruzzelli” in Bari, Teatro “Verdi” in Sassari, Teatro “Astra” at Bassano del Grappa, Teatro “Pergolesi” at Jesi, Teatro “dell’Aquila” at Fermo, Teatro “A. Belli” in Spoleto, Teatro “Vittorio Emanuele” in Messina, Teatro “Sociale” at Rovigo and Mantova, Teatro “Verdi” in Padova, Teatro “Municipale” and the “Court of Farnese's Palace” in Piacenza, Court of Lateranense's Palace” in Rome, Operà in Lille (France), “Operà Comique” in Paris”, “Palau della musica Catalana” in Barcelona, Théâtre “La Monnaie” in Bruxelles, “Concert Hall” in Aarhus (Danmark), “Tiroler Landestheater” in Innsbruck, “Festival Rossiniano” in Wildbad (Germany), “Musashino Civic Cultural Hall” in Tokio, Tianjin Opera (Cina), Auditorium Kursaal Donostia-San Sebastian (Spain), Hamamatsu (Japan).

Paola Cigna has worked among others with the following conductors : Yves Abel, Maurizio
Arena, Arnold Bosman, Roberto Rizzi Brignoli, Massimiliano Carraro, Alfred
Eschwe, Antonino Fogliani, Theodor Guschlbauer, Lukas Karytinos, Julian Kovatchev, Alexander Lazarev, Andrea Licata, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Alessandro De Marchi, Patrick Fournillier, Elisabeta Maschio, Carlo Montanaro, Niels Muus, Daniel Oren, Carlo Palleschi, Renato Palumbo, Zoltán Peskó, Christoph Poppen, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Jean-Christoph Spinosi, Jeffry Tate, Alberto Zedda.
She worked with Stage-Directors as Deniele Abbado, Alita Baldi, Giorgio Bongiovanni, Filippo Crivelli, Elisabetta Curir, Giorgio-Barberio Corsetti, Hugo De Ana, Marco Gandini, Massimo
Gasparon, Micha Van Hoecke, Pier Francesco Maestrini, Egisto Marcucci, Mario
Martone, Michele Mirabella, Italo Nunziata, Patricia Panton, Alessio Pizzech, Ulisse Santicchi.
Among her cd recordings are: La Rondine and Don Pasquale for “Kicco Classic”, Die Schöpfung for “Diapason” Torvaldo e Dorliska, for “Naxos” Concerto per Nassiriya for “Idjllium” Saeviat
Tellus inter rigores, for the news paper “Classic Voice” (in Eurovision broadcast live for the Italian National Radio in the Haendel's day), for “Can Can Music” Arie da Camera of the composer Della Giacoma with the pianist Marino Nicolini.
Next coomin soon for “Brilliant Classic ”L’esaltazione di Mardocheo of Giuseppe Geremia.
For the news paper “Amadeus” Arias and duets of G.B. Viotti with the pianist David Boldrini and the soprano Patrizia Cigna.

Video are: Nabucco (Arthaus musik Rai Trade),  Juditha thriumphans (Arte Television)
Movie Seconda Primavera.



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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Puccini: La Bohème Musetta Immediately Teatro "Vittorio Emanuele" Messina 2016
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia Rosina Immediately Teatro Comunale Carpi 2016
Verdi: La Traviata Violetta Valéry Immediately Grand Theatre Tianjin Cina 2015
Puccini: Gianni Schicchi Lauretta Immediately Hamamatsu Japan 2015
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte Despina 1 week Paphos Aphrodyte Festival de Chypre 2014

Awards

Vinas Competition Second prixe
2017
Leyla Gencer Competition Second prixe
2017