Rossana Cardia

Rossana Cardia

Spinto Soprano

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2017Verdi: AidaAida
2017Verdi: AidaAida
2017Verdi: AidaAida
2017Verdi: NabuccoAbigaille
2017Puccini: Madama ButterflyCio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly)
2017Verdi: Il TrovatoreLeonora
2017Bizet: CarmenMicaëla
2016Puccini: ToscaFloria Tosca
2016Saegusa: Jr. ButterflyNaomi
2016Verdi: AidaAida
2016Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaSantuzza
2016Puccini: TurandotTurandot
2016Puccini: TurandotTurandot
2016Bizet: CarmenMicaëla
2015Puccini: ToscaFloria Tosca
2015Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraAmelia
2015Puccini: Manon LescautManon Lescaut
2015Puccini: La BohèmeMimì
2014Junior ButterflyNaomi
2013Puccini: Madama ButterflyCio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly)
2013Verdi: Il TrovatoreLeonora
2013I Shardana Of Ennio PorrinoBerbera Jonia
2012Verdi: RequiemSoprano
2012Verdi: OtelloDesdemona
2012Verdi: AidaAida
2012Leoncavallo: PagliacciNedda
2011Verdi: AidaAida
2011Verdi: AidaAida
2010Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Elvira
2009Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraAmelia
2008Verdi: La TraviataVioletta Valéry
2008Puccini: ToscaFloria Tosca


Comes from Cagliari, since her first years, Rossana Cardia denotes a musical talent, just six years old she began studying piano and at 14 she has admitted at the singing classroom of the Conservatory of Cagliari where she also obtained a piano Diploma and later a 1st class singing Diploma. Same time she graduated in Accounting and Commercial Expert. She has studied vocal with sopranos such as Marcella De Osma and Giusy Devinu and she continued her training with Sherman Lowe, Pier Miranda Ferraro, Robleto Merolla and Berdadette Manca di Nissa.

Rossana Cardia has won many awards at some of the most prestigious Opera competitions, such as:

the Tebaldi Prize given to her by Ms. Tebaldi herself, in the Renata Tebaldi International Competition in Milan in 2001;

the 1st prize at the International Competition "Re Se-Jong" in Milan (2001) that allowed her to sing in Seoul and Daejeon in Korea;

the 2nd Prize in the International Competitions Martinelli-Pertile (2008), Giacomotti of Pavia (2010) and "Domenico Aleona" in the Theatre of Fermo (2008);

"Ricci award" in the International Competition "Spiros Argiris" - Sarzana (2008);

the 3rd Prize at Neroni International Competition in Ascoli Piceno (2011);

the 1st Prize in the Rome Music Festival in 2014;

the 1st Prize in the “Voce di V. Bellini Competition” in 2014;

the 1st Prize in the “Jole de Maria Competition” in 2016;

In 2011 was also awarded as the "Best Voice of Italian Melodramma" in the 49th International Verdi Voices Competition in Busseto and as the best soprano in “La Fenice” Opera Competition in Pietrasanta.
Despite her young age, Rossana Cardia has already debuted many roles in several Opera productions, among many we remember, at just 20 years old, that of Lavinia in L’OCA DEL CAIRO (W.A. Mozart) in 2002, conducted by Sandro Sanna and staged of Mariano Cirina.

In 2007 in several Italian theatres, including those in Fermo, Atri and Pescara has debuted at 25 years old, with a great success, the role of Violetta in a new production of LA TRAVIATA conducted by Giuseppe Montanari and staged by the great baritone Renato Bruson.She also sang in many concerts in cities like Parma, Pesaro and Jesi.

In 2008 she still plays the role of Violetta in LA TRAVIATA at the Busto Arsizio Theater conducted by Pierangelo Gelmini and after she undertook a Puccini role for the first time: Floria TOSCA conducted by Grigor Palikarov in the Drammen theater in Norwey and in Norderstedt (GE).

In 2009 she portrayed Amelia from UN BALLO IN MASCHERA by G. Verdi in several productions at Arendal Theater (Norway), Itzehoe (Germany) all conducted by Tamash Bolberitz and staged with Corinna Boskovsky. 

In 2010 with the same production she gave her debut as Leonora from Il TROVATORE by G. Verdi and after she sang in the Faure's REQUIEM with M° Vito Clemente conducting at the Teatro della Fortuna in Fano. She also played the role of Donna Elvira from DON GIOVANNI by W.A. Mozart in a concert performance of a new production by the Pergolesi Spontini Fondation. 

In 2011 was the cover of Hèlene in a new production of VEPRES SICILIENNES at the San Carlo Theatre in Naples. In the same year at the Opera Festival in Gut Immling near Munich of Bavaria gave her debut as AIDA, in a production conducted by Cornelia Von Kesserbrock and directed by Verena von Kesserbrock. The press has described that as "a great success highly appreciated by the critics and audience".

In 2012 she still plays the role of AIDA in a new production at the Theatre of Strasbourg and portrayed Desdemona in OTELLO by G. Verdi at Steyr and Pirmasens Theaters with M° David Crescenzi conducting. She also sang in MESSA DA REQUIEM by G. Verdi in a production at the Theatre of Rueil Malmaison in Oudenbosch and at the Theatre of Timisoara in Romania during the Celebrarion of the Italian Republic day organized by the Italian General Consulate in Romania.  

In 2013, with a great success sung Cio Cio San in Puccini’s “MADAMA BUTTERFLY” at the Theater Massimo Bellini in Catania, with M° Fabrizio Maria Carminati conducting and Roberto Laganà Manoli as Director. She also gave her debut as Leonora from IL TROVATORE by G. Verdi conducted by George Fritzch and the directed by Daniel Karasek at the Summer Festival of Kiel (Germany) and she plays the role of  Bèrbera Jonia from I SHARDANA, a great Opera written by Ennio Porrino, in a new production at the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, conducted by Antony Bramall and the Directed by Davide Livermore. In the same place a year later she sang the Mendelssohn-Bartholdy SECOND SIMPHONY "Lobgesang" op. 52 Conducted by A. Cavallaro.

In 2014 she sang MADAMA BUTTERFLY and TOSCA in Concert performance at the Teatro del Giglio of Lucca; Mimì from LA BOHEME by G. Puccini in a production at the Teatro Orione with G. M. Moncalieri conducting and Monica Ferri Director and she also plays the role of Naomi from the Opera JUNIOR BUTTERFLY at the Puccini Festival of Torre del Lago conducted by Naoto Otomo and Directed by M. Shimada.
In many concerts Rossana Cardia sang in the same year, in particular at the Easter Festival and The Mediterraneo Eur Festival with Sacred and Operistic Repertory in Rome; she also sang for the “Fondazione Puccini Opera Festival” of Torre del Lago in San Pietroburgo; at the International Festival “Mare Aperto” in Riccione, conducted by Daniele Rossi; in a Recital at the Pala Geox of Padova, conducted by R. Gianola;
In 2015 she gave her debut as Amelia from UN BALLO IN MASCHERA by G. Verdi at the Orione Theater with G. M. Moncalieri Conductor and Monica Ferri Director; she also plays the role of  Floria Tosca in TOSCA by G. Puccini in Nepi with Directors Katia Ricciarelli and Marcello Lippi. The same role she plays in several theaters in Germany, Austria and Bulgary, Conducted by D.Boshnakov.
She also sang in several Concerts at the Teatro del Giglio of Lucca contucted by Massimo Morelli and at the Orione Theatre in Rome with Orchestra conducted by G. M. Moncalieri.
Her last performance in 2015 in the STABAT MATER of G. B. Pergolesi conducted by Leonardo Quadrini and Piero Gallo in Cava de Tirreni (Naples), was very appreciated by the audience.

In January 2016 she sang Naomi in JUNIOR BUTTERFLY of M. Saegusa in theaters of Tokyo (Bukamura) and Toyama (Prefecture) in JAPAN. She also sang in the STABAT MATER of G. B. Pergolesi with  Mariano Patti conductor. In May she will be Micaela in CARMEN of G. Bizet. She  sang again Aida from AIDA of G. Verdi in Sannazzaro Theater and in Arena del mare in Salerno. Whit bi success she sang Floria Tosca in TOSCA by G. Puccini in the Teatro Greco of Taormina with ALessandro Cedrone Conductor and Alfredo Corno Director.
In November she debuted Santuzza role from CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA by P. Mascagni conducted   by M° P.G. Dionisi and directed  by Alessandro Pace in Roma.
In December she debuted Principessa Turandot by TURANDOT of G. Puccini in Piacenza Theater, Pavarotti Modena Theater and Nichelino, Conducted by A. Palumbo and Directed by Silvia Paoli. In December she sung also il Messia di Haendel, The Deum di Charpentier and l'oratorio di Saint Saint In  Roma.

In 2017 she sang again AIDA in Roma and Berna Theater and Naomi Role of  JUNIOR BUTTERFLY  for Festival Bartok of Miskolc in Unghery conducted by M° Vittorio Parisi and directed by  M° Luca Ramacciotti. 5th August she sang Leonora role from Il TROVATORE  of G. Verdi  in Rapallo  Opera Festival,  Conducted by M° Aldo Salvagno and Directed by M° Roberto Servile. 
In November she sang Requiem by M. B. Panitti in Roma, for Orchestra, Soli and Coro. In Dicember  she sang again Principessa Turandot by PUCCINI at  Royal Opera House in Muscat- Oman  directed by S.Paoli and  conducted by A. Palumbo.

In 2018 she sang AIDA di G. VERDI  in Teatro Persiani of  Recanati and in Irun Festiva,, Conducted by  M° Aldo Salvagno and directed by Alfonso De FIlippis.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Verdi: Aida Aida Orchestra della Svizzera italiana 2017
Verdi: Aida Aida Immediately BREMEN 2017
Verdi: Aida Aida Immediately Konzert Theater Bern 2017
Verdi: Nabucco Abigaille No 2017
Puccini: Madama Butterfly Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly) Immediately International Opera Festival Miskolc 2017


Premio Del Melodramma italiano-Concorso voci verdiane busseto
1° Premio concorso internazionale jole de maria
1° premio rome music
1° premio voce di vincenzo bellini
premio per la miglliore interpretazione al concorso renata tebaldi
2° premio martinelli pertile
1° premio re se jong