Fiorenza Cedolins is an Italian soprano.
She made her debut in 1992 at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa in Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana.
Thereafter she became resident artist at the Split Festival in Croatia and appeared in various roles in operas such as Monteverdi's Il Combattimento di Tancredi and from Rossini’s Mosè in Egitto and Richard Strauss’s Salome.
After winning the Luciano Pavarotti Vocal Competition in 1996 she sang Puccini ’s Tosca with the Opera Company of Philadelphia with Luciano Pavarotti.
You can see her pictured in that production here on the floor. Most Tosca's these days always end up on the floor at some point- usually after naughty Scarpia has tried to score a try - although Zinka didn't think it was befitting a lady and said she would never do it) but I digress....
That same year she sang Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana at the Ravenna Festival conducted by Riccardo Muti and followed it in 2005 with a performance in Rome conducted by Zhubin Mehta of Verdi’s Requiem Mass for Pope John Paul II.
Following a tour with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano, conducted by Riccardo Chailly in Frankfurt and Vienna she then sang Bellini’s Norma at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa.
Ms Cedolins then debuted at the Arena di Verona singing Mimi in Puccini’s La Bohème and then she starred as Tosca conducted by Daniel Oren.
Her repertoire also encompasses the title roles in Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur, Verdi's Aida and Luisa Miller, Puccini's Manon Lescaut, Madama Butterfly and Suor Angelica .
Other roles include Leonora in Verdi’s Il Trovatore, Amalia in Verdi’s I Masnadieri, Desdemona in Otello and Elisabetta di Valois in Don Carlos.