Fiorenza Cedolins, Italian soprano, is one of the most celebrated opera singers, known for the beauty, mellow, warm colour of her voice, volume, clear diction, refined vocal technique. After winning the Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition in Philadelphia (1996), she sung Tosca with Pavarotti, she has performed at many of the world's leading opera houses including Teatro alla Scala in Milan (Madama Butterfly and Don Carlo), Metropolitan Opera House in NY (Madama Butterfly and Aida) and ROH Covent Garden in London (Il Trovatore), Opéra Bastille in Paris (Tosca). Fiorenza Cedolins has performed the season opening night of many Italian theatres including Bologna's Teatro Comunale 2003/2004 I Masnadieri; Turin's Teatro Regio 2005/2006 Aida; Festival Verdi in Parma 2007 Luisa Miller; Teatro La Fenice in Venice 2008 La Rondine, Teatro alla Scala in Milan 2008 Don Carlo.
Amongst her performances are Cavalleria Rusticana with Muti at the Ravenna Festival; Simon Boccanegra in Montecarlo conducted by Oren; Norma in Catania, Tokyo, Genova, Barcelona, Ancona, Bilbao and Barcelona, Aida in Napoli and at the Arena di Verona, Adriana Lecouvreur in Trieste and Roma; Poliuto in Bilbao, Maria Stuarda at the Teatro La Fenice in Venezia, Andrea Chénier at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Il Trovatore in Firenze, at the Arena di Verona, Parma, Tokyo, Frankfurt, München, Palermo, Napoli, Barcelona and London. She was also Madama Butterfly at the Liceu in Barcelona, Luisa Miller at the Teatro Real in Madrid. Her Verdi's roles included also I lombardi alla prima crociata, La battaglia di Legnano; Puccini’s roles included also Manon Lescaut, Gianni Schicchi, Suor Angelica,Tabarro, Le Villi, Turandot (Liù), She performed Verdi’s Messa di Requiem at the Arena di Verona and Avery Fischer Hall in New York under Maazel, Royal Albert Hall in London under Gatti, Auditorium Santa Cecilia in Roma under Mehta, Konzerthause in Wien under Chailly. She has received several prestigious awards included "Premio Abbiati della Critica Italiana 1999/2000", Opera Award 1999, Opera Award 2001, Zenatello Arena di Verona 2000 and 2001; Premio Campoamor “best singer of the year 2008”, also the “Artist of the Year Award 2007” at the Liceu in Barcelona from “IV and V Piso Association” and Premio Muse 2009 in Firenze.
Her discography includes Il Trovatore in Parma, Tosca with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Luisa Miller Krief's production in Parma, Tosca De Ana's production and Madama Butterfly Zeffirelli's production at the Arena di Verona, Puccini’s La rondine Vick's production in Venice, Norma in Tokyo and Barcelona, the DVD “Dedicate to Puccini” at the Teatro del Giglio in Lucca for the Puccini’s Anniversary Celebrations.
In 2009, Fiorenza Cedolins was also appointed Artistic Director Teatro della Fortuna in Fano.
In 2011, she was invited for Falstaff at the Liceu in Barcelona, Fabio Luisi conducting, Pagliacci Grisha Asagarov's production at the Opernhaus Zurich, Madama Butterfly at the Wiener Staatsoper, Un Ballo in Maschera Pountney's new production at the Opernhaus Zurich, Simon Boccanegra at the Wiener Staatsoper under Chung, Don Carlo in Sevilla, La Bohème at the Arena in Verona, Otello Graham Vick's new production at the Opernhaus Zürich, under Daniele Gatti.
In 2012, Fiorenza Cedolins has performed Luisa Miller in Bilbao, La Bohème in Barcelona, a new Poliuto's production of Michieletto and Otello in Zürich, Carmen in Arena di Verona. She was invited in Salzburger Festspiele for singing with Placido Domingo at the Benefizkonzert conducted by Mo Zubin Mehta. After Madama Butterfly at the Festival de la Opera de A Coruna, she hasperformed La Bohème at Shanghai Grand Theatre in the Salzburger Festspiele's tournée, under Oren, Michieletto's production.
In 2013, Fiorenza Cedolins has performed Messa di Requiem G. Verdi, at the Symphony Hall, Boston, with Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniele Gatti; La Bohème, in Las Palmas, director Mario Pontiggia; Falstaff, at the Salzburger Festspiele, in Salzburg, with direction of Damiano Michieletto, conducting Zubin Mehta; Aida, at the Arena di Verona, Century Festival Celebration, d.Gianfranco De Bosio, c.Daniel Oren
Madama Butterfly TEATRO DEL MAGGIO MUSICALE FIORENTINO
Tosca, LICEU di BARCELONA (new production)
Tosca - Teatro Principal di Palma de Mallorca
Tosca, 1st act Opening Gala at the "Nuovo Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino"
Falstaff at the NEDERLANDSE OPERA, with the ROYAL CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA; conductor D.GATTI director R.CARSEN
Aida at the MACERATA OPERA FESTIVAL (new production) conductor JULIA JONES, director FRANCESCO MICHELI 18th and 27th July - 2nd and 10th August
Gala Concert in Athens,TEATRO HERODES ATTICUS ODEON, conductor KARYTINOS
Aida in Tournee in Japan, conductor ROSA director MAESTRINI
Vedova Allegra at the TEATRO VERDI in SALERNO, conductor OREN/PINTO director SGARBI
Butterfly at the PALACIO EUSKALDUNA JAURENGIA in Bilbao, conductor ZANETTI - director GIACCHIERI
Recital at "la Maestranza" di Siviglia.
Eugene Onegin at the Teatro Principal de Mallorca, conductor JOSE MARIA MORENO - director
ALFONSO ROMERO MORA.
Pagliacci (Nedda) at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, conductor CARLO RIZZI - director
Tosca at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, conductor JORDI BERNACER
Tosca at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, conductor RICCARDO FRIZZA - director SERENA SINIGAGLIA
Tosca, at Oper-Leipzig conductor CHRISTOPH GEDSCHOLD
Fedora at Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, conductor CHRISTIAN BADEA, director LAMBERTO PUGGELLI.
Recital at RAI Auditorium Torino, with Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale of RAI conductor PIETRO RIZZO
Norma, at the Sofia Oper, conductor GRIGOR PALIKAROV, director HUGO DE ANABohéme at the Festival Puccini Torre del Lago, conductor FABIO MASTRANGELO director ETTORE SCOLADon Carlo at the Sofia Oper, director PLAMEN KARTALOV
Il Trovatore at the Seul Art Center, conductor GIANLUCA MARTINENGHI, director LORENZO MARIANI
Tosca at Teatro Verdi in Salerno, conductor DANIEL OREN, director RENZO GIACCHIERIRecital Pucciniano for the Festival Puccini Days at the Teatro del Giglio Lucca
Tosca, at the Sofía Oper, conductor FRANCESCO ROSA.
Tosca,at Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, conductor ANTONINO FOGLIANI, director GIOVANNI AGOSTINUCCI.
Tosca, at the Teatro Massimo Palermo, conductor GIANLUCA MARTINENGHI, director MARIO PONTIGGIA,
Adriana Lecouvreur, at the Teatro Massimo Palermo, conductor DANIEL OREN, director IVAN STEFANUTTI
Cleopatre di H. Berlioz at FONDAZIONE ORCHESTRA SINFONICA SICILIANA DI PALERMO
As singing teacher and expert in the international opera repertoire, she is member of many competition juries and regularly holds Masterclasses, invited by important musical institutions all over the world, such as: Accademia dell'Opera di Firenze, Accademia del Festival Puccini di Torre del Lago, Cantiere Lirico Festival Mascagni di Livorno, Casa Barezzi Museum of Busseto, Istituto Musicale Vittadini di Pavia, Accademia dell'Opera di Bologna, Casa Verdi in Milan, Cia Ópera-Concurso Maria Callas in São Paulo (Brazil), International Opera Studio in Gijón (Spain), Music Conservatory in Lugano (Italian Switzerland), Arrigo Boito Conservatory in Parma.
President of the Commission at the Prandelli Competition in Brescia
President of the Commission at the Ottavio Ziino Competition in Rome
Founder and Artistic Director of the "SOI Scuola dell'Opera Italiana Fiorenza Cedolins" based in Milan and Parma, with which she holds annual courses, masterclasses and operastudio programs
In 2020 he established the “1st Online Classical Voice Competition SOI Scuola dell’Opera Italiana Fiorenza Cedolins” of which he personally takes care of the Presidency.
Teacher of Singing for Master's Degree Program at the "Conservatori del Liceu" University of Barcelona
Teacher at the Accademia Verdiana of Teatro Regio of Parma and Accademia del Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence.