Born in Rome, the young soprano Sonia Ciani, studied singing at Conservatorie Santa
Cecilia in Rome. At the same time she graduated in modern literature with an experimental
thesis in contemporary history.
Her career began in 2008 at the Teatro Nazionale in Rome in Carmen as Frasquita.
This production was recorded on CD by the Teatro dell´Opera in Rome.
the Opera Studio at Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome under the guidance
of Maestro Bruno Cagli, refining her tecnique and interpretation with Renata Scotto,
Anna Vandi and with Cesare Scarton.
She was a scholarship holder at the EOS Accademy
of the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova where she had the opportunity to work with Rolando
Panerai and Donata D´Annunzio Lombardi. She also attended masterclasses with Marco
Berti, Stefano Giannini, Alfonso Antoniozzi and Tiziana Fabbricini.
At present she
perfects her repertorie and vocal tecnique with Mariella Devia.
She was finalist in several international singing competitions, such as As.Li.Co. in
Como, (Singing Competiton for Young Lyric Artists of Europe), Tito Schipa Competition
in Lecce and she was absolute winner of the International Lyric Competition Villa
in Canto in Verona.
In her concert activity she sang in the renowned Santa Cecilia Hall and Petrassi
Hall at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome.
During the summer 2011 she was again Frasquita in Carmenat the Summer Festival Lirica
in Piazza in Massa Marittima, Pescara and in San Vito al Tagliamento.
In October she made her debut at the Carlo Felice in Genova in DieZauberflöte asErsteDame under the baton of Johannes Wildner in the production of Lele Luzzati with the
direction of Daniele Abbado. She also was Lauretta in GianniSchicchi under the direction
of Rolando Panerai.
Recently she sang LaTraviata (Violetta) in a production involving young talents
in the regional theatres of the Emilia Romagna.
In 2012 she made her debut as Queen
of the Night in Mozart´s DieZauberflöte singing in theatres like the Teatro Sociale
di Como, Teatro Grande di Brescia and Teatro degli Arcimboldi in Milan.
She was also Frasquitain Carmenat the Teatro La Fenice in Venice under the direction
of Calixto Bieito.
In July 2012, she made her debut as Gilda in Rigoletto in Busseto.
During the season 2012 / 13 she performed Elvirain L'Italiana in Algeri staged
by As.Li.Co., then Queen of the night, Frasquitaand Gildaagain.
Other engagements in 2013: Tebaldo in DonCarlo in Torino (Conductor: G. Noseda;
Stage director: H. De Ana) and ViolettainLa Traviata at Gut-Immling Opernfestival.
Recently she debuted the role of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni.
In 2014 Violetta in Traviata in Bologna and Busseto.
In 2015: Queen of the night in The Magic Flute at Royal Opera House in Muscat and
at Teatro Comunale in Bologna; Valencienne in The merry widow at Teatro Carlo Felice
In 2016: Carmen - Teatro Comunale, Bologna; Zenobia in Palmira - Teatro San Carlo,