Born in Cagliari in 1981, since her first years denotes a musical talent, just six years old she began studying piano and at 14 singing at the Conservatory of Cagliari where she also obtained a Diploma in piano and later a first class Diploma in singing, same time she graduated in Accounting and Commercial Expert. She has studied with sopranos such as Maria Mastino, Marcella De Osma e Giusy Devinu then has improved her vocal technique with Sherman Lowe, Pier Miranda Ferraro,Robleto Merolla and Bernadette Manca di Nissa.
Rossana Cardia has won many awards at some of the most prestigiousOpera competitions, such as the Tebaldi Prize given to her by Ms. Tebaldi in person in the Renata Tebaldi International Competition in Milan in 2001, 1 st prize at the International Competition "Re Se-Jong" in Milan (2001) that allowed herto sing in Seoul and Daejeon in Korea. She won the Second Prize in the International Competitions Martinelli-Pertile (2008),Giacomotti of Pavia (2010) and "Domenico Aleona" in the Theatre of Fermo (2008). She won the "Ricci award" in the International Competition "Spiros Argiris" - Sarzana (2008). In 2011 was awarded as the "Best Voice of italian melodramma" in the 49th International Verdi Voices Competition in Busseto, the best soprano in “La Fenice” Opera Competition in Pietrasanta, and got the 3 rd Prize at Neroni International Competition in Ascoli Piceno.
Despite her young age, Rossana Cardia has already debuted many roles in several Opera productions, among many we remember at only 20 years old Lavinia in L’Oca del Cairo(Mozart), Micaela in Carmen (Bizet), Mimi in LA BOHEME, Leonora in Il Trovatore, TOSCA in Tosca by G. Puccini, Amelia in UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, Nedda from I PAGLIACCI by Leoncavallo, Aida From AIDA by G.VERDI, Desdemona from OTELLO by G.VERDI, etc.
In others theatres such as Fermo, Atri and Pescara has debuted just at 25 years old, with a great success, the role of Violetta in a new production of La Traviata staged by Renato Bruson, conducted by Maestro Giuseppe Montanari.
She sang in many concerts in Parma, Pesaro and Jesi. At the San Carlo Theatre in Naples was the cover in the role of Helenain a Vepres Sicilienne production and in 2010 in the Fortune Theatre in Fano sang in the Faure's Requiem directed by M° Vito Clemente.
At the Opera Festival in Gut Immling near Munich of Bavaria debuted in summer 2011 the role of AIDA, conducted by Maestro Cornelia Von Kesserbrock and directed by Verena von Kesserbrock, It has been a great success highly appreciated by the critics and audience.
In January 2012 was again Aida in a production in the Theatre of Strasbourg .
In 2012 was Desdemona in OTELLO by G.Verdi conducted by M° David Crescenzi in Steyr and Pirmasens Theaters and after she sang MESSA DA REQUIEM by G.Verdi in Rueil Malmaison, in Oudenbosch and at the Theatre of Timisoara in Romania during the Feast of Italian Repubilic organized by the Consulate General of Italy. Recently she has performed in several concerts: at the Teatro Comunale in Vicenza and at the Municipal Theatre of Rovigo conducted by Maestro Stefano Romani in the Lyric Laboratory of Veneto, in the Molise Opera Festival “Molise all’Opera” conducted by Maestro Michele Gennarelli, at the Verdi theatre in Busseto, in honor of the famous tenor Carlo Bergonzi,present in the theatre, in Ripatransone for the inauguration of the Teatro Comunale L. Mercantini, Milan in the hall of the Italian Opera Academy for aconcert focused on Donizetti heroines conceived and organized by the DirectorMaestro Antonello Madau Diaz in Lombardia for the Festival Ultrapadum (PV) conducted by Maestro Silvano Frontalini and M ° Leonardo Quadrini; at the Municipal Marsala Theatre La Traviata in concert form, in the Marche region for the role of DonnaElvira from Don Giovanni of W. A. Mozart in concert form for the Pergolesi Spontini Foundation of Jesi; as well as in the following Europeans
theaters of Steyr, Gmunden Merignac, Sondeborg, Malvern, Whintertur, Itzehoe, Pirmasens, Rheine, Rheinbeck, Emden, Neumunster, Bad Hamburg, Norderstedt, Wolfsburg, Hanau, ìLienz, Ahaus, Marktoberdorf, Goslar, Wahlstedt, Cuxanen, Eschwege, Lünen, Bad Fussing, Herford, Leonberg, Weinheim, Lingen, , Drammen, Arendal Notteroy, Sandefjor, Skien, Sandnes, Montecosaro, Teatro Maiolati Spontini, Sperimentale di Pesaro, Teatro Comunale di Cagliari .
Rossana Cardia, soprano