Born in Perugia. She graduated in Political Science in Florence, and in singing at Florence Conservatory in 1996.
She made her debut in London in 1996 as Rosina in the Barber of Seville.
In 1996 she won the first prize at the “Valentino Bucchi” Competition in Rome, and in 1997 she was first classificate at the “A. Belli” Competition in Spoleto, in whose opera season she made her debut in the role of Sesto in Clemenza di Tito.
Since then she began an international career that lead her to perform in major Italian and European theaters, as Florence, Naples, Venice, Genoa, Bologna, Rome, Torino, Palermo, Madrid, Seville, Valencia, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Leipzig, Opéra de Paris, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Salzburg Festival and Glyndebourne Festival. She began her career singing major Mozart’s and Rossini’s operas such as: Nozze di Figaro, Cosi fan tutte, Don Giovanni, La Clemenza di Tito, La finta Semplice, Lucio Silla, Barbier of Seville, Cenerentola, Le Compte Ory, Zelmira. At the same time she had important awards as interpret in baroque roles as those of Haendel, Vivaldi and Monteverdi. In subsequent years she approached late romantic and early ‘900 roles such as Oberon, L’enfant et les Sortilèges, L’heure espagnole, Nabucco, Falstaff.
Since 2017 she expanded her repertoire debuting as Carmen at the Fenice in Venice, conducted by Myung-Whun Chung, and as Charlotte in Werther at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo.
Since then she was also engaged in various productions in the role of Carmen at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, at the Tokyo Opera City Hall and Suntory Hall, at the Fenice in Venice.
Her repertoire ranges from baroque music (Monteverdi, Handel, Pergolesi, Vivaldi) to Mozartian roles, to the roles of Italian bel canto (Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti and the first Verdi) to romantic roles (Gounod, Massenet, Berlioz, Weber) to 20th century music (Ravel, Poulenc, Berg, De Falla).
Also very active in the concert field, she has performed in various concert halls including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican Center in London, the NHK Concert Hall in Tokyo, the Theâtre des Champs Êlysées and the Salle Playel in Paris, the Theater and der Wien.
She has collaborated with important conductors including: Claudio Abbado, Roberto Abbado, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Riccardo Chailly, James Conlon, Myung-Whun Chung, Sir Andrew Davis, Ottavio Dantone, Renè Jacobs, Jesus Lopez Cobos, Alessandro De Marchi, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Zubin Mehta, Marc Minkowski, Kent Nagano, Christophe Rousset, Jeffrey Tate.
She has numerous cd and dvd recordings: Aroldo by Verdi (ed. Philips), Juditha Triumphans, Orlando finto pazzo and Armida by Vivaldi (ed. Opus 111), Giustino di
by Vivaldi (ed. Virgin Classics), Oberon by Weber (ed. Decca), Artaxerxes by Terradellas (ed. Harmonia Mundi), Fedora and La Finta Semplice on DVD (ed. Deutsche Grammophon), Le Nozze di Figaro on DVD (ed. TDK), Solo album of Arias and Cantatas by Crescentini (ed. Tactus), Solo album of Melodies by P. Viardot (ed. Brilliant), Solo album Hommage à Garcia Lorca – Preludios y canciones (ed. Musica Novantiqua), Zelmira by Rossini (ed. Naxos).