The artist

Cristina Ferri studied piano at the Scuola di Musica R.Franci in Siena. He began his study of opera singing with Carlo Bergonzi, who graduated from the Academy of Opera Singing in Busseto ( Pr) at the age of eighteen he received his diploma of merit at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena. He then graduated privately in singing at the Cherubini Conservatory in Florence. In 1994, when he was twenty-one, he made his debut in “L’amico Fritz” by P.Mascagni in the role of Suzel at Valli di Reggio Emilia, with the Orchestra Toscanini, conducted by the M, Maestro. Ranzani. He continued his musical studies with Renata Scotto, Magda Olivero and Raina Kabaivanski . She won a scholarship at the Concorso Voci Verdiane, which allowed her to do a master’s degree at the Parma theatre. He received diplomas of merit at the Puccini Academy in Torre del Lago. He debuted in La Bohème in concert form in Fidenza. He is Liù in Turandot, in the summer of 1998 in Tuscany where, in 1999 he is again Mimì in La Bohème by G.Puccini.

In 2001 she was the winner of the International Competition ” Mattia Battistini “and debuted in the “Traviata” by G.Verdi in the title role at the Vespasiano theatre in Rieti .

The role of Donna Anna debuted in the ” Don Giovanni” by W.A.Mozart at the Bassano del Grappa theatre and also in the same year the role of the Countess from ” Le Nozze di Figaro” by W.A.Mozart. She made her debut in the role of Eugenia da ” Il Filosofo di Campagna ” by B.Galuppi at the theatre of Belluno and Alicante ( Spain). Touches all the theaters of Spain with the ” Desvan Verdi”. In 2002 she won the International Competition ” Tito Gobbi”  

In 2003 he was Leonora in G.Verdi’s Trovatore with the production of the Ravenna Festival directed by Julian Kovatchev, Violetta in La Traviata in Carrara, and again Liù in Turandot in Como, Brescia, Bergamo, Pavia and Cremona directed by Massimo de Bernard.

In 2004 he performed in a concert with the Opera di Roma, then played Nedda in Teramo, and continued with Carmina Burana at Santa Cecilia under the direction of Roberto Gabbiani

In 2005 he won the twelfth competition Di Stefano, and performed Magda in La Rondine directed by M somebody Steven Mercurio, then resumed in Paris at the Chatelet Theatre, under the direction of Marco Armiliato.

In 2006 she made her debut as Donna Elvira in Zagreb and performed Mozart’s Requiem in Messina directed by Maurizio Arena 

In 2007 he is again Nedda in I Pagliacci in Zagreb and Liù in Turandot at the Rome Opera (Caracalla), under the direction of M somebody Alain Lombard. In the same summer he also performs concerts in Hvar, Croatia, and is again Violetta in Traviata in Split. He also plays the role of Manon Lescaut in Osijek, Croatia, under the direction of master Loris Voltolini.

In 2008 he is again Liù in Turandot in Beijing , debuts the role of Lauretta in “Gianni Schicchi “in Palermo, directed by M Paolo Arrivabeni, and in Bologna in the “Der vampyr” in the role of Emmy, inauguration of the season, directed by M Roberto Abbado with the direction of P.Pizzi.

Hanna Glavary’s role in “La Vedova Allegra” directed by Christopher Franklin debuted in Genoa in December 2009 and in March 2010 she sang Belinda in “Dido and Aeneas” at the Fenice in Venice. In December 2010 it is the turn of Leonora in Oberto Conte di San Bonifacio at Ponchielli in Cremona. 


In September 2011,  sings Mimì in “La Bohème” by G.Puccini at the Teatro dei Rinnovati in Siena, where the following year he plays Leonora in “Trovatore” by G.Verdi. In October 2011 and in January 2012 he plays Santuzza by “Cavalleria Rusticana by P.Mascagni and Violetta in ” La Traviata ” by G.Verdi at the Teatro Franco Zappalà in Palermo. 

In summer 2013 she sang again Violetta and Nedda da ” Pagliacci” by R.Leoncavallo at the Festival “La Lirica” at the Castle in Val d’Elsa (Siena). 

In the 2014/2015 season an important Dutch tour in the role of Aida (directed by Francesco Bellotto), some recitals in Bratislava, Bohème in Siena and Butterfly in Pisa. 

She was awarded by her city of Siena the prestigious Mangia d’Oro, a medal for civic value for cultural commitment and for honoring the name of Siena in the world. 

In 2017 she is Santuzza, Cio-Cio San and Tosca in Palermo. In Barcellona she sings Verdi Requiem with the Symphonic Orchestra of Barcellona.

In 2018 Bruno Baudissone publishes a book which contains an interview with Cristina.

Cristina has been awarded in Siena with the prestigious Mangia D’Oro for her brilliant career.

She frequently takes part in tv interviews with Gigi Marzullo.

In 2019 she records the soundtrack for the movie ” L’uomo del labirinto” by Donato Carrisi.

In 2020 she was the the creator and conductor of the radio program “Dalla Musica al Teatro mi sono ritrovata in Radio”, broadcast on Radio Nuova Trieste.

In 2021 she is Tosca in an opera festival in the Viterbo area, she sings Mimì in “La Bohème” by G. Puccini in Fiuggi and plays a series of recitals that touch Tuscany and end in Sicily. She is also called as a teacher for some opera singing masters in Tuscany. 2022 opens with a collaboration with online magazines in the sector.

In April and June 2022 he performed a series of recitals. Also in June, in collaboration with the director Franco Zappalà, he creates the video “When women are killed by indifference”short that will be presented at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena in the day on gender violence in the presence of all the authorities and the head of the Italian state police. In August is again Hanna Glawary in “The Merry Widow” of F.Lehàr in Sicily. In September he directed ” Suor Angelica” by G.Puccini in the music festival of Casole d’Elsa (Si). He plays again the role of Floria in the ” Tosca” of G.Puccini in the centenary of the birth of Ettore Bastianini and performs numerous recitals. 

In 2023 he receives the Lifetime Achievement Award” Woman is “. In March creates the concert/ story “The women of Puccini” on text of the same Cristina Ferri,  performed at the Library of Intronati in Siena. In November she is called as a teacher at the Accademia Verdiana “Carlo Bergonzi di Busseto (PR)” and participates in numerous recitals for Italy.

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