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The soprano Paola Cigna Castellano was trained at the Cherubini Conservatorio in Florence, thereafter winning a number of important competitions, including the Tito Schipa in Lecce, the Leyla Gençer in Istanbul, and the Francisco Viñas in Barcelona. In 1996 she made her début at the Opéra-comique under Jean-Claude Malgloire. Since then her rôles have included those of Lucia, Gilda, Zerlina, Barbarina, Adalgisa, Norina and Oscar in many Italian theatres. She made her début at La Scala, Milan, under Giuseppe Sinopoli in 1999 in Die Frau ohne Schatten. For two seasons she sang at Innsbruck, where her rôles included that of Corinna in Il viaggio a Reims. Her recordings include performance as Lisette in La rondine, as Norina and in Cavalli's L'Eliogabalo.

Role: Classical Artist 
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