Bianca Tognocchi joined the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt last season, during which she sang Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro. During the 2021/22 season she can be heard in new productions of Cimarosa's L'italiana in Londra and Giordano's Fedora singing Madama Brillante and Olga Sukarew, and Gilda in Rigoletto - the role she made her debut with in Frankfurt in 2019/20. This Italian soprano sang Despina in Così fan tutte at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and Elvira in Rossini's L'italiana in Algeri at the Opéra national de Lorraine in Nancy. She studied at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan and won prizes at many international singing competitions including the Renata Tebaldi, Marcella Pobbe and Magda Olivero competitions. She began her stage career in 2010, in AsLiCo productions. She's a regular guest at the Tirol Festival in Erl, where she sang the Nightingale in Braunfels’ Die Vögel / The Birds, Jemmy in Rossini's Guillaume Tell and Amina in Bellini's La sonnambula. Other engagements have taken Bianca Tognocchi to places including La Scala Milan, the Teatro Regio in Turin and Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo, the Opéra de Chambre de Genève and Ravenna Festival. During her time with Oper Leipzig she sang the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor, Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Frasquita (Carmen), Forest Bird (Siegfried), Esmeralda (Die verkaufte Braut / The Bartered Bride) and Gilda (Rigoletto), a role she also sang at Malmö Opera in 2018. She recently sang Lucia again at the Staatstheater in Darmstadt.