Born in Milan, she graduated with the highest honor at "Giuseppe Verdi" Conservatory in Milan where she studied with Giovanna Canetti. She later was the winner of several international competitions.
Among her career's most remarkable performances are Le nozze di Figaro (contessa d'Almaviva) in Ferrara, Otello (Desdemona) at the Salzburg Festival and at Teatro Regio in Turin with Claudio Abbado, Così fan tutte (Fiordiligi) at the Wiener Staatsoper , at Ravenna Festival with Riccardo Muti, and with Colin Davis at Covent Garden.
She sang Don Giovanni at Salzburg Festival with Lorin Maazel, Turnadot (Liu) at Opéra Bastille with Georges Prêtre and a tour with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Zubin Mehta. At the Metropolitan she was Desdemona in Otello with James Levine, a role which she has performed in Brussels (Pappano), Wien, Nice, Florence (Mehta), and in which he made his debut at Monaco under the baton of Mehta and in which she made her debut in Munich.