Her collaboration with Claudio Abbado was particularly interesting and intense, while she collaborated and collaborates regularly with major theaters around the world under the direction of conductors such as Rinaldo Alessandrini, Fabio Biondi, Ottavio Dantone, Ivor Bolton, Riccardo Chailly, Myung-Whun Chung, Paul Daniel, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Antonio Pappano, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Emmanuelle Hàim, Marc Minkowski, Riccardo Muti, Sir Roger Norrington, Maurizio Pollini, Christophe Rousset, Jordi Savall, Peter Schreier, Kent Nagano, Pierre Boulez, Zubin Metha, Lorin Maazel, Daniele Gatti, Michele Campanella, Francois-Xavier Roth, Jeffrey Tate, and with prestigious international orchestras such as: Berliner Philharmoniker, London Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra, New York Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra National de France, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, Concerto Italiano, Les Talens Lyriques, Academia Montis Regalis and many others.
She is particularly active in the concert repertoire that ranges from Pergolesi to Respighi through Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Dvořák, and Mahler. Her operatic repertoire includes works by Gluck, Monteverdi, Händel, Vivaldi, Rossini, Verdi, Cavalli, Mozart, Donizetti, Schumann, and Berlioz.
Sara Mingardo studied with the tenor Franco Ghitti at the “Benedetto Marcello” Conservatory in Venice, her hometown.
Winner of numerous national and international competitions, she began her musical career playing the title role in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, as the winner of the international competition “Toti Dal Monte” in Treviso. In 2001, she won two Grammy Awards for the live recording of Berlioz’s Les Troyens, conducted by Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra and in 2009 the Association of Italian Critics awarded her the prestigious Abbiati Award.