Sara Mingardo is known for her exceptional contralto timbre. She studied in her native city of Venice and stood since her debut in all major Italian theaters like the Teatro alla Scala, Teatro La Fenice, Teatro di San Carlo and Teatro Reggio and in major opera houses and concert halls in Europe and North America. This contralto has a very diverse repertoire. She feels comfortable with composers from Monteverdi to Britten and everything in between. She is best known for her rendition of the title role in Rinaldo. In her concerts, her wide repertoire: from the Requiem by Johann Joseph Fux on the Stabat Mater of Rossini to the Lauda per Nativita del Signore by Ottorino Respighi. She made several recordings and in 2001 she won the prestigious Grammy Award for the recording of Hector Berlioz Les Troyens with Colin Davis. In 2003 she won the Diapason d'Or and the recording of Antonio Vivaldi's L'Olimpiade led by Rinaldo Alessandrini. Of both the Stabat Mater of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi as that of Antonio Vivaldi, she made celebrated recordings. She sings for the first time in Flanders Opera.