Patrizia Ciofi was born in Casole d'Elsa, Siena and studied at the Accademia Chigiana in Fiesole. She sang in La traviata under Riccardo Muti’s baton at La Scala, where she later returned for L’elisir d’amore and Lucia di Lammermoor. At the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, she sang in Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail and in Le nozze di Figaro, both conducted by Zubin Mehta. She debuted at the Festival Rossini of Pesaro in 2001, in Le nozze di Teti e Peleo and later returned there to sing in Il Turco in Italia and in Tancredi. She sang in Paris, at the Opéra Bastille in Falstaff, at the Châtelet in Mitridate, Re di Ponto and at the Théatre des Champs-Elysèes in Le nozze di Figaro and L’Incoronzione di Poppea. For Opera Rara she has recorded Bellini’s La straniera (ORC38).