From the grueling traffic of the capital, experienced driving his taxi, to the limelight of the international stages for the concerts in honor of Freddy Mercury and the meeting with the Spanish soprano Monserrat Caballé, known to the general public for having recorded ‘Barcelona’ sung with the leader of Queen. It is the story of the taxi-soprano Cinzia D’Astola Perroni who will be in concert in Rome on Tuesday (free admission) at the Church of San Marcello al Corso for the ‘Concerto per OgnisSanti-La Rinascita’ with music by Elgar, Handel, Mascagni, Bach and Verdi. D’Astola Perroni graduated in opera singing at the S. Cecilia Conservatory in Rome. You have collaborated with Ennio Morricone, Tony Renis, Andrea Bocelli and Renato Zero. “Singing as a soprano is not really a passion but rather the study of a lifetime and a lot of sacrifice – he tells Adnkronos D’Astola Perroni – which then unexpectedly changed, taking me to the family taxi, which I keep well separated due to preconceptions that unfortunately I found “. It is not easy to spin like a top in Roman traffic and also to combine musical and concert activity. “I have always worked, even when I was studying doing somersaults – he says – Yesterday I took a break from work and in the evening I went to rehearse. Tenacity is needed and freelance in some ways helps. After studying, family sacrifices, degree, masters, experience in London, there is a lot of determination and then you park your car and think about the concert. But I mean my taxi as a living room, we exchange news, culture, let’s say emotions on four wheels “. What about fellow taxi drivers? “They support me and help me – she replies – If I have to go get a score but I am busy with a race, maybe my colleague will pass by. Some come to my concerts. They are close to me”. The concerts “are organized by a group of friends, we are not an association – he is keen to point out – each one brings his own contribution. An aspect that we really like and that is appreciated by the institutions”. The future? “I have a degree and I speak 4 languages. I worked abroad. Today the commitment is in concerts. I would like to take back what I think is due to me, I will not give up”. But is there an artist’s crazy dream? “That of a concert with various fellow artists dedicated to Brad Pitt, whom I met for work but I never got to know, and then she – she confesses smiling – also participate in Dancing with the stars”.