Serra celebrated her international debut in 1966 at the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest. However, it recorded only in the 1970s resounding success, as she took over the coloratura roles in Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor and Bellini's La sonnambula.
Your performances by Gioacchino Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1987) and Donizetti's Don Pasquale (1988 ) at the Teatro Regio di Torino are still praised as a yardstick, even after twenty years due to its clear presentation.
Worldwide it is estimated by experts due to their artistic personality with a flexible role repertoire that is both serious ( Giuseppe Verdi Rigoletto ) and comic roles ( Rossini, Il Barbiere di Siviglia ) includes.
They often also interpreted the classic roles of Maria Callas by Donizetti, Bellini, but also those of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( The vengeance of Hell boils in my heart, Queen of the Night, The Magic Flute ) and Rossini. Her fame reached its climax when she sang the Queen of the Night at the Royal Opera House in London in the 1980s. This game they also took over the staging of the Vienna State Opera, directed by Otto Schenk and Nikolaus Harnoncourt as conductor, as well as at the Salzburg Festival Mozart in 1991 under the baton of Sir Georg Solti in a production directed by Johannes Schaaf.
They also emerges as a teacher, which occurs together with their most talented students to promote their careers.