The Italian soprano, Elisa Franzetti, began her musical training at the Scuola Civica di Musica di Milano, graduating in classical guitar under the guidance of Aldo Minella, at the "Dall'Abaco" of Verona. She studied singing with Gabriella Ravazzi, and later graduated in Baroque performance practice at the Civica Scuola di Musica di Milano with Roberto Gini and Cristina Miatello. In 1992 she was ranked among the winners of the Concorso As.Li.Co. per voci monteverdiane.
Elisa Franzetti then nefan began a busy concert schedule that took her to perform in national and international festival specializing in early music repertoire and in major concert halls in Europe. She has toured throughout Europe, USA and Japan. For many years she has been a member of worldwide established groups spesializing in Baroque repertoire as Concerto Italiano (Director: Rinaldo Alessandrini), Ensemble Mala Punica of P. Memelsdorff, Ensemble Concerto of R. Gini.
Elisa Franzetti has collaborated with Akadêmia Ensemble of Françoise Lasserre, Le Parlement de Musique of Martin Gester, La Capella de Ministrers of C. Magraner, La Capella Reial de Catalunya of Jordi Savall, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi directed by Ruben Jais, I Madrigalisti Ambrosiani of G. Capuano, La Risonanza of Fabio Bonizzoni, Accademia degli Imperfetti of M. Less, Gli Erranti of A. Casari, ensemble Il Falcone, I musici estensi of A. Cadario. She has also worked with the chamber orchestra Il Quartettone directed by Carlo de Martini and with the ensemble Sentieri Selvaggi directed by the composer Carlo Boccadoro specializing in contemporary music.
Elisa Franzetti is one of the founders of the ensemble Janua Coeli Globus from Genoa, which aims to create performances that combine music, theater and poetry, whose project Sotto le Ali Divine was presented at the Spoleto Festival in 2005.
With the Mailänder Kantorei of the Chiesa protestante di Milano directed by Ruben Jais, Elisa Franzetti has performed works by J.S. Bach (St John Passion (BWV 245), Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248), Magnificat (BWV 243), Cantatas for solo soprano BWV 51 and BWV 199, Cantatas BWV 21 and BWV 80).
Elisa Franzetti has made recordings for the label Opus 111, Stradivarius and Amadeus, Naïve, Harmonia Mundi.