Soprano (United States)
Anita in West Side Story. Previously: Giannetta in The Elixir of Love (2016–17); Papagena in performances of The Magic Flute (2015); Petra in A Little Night Music (2014); Beryl in Brief Encounter (2009); Musetta in performances of La bohème and Papagena in The Magic Flute (2008); Rooster/Jay in The Cunning Little Vixen (2007); and Gretel in performances of Hansel and Gretel (2006). Second prize and Audience Choice Award in HGO’s 2006 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias. HGO Studio artist (2006–08).
About the Artist:
Alicia Gianni has enjoyed successes on both operatic and concert stages, including nominations for Houston’s Best Jazz Vocalist in the Houston Press Music Awards. Opera credits include Despina in Così fan tutte and Fortuna/Giunone in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria with Wolf Trap Opera, Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto, and the title role in a concert performance of Suor Angelica as part of the summer festival in Torre del Lago, Italy. As a student at the University of Cincinnati College–Conservatory of Music, she performed Micaëla in Carmen, Ms. Poe in The Voyage of Edgar Allan Poe, Infantin Klara in Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg, and Zillergut in The Good Soldier Schweik. Upcoming performances in the 2016–17 season and beyond include her role debut as Adina in The Elixir of Love with Opera Birmingham and her first Anita in West Side Story.