mezzo-soprano

 
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"...a tour de force of diction, precision and pizzazz.”

(Opera News)

Biography

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Award-winning singer Lisa Marie Rogali has been praised for her “nuanced voice” and “spontaneity” on the stage. Ms. Rogali is quickly establishing herself as a versatile performer of opera, musical theatre, and concert music. This summer, she returns to The Glimmerglass Festival to sing Mercédès in Carmen and to cover Maria in The Sound of Music. 

 

Lisa joined Minnesota Opera’s Resident Artist Program in 2018 where she sang roles such as Lisette in La Rondine, Elena in Il cappello di paglia di Firenze, Violetta (cover) in La Traviata, and Tina in Flight. Opera News described her debut performance with the company as “…a tour de force of diction, precision and pizzazz.” She would’ve ended their 2020 season performing in the World Premiere of Edward Tulane and Don Giovanni. (Cancelled due to Covid-19)

 

Lisa has also been a young artist with The Glimmerglass Festival, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and Opera Saratoga. Other credits include: Fatmé in Zémire et Azor (Opera Saratoga), Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi (University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music), Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto (Opera Theatre of Saint Louis), Elle in La voix humaine, Musetta in La Bohème, Blanche de la force in Dialogues of the Carmelites (Penn State Opera Theatre), Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Cosette in Les Misérables (Fuse Productions) and Louise in Gypsy (The State Theatre.) On the concert stage, Lisa has been a featured soloist with The Minnesota Orchestra, The Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra, Penn State Chamber Orchestra, Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir, and more.

 

Among other accomplishments, she has been named a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions, a Special Award Winner in the International Lotte Lenya Competition, a recipient of the Gaddes Career Award from OTSL, 2nd place in the Carolyn Bailey/Dominick Argento Vocal Competition, and Audience Favorite in the Houston Saengerbund Awards.

 

Ms. Rogali received her M.M. in Vocal Performance from The University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and her B.M.E. in Music Education from The Pennsylvania State University.

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“The standout among the other cast members was Lisa Marie Rogali, who was a fizzy, thoroughly charming Lisette from the opening party scene to her chastened return to Magda's household at the end. Her Act I rouser, "Un momento, scusi ecco," is a tour de force of diction, precision and pizzazz.” (Opera News)

“Lisa Marie Rogali’s mischievous Lisette sparkled with spontaneity and was sung vibrantly. Beside her the Prunier of Christian Sanders cut a raffish figure, and their interplay lit the stage in its three-dimensionality.” (StarTribune)


“Newcomer and very recent graduate of University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory Lisa Marie Rogali as Lisette was enchanting. Her demeanor bold and sassy, she got the most laughs of the night. Prunier was sung by Christian Sanders. The two had great chemistry and added some sparks to the night.” (Schmopera)

“Lisa Marie Rogali is delightful as Lisette, her soprano lilting as she defies the rules of decorum, and her spirited presence captures the audience whenever she is on stage.” (Talkin’ Broadway)


 “While it would seem there’s no time for showstoppers in a show of this pace, Lisa Marie Rogali comes pretty darn close. As the bride experiencing a confounding itinerant wedding reception, she must periodically pause to ponder her commitment to this man, and Rota gives her the opera’s most beautiful music to do it. Rogali makes each aria transporting, her pure, nuanced soprano voice touching hearts while the rest of the opera tickles your funny bone.” (Pioneer Press)

Reviews

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“Lisa Marie Rogali (as Elena)’s beautifully rendered duet “Trema nell’estasi d’amor” / “Oh si…è gioia” with Steson/Fadinard was one of the highlights of the opera.” (Twin Cities Arts Reader)

"As the bride, made to traipse all about Paris after her hat-seeking husband, Lisa Marie Rogali sings sweetly, her soprano rising to convey her love for Fadinard. She does a fine job expressing her conflicted emotions between romantic love and the ordeal of her run-amok wedding day." (Talkin’ Broadway)


“The beautiful bride Elena, Lisa Marie Rogali, centers this comedy with a young woman who has little control on her wedding day, dashed between her domineering father and nowhere to be found groom. Rogali draws the attention to her innocence and true love when she sings together with Stenson's Fardinard in ebullient affection.” (Broadway World)

“Two members of the Opera Saratoga Young Artist Program, soprano Lisa Rogali and mezzo-soprano Katherine Maysek, played, respectively, Sanders’ two other daughters, the vain and flighty Fatme and Lisbe. Both performers offered pert, preening delight and evinced clean mastery of the sprightly yet demanding vocal lines with which Grétry’s score tasks them.” (La Scena Musicale)

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2022 Pasadena Vocal Competition

Semi-Finalist

February 12, 2022

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2022 American Traditions Vocal Compeition

Quarterfinalist

February 21-25

The Glimmerglass Festival

Mercédès in Carmen

Maria (cover)/Sister Sophia in The Sound of Music

Reba/Young Mother (cover) in Taking Up Serpents

Mezzo-Soprano (cover) in Holy Ground

Summer 2022

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