Rising American soprano Lisa Marie Rogali has been praised for her “pure, nuanced soprano 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, as a recipient of the OTSL Gaddes Career Award, she will return to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis to sing Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto, cover Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro and cover Drusilla in The Coronation of Poppea. She will then return to Minnesota Opera for the 2019-2020 season to perform the roles of Fourth Maid in Elektra, Tina in Flight, Princess/Lucy/Marlene in Edward Tulane (World Premiere) and Zerlina in Don Giovanni.
In the 2018-2019 season, Ms. Rogali joined Minnesota Opera’s prestigious Resident Artist Program where she sang the roles Lisette in La Rondine, Elena in Il cappello di paglia di Firenze, and covered Violetta in La Traviata. Opera News described her debut performance with the company as “…a tour de force of diction, precision and pizzazz.”
In her first year as a Gerdine Young Artist, she covered Euridice in Orfeo ed Euridice with Opera Theatre of St. Louis. The previous year, she was a studio artist with Opera Saratoga where she sang the role of Fatmé in Zémire et Azor. Other favorite credits include: Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi (University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music), 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 in Handel’s Messiah with The Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra, Mozart’s Mass in C minor with the Penn State Chamber Orchestra, Fly to Paradise in Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir, and more.
Just recently, Lisa was named a Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (Kentucky District) where she later advanced to the Region Finals in Chicago. In 2017, Lisa competed in the International Lotte Lenya Competition where she was named a Special Award Winner/Finalist. Other notable achievements include: 1st Place/Audience Favorite in the Opera Guild of Dayton Competition, 2nd place in the Carolyn Bailey and Dominick Argento Vocal Competition in New Orleans, and an Encouragement Award at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in Pittsburgh.
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.