Award-winning American mezzo-soprano Lisa Marie Rogali has been praised for her “nuanced voice” and “spontaneity” on the stage. Ms. Rogali's powerful stage presence and vocal versatility showcase her as an artist who excels across a variety of genres, including opera, musical theatre, contemporary, and concert music.
The 2023-24 season begins with a series of house/role debuts for Ms. Rogali. She will join Detroit Opera’s Resident Artist Program, singing the roles of Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly and Lapak/Woodpecker in The Cunning Little Vixen while covering Dodo in Breaking the Waves. She will also make her role debut as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia with North Carolina Opera and sing Der Trommler in Ullman’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis with Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings. On the concert stage, she will make her Carnegie Hall Debut as the alto soloist in Mozart’s “Coronation Mass.” In the summer, she will perform the title role in The Rose Elf by David Herzberg with OrpheusPDX.
During the 2022-23 season, Ms. Rogali debuted the roles of Princess/Lucy/Fancy Doll #1 in the World Premiere of Edward Tulane with Minnesota Opera. She also performed her first Hansel in Opera Birmingham’s production of Hansel & Gretel that spring. On the concert stage, she was featured as the alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Naples Philharmonic, as well as Mozart’s Requiem with The Masterwork Chorus. Additionally, she performed Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with Williamsport Symphony Orchestra as part of their “Love & Romance” Concert. That summer, she returned to The Glimmerglass Festival to sing Stéphano in Roméo et Juliette and Paquette in Candide.
Ms. Rogali began her vocal journey as a soprano, achieving success before later delving into mezzo-soprano repertoire. During this time, she was featured in roles on the stages of companies including Minnesota Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and Opera Saratoga. Some of her most notable zwischenfach operatic roles include: Mercédès in Carmen, Tina in Flight, Lisette in La rondine, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Musetta in La bohème, Elle in La voix humaine, and Blanche de la Force in Dialogues of the Carmelites. Ms. Rogali's versatility extends to the musical theatre realm as well, where she has performed and covered leading roles such as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Louise in Gypsy, and Maria in The Sound of Music.
A frequent in the competition circuit, Ms. Rogali has earned top accolades from a variety of prominent organizations. In recent news, she was awarded 3rd Place in the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition (Eastern Region), 2nd Place in the Orpheus Vocal Competition, 1st Place in the Dorothy Lincoln Smith Classical Voice Competition, and 4th Place in the Giulio Gari International Vocal Competition. In the crossover realm, she placed 2nd in the American Traditions Vocal Competition and received a special award from the Lotte Lenya Competition. She has also won awards from the Jensen Foundation, Career Bridges, Opera at Florham Competition, among others.
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.
To find out more about Lisa's current performance schedule, check out her Upcoming page for more details.