LISA MARIE ROGALI
Award-winning American mezzo-soprano 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, contemporary, and concert music.
For the 2022-23 season, Ms. Rogali debuts the roles of Princess/Lucy/Fancy Doll #1 in the World Premiere of Edward Tulane with Minnesota Opera. On the concert stage, she will be featured as the alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Naples Philharmonic, in addition to performing Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with Williamsport Symphony Orchestra. In the spring, Ms. Rogali will make her role debut as Hansel in Opera Birmingham’s production of Hansel & Gretel. She will return to The Glimmerglass Festival this summer to sing Stéphano in Roméo et Juliette and Paquette in Candide.
Ms. Rogali has been featured in roles on the stages of companies including Minnesota Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and Opera Saratoga. New to mezzo-soprano repertoire, Ms. Rogali has already found success in the zwischenfach world. Some of her most notable operatic roles to date 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. Equally at home in musical theatre repertoire, she has also performed/covered 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, Lisa has earned top accolades from a variety of prominent organizations. In recent news, she was awarded 1st Prize in the MIOpera International Vocal Competition, 4th Place in the Giulio Gari International Vocal Competition, 2nd Place in the American Traditions Vocal Competition, and the Munday Encouragement Grant from the Jensen Foundation. She has also won awards from the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition, Lotte Lenya Competition, Career Bridges, Opera at Florham Competition and many more.
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.