ADRIANA MANFREDI

Mezzo-soprano

PO Box 14701, Long Beach, CA  90853    (562) 480-7077            adrianavoz@yahoo.com                                                           

Opera Experience:

Orango by Shostakovich (2011)- René, LA Philharmonic, Peter Sellars, director, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Music Director.

The Cunning Little Vixen by Janacek (2009) – Frog, Woodpecker, Chicken, Fox Cub – Andreas Mitisek, Artistic Director, Ken Cazan, Stage Director – Long Beach Opera, Long Beach, CA

The Birds by Walter Braunfels (2009) - Dove 1, Los Angeles Opera, James Conlon, Music Director, Darko Tresnjak, Stage Director, Los Angeles, CA

O.P.E.R.A. (Opera Pacific Ensemble Resident Artist), Ensemble Member (2005-07) – Fun With Opera! (Mezzo-soprano, 2006-2007), Henri Venanzi, Music Director, John DeMain, Artistic Director - Opera Pacific, Costa Mesa, CA

Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart – Cherubino – Repertory Opera (2006) - Los Angeles, CA

Porgy and Bess - Soloist -  Henri Venanzi, Director of Chorus – Opera Pacific (2006) - Costa Mesa, CA

Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart - Donna 2  - Opera Pacific (2005) - Costa Mesa, CA

L' Enfant et les sortileges by Ravel (February 2003) - Squirrel/ Dragonfly/Mama/ Shepherd -

  John Duykers and Melissa Weaver, directors - Califomia Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Valencia, CA

Burn! (March 2002) -The Wallflower – Original collaboration featuring scenes by Tchaikovsky, Lizst,

  Thomas, Wolf - John Duykers and Melissa Weaver, directors – CalArts, Valencia, CA

Featured Concert Work:

The Little Match Girl Passion by Lang, Alto soloist, Jacaranda Music Series (January 2011), Los Angeles Master Chorale (November 2011), Ravinia Festival (Sept. 2013)

Los Angeles Master Chorale (September 2002- ) - Grant Gershon, Artistic Director –

   Solost, Messiah by Handel (2012)

   Soloist, St. Matthew Passion by Bach  with Musica Angelica (2010)

   Soloist, Harmoniemesse by Haydn (2008),

   Soloist, The City of Dis by Louis Andriessen (World Premiere, November 2007),

   Soloist, Ceremony of Carols by Britten (December 2007),

   Soloist, Lord Nelson Mass by Haydn with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (April 2007)  –

             All LAMC concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA

Japan Volunteer Center Concerts (December 2010), alto soloist, Handel Messiah and Bach Christmas Oratorio, Paul Polivnick, conductor

Tehellim by Steve Reich (April 2003) - Skirball Cultural Center, Marc Lowenstein, director

Music for 18 Musicians, Drumming, Music for Mallets, Voices and Organ by Steve Reich (2002- ) -

  Eighteen Squared (Steve Reich Chamber Ensemble), Michael Robbins, director – Los Angeles, CA

Training:

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Valencia, CA - Master of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance, 2003

Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin, OH - Bachelor of Music in Music Education (Voice), 2001

Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH - Bachelor of Arts in English, 2001

The Next Generation:

Faculty, Opera Conservatory, Orange County School of the Arts,   Maria Lazarova, director, grades 7-12, Santa Ana, CA, 2005-

  Classes Taught: Madrigal Singers, Divas Down the Street, Italian Diction, Musicianship, Modern Vocal Literature, Art Song, Aria Study, Technique, Music History, Community Arts Program

Faculty/Assistant Conductor, Opera Camp, ages 8-18, Opera Pacific, Santa Ana, CA, 2007-2010