Former resident artist Maria Natale returns in the 2019-20 season, appearing as Rosalinde in Strauss’s Die Fledermaus. Ms. Natale made her company debut in the 2018-19 season, appearing as Nedda (Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci) and Cio-Cio-San (Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.) Other recent engagements include her Opera Maine début as Violetta in Verdi’s La traviata and debut with Sarasota Opera as Liù in Puccini’s Turandot. On the concert stage, she performed the soprano solo in Faure’s Requiem and Mozart’s Missa Solemnis with MidAmerica Productions at Carnegie Hall.
Ms. Natale’s other roles include Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen, Juliette in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, Marguerite in Gounod’s Faust, Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, the Countess in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Mimì and Musetta in Puccini’s La bohème, Angelica in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Tatyana in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello, and Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto.
Ms. Natale is the recipient of many awards and grants from some of the most prestigious vocal competitions nationwide including as a finalist in the Loren L. Zachary Vocal Competition; grant recipient from the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, Giulio Gari International Vocal Competition, and the Gerda Lissner Foundation; and the second prize winner of the Violetta Dupont Competition and the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition. In 2015, Ms. Natale was selected by the Metropolitan Opera Guild to sing in their masterclass with Maestro Placido Domingo in Bruno Walter Auditorium.
Ms. Natale is a recent graduate from the Manhattan School of Music, where she received a professional studies certificate.
Please visit Ms. Natale’s website for additional information.