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Lisa Marie Rogali

Lisa Marie Rogali

The Rose Elf: The Elf

Award-winning American mezzo-soprano Lisa Marie Rogali has been praised for her “warm, nuanced voice” and “spontaneity” on the stage. Opera News described her debut performance with Minnesota Opera as “…a tour de force of diction, precision and pizzazz.” 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, and concert music.

In the 2024-25 season, Ms. Rogali will make her debut as the title role of Carmen with both Virginia Opera and Florentine Opera. As part of Sarasota Opera’s Winter Festival, she will also reprise her charming Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia. Ms. Rogali looks forward to returning to the South Florida Symphony as the alto soloist in their annual Messiah, in addition to singing Paquette in their semi-staged concert production of Candide. This summer, she will perform the title role in The Rose Elf by David Herzberg with OrpheusPDX.

During the 2023-24 season, Ms. Rogali joined the Detroit Opera’s Resident Artist Program, singing the roles of Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly and the Dog/Woodpecker in The Cunning Little Vixen. She also made her role debut as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia with North Carolina Opera and performed Der Trommler in Ullman’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis with Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings. Ms. Rogali was named a Finalist in the Dallas Opera National Vocal Competition and was awarded the Jonathan Pell People’s Choice Award. On the concert stage, she made her Carnegie Hall Debut as the alto soloist in Mozart’s “Coronation Mass” with MidAmerica Productions.

Ms. Rogali began her 2022-23 season by debuting the roles of Princess/Lucy/Fancy Doll #1 in the World Premiere of Edward Tulane with Minnesota Opera. That spring, she performed her first Hansel in Opera
Birmingham’s production of Hansel & Gretel. On the concert stage, she was featured as the alto soloist inHandel’s Messiah with the Naples Philharmonic, as well as Mozart’s Requiem with The Masterwork Chorus. That summer, she returned to The Glimmerglass Festival to sing Stéphano in Roméo et Juliette and Paquette in Candide. David Shengold of Opera News singled her out as a “live-wire mezzo [who] aced Stéphano’s tricky chanson.” Throughout the season, Ms. Rogali received prestigious accolades including 3rd Place in the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition (Eastern Region), 2nd Place in the Opera at Florham Competition, and 4th Place in the Giulio Gari International Vocal Competition.

As a multifaceted artist, Ms. Rogali’s versatility extends into the world of musical theatre, 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. In the crossover competition circuit, she has placed 2nd in the American Traditions Vocal Competition and received a special award from the Lotte Lenya Competition.

Ms. Rogali has participated in several esteemed young artists programs including Minnesota Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and Opera Saratoga. She is a graduate of The University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (M.M. Vocal Performance) and The Pennsylvania State University (B.M.E. in Music Education).