American Soprano Angela Mannino has performed a wide variety of repertoire from Opera, Concerts and Recitals to Musical Theater and Cabaret. She was praised by the Washington Post as having the “fresh naturalness of an old-school singer” and by the Chicago Tribune for exuding “perky vitality and abundant charm”. Angela most recently performed as a soloist for the 75th Anniversary Gala and in the trouser role of Cupid in Orpheus in the Underworld for New Orleans Opera.
Angela made her Metropolitan Opera debut as the 15 Year Old Girl in Lulu and subsequently has covered roles in The Magic Flute, La Rondine, Francesca da Rimini and L’Italiana in Algeri, for which she sang two performances of Elvira.
Angela is an Alumna of Loyola University, Indiana University and spent summers training at Central City Opera and Santa Fe Opera before her acceptance into Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center. During her residency in Chicago, she sang many roles including Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro, Giannetta in L’Elisir d’Amore and Blonde in The Abduction from the Seraglio. She has returned to Lyric for roles and covers in Parsifal, Tannhäuser, The Passenger and The Merry Widow, singing one performance of Valencienne alongside Soprano Renée Fleming.
Other performances include: Adina in The Elixir of Love with Opera Santa Barbara, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi with Mobile Opera, Tess in Carlisle Floyd’s Markheim (Off-broadway) with Little Opera Theater of New York, Papagena in The Magic Flute and Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro with Dallas Opera, Clorinda in La Cenerentola at Opera Omaha, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro with the Bar Harbor Music Festival, Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera and Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi with New Orleans Opera, the Fairy Godmother in Cendrillon with Kentucky Opera and Zerlina in Don Giovanni with Madison Opera and Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra , Gilda in Rigoletto with Opera Grand Rapids, Colombina in Le Donne Curiose, Fiorilla in Il Turco in Italia and the world premier of John Musto’s opera, The Inspector with Wolf Trap Opera.
Angela made her Carnegie Hall debut singing the soprano solo in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and also sang Mahler’s 4th Symphony with the Montgomery Symphony. She’s sung a variety of solos at the Saint Louis Cathedral in New Orleans and with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. She has appeared in concerts with Lyric Opera of Chicago, New Philharmonic, Bloomington Pops Orchestra, Northwest Indiana Symphony and has performed in recital with Steven Blier at Wolf Trap Opera. Angela was the proud recipient of a Sullivan Foundation Career Grant and a Shoshana Foundation Award, as well as accolades from the American Opera Society, Musician’s Club of Women and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Originally from New Orleans, she has a history of numerous theatrical credits including roles in The Mikado, HMS Pinafore, Oklahoma, Carousel and Beehive—a 1960s Musical. In addition to performing, Angela loves teaching voice, cooking, bargain hunting and spending time with family. She and her husband, Bass-Baritone Paul Corona, live in Manhattan with their cat, Gracie.