Soprano Angela Mannino has performed a wide variety of repertoire from Opera, Concerts and Recitals to Musical Theater and Cabaret. She has been 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”.
An exciting 2016-2017 season saw Angela’s return to the Metropolitan Opera roster for L’Italiana in Algeri and The Magic Flute, as well as her Carnegie Hall debut singing the soprano solo in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass. Also this season she sang Mahler’s 4th Symphony with the Montgomery Symphony and will be heard as Nell Gwynn in the New York premiere of Carlisle Floyd’s Prince of Players.
In the 2015-2016 season, she returned to Lyric Opera of Chicago to cover the role of Valencienne in The Merry Widow for which she sang a last minute performance alongside Soprano Renée Fleming. She also sang Adina in The Elixir of Love with Opera Santa Barbara and Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi with Mobile Opera.
Angela is an Alumna of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center. Since completing her years in the opera center, she made her Metropolitan Opera debut as the 15 Year Old Girl in Lulu and has also covered roles in La Rondine and Francesca da Rimini. During her residency in the Ryan Opera Center, she sang many roles including Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro and Giannetta in L’Elisir d’Amore. She triumphed with a last minute debut as Blonde in The Abduction from the Seraglio jumping in for opening night and a subsequent performance.
Recent opera performances include Tess in Carlisle Floyd’s Markheim (Off-broadway debut) with Little Opera Theater of New York, Papagena in The Magic Flute and Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro with Dallas Opera, an Esquire and a Flowermaiden in Parsifal and the Shepherd in Tannhäuser with Lyric Opera of Chicago, 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, Gilda in Rigoletto with Opera Grand Rapids, Zerlina in Don Giovanni with Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Colombina in Le Donne Curiose, Fiorilla in Il Turco in Italia and the world premier of John Musto’s opera, The Inspector, commissioned by the Wolf Trap Foundation.
Her concert appearances include Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Messiah, Faure’s Requiem, Schubert’s Mass in G, Mozart’s Mass in c minor and as a soloist for the 2008 LPO concerts of “Music on the Mississippi”. She has appeared in Gala concerts with Lyric Opera of Chicago, New Philharmonic, Bloomington Pops Orchestra and Northwest Indiana Symphony and has performed in recital with Steven Blier at Wolf Trap Opera.
Angela was the recipient of a Sullivan Foundation Career Grant, 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.