Sandra MaranteActor

American soprano Sandra Marante of Cuban and Hungarian descent, made her debut at the Princeton Festival as Aldonza in Man of La Mancha this summer to rave reviews. During this 2017-18 season. Ms. Marante also made her debut with Opera theater of Connecticut as a soloist for their ‘Love is in the Air’ concert as well as covering the role of Nancy in the oratorio ” Letter from Italy” with the Hartford Symphony . While finishing her Performer’s Diploma this Spring at University of Connecticut, Sandra performed both Josephine in HMS Pinafore and Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro with UCONN Opera theater under the baton of Boston Lyric Opera’s Brett Hodgdon.
A South Florida native, Ms. Marante sang with Opera Fusion in a world premiere called “Not in my town” at the Broward center for the Performing Arts during the 2016-17 season. While in Florida, she made her debut with Miami Summer Music Festival as Lauretta in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. Versatile in both Opera and Musical Theater, as an Apprentice Artist with Ash Lawn Opera, Ms. Marante performed comprimarios roles in both Madama Butterfly and My Fair Lady in their 2015-2016 season. During the 2013-14 season, Ms. Marante was in Colorado to cover the role of Alice Ford in Falstaff with Emerald City Opera. As a former resident artist at Dicapo Opera, Ms. Marante performed Adina in L’Elisir D’amore, Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi and Beauty in Vittorio Gianinni’s Beauty and the Beast under the direction of New York City Opera’s General director Michael Capasso. 
 Ms. Marante’s personal life story about her tenacity to succeed despite what obstacles she endured has been recognized and admired by Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, Illinois and the public press (ex. Chicago Tribune, Miami Sun Sentinel, LA times, Opera pulse, Classical Singer Magazine).  Ms. Marante was also one of the spokes-patients for a national commercial advertisement for Northwestern Memorial Hospital.Ms. Marante won the Paul Rodensky Award and was a semifinalist Marcello Giordiani Competition. She was also one of the National second round finalists in the Classical Singer National Competition and again, her personal story was chosen for the Classical Singer Magazine in the October 2010 issue. Ms. Marante has been apart of many prestigious summer programs such as Ash Lawn Opera, Brevard Music Festival and OperaWorks to name a few. Sandra received her Performer Certificate at University of Connecticut, M.M. at Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, and B.M. at New World School of the Arts.