Andrea Garritano

Andrea Garritano

Andrea Garritano returns to Rimrock Opera Foundation/NOVA Performing Arts for Ellen in Nosferatu, after having given performances in the title roles for their productions of Turandot and Aida.

Recent engagements include soprano soloist in the Verdi Requiem with the Topeka Symphony Orchestra, and soloist with the Topeka Festival Singers. She has sung with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Eugene Opera, Kansas Concert Opera, KU Opera, Hudson Valley Opera and others, in roles such as First Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Violetta, Mme. Herz, Fiordiligi, Vitellia, Tosca, Cio-Cio San, and others.

She is an active recitalist, presenting standard lied and chanson repertoire as well as always including American art song. She has been on world premiere performances of several new works, including most recently On Love, a setting by composer Daniel McIntosh of philosopher Khalil Gibran’s words for Soprano and Wind Ensemble.

Andrea has a D.M.A. from the University of KS and has served on the voice faculties of Emporia State University, Benedictine College, and recently Washburn University, where as Director of Opera she Directed and Produced productions of Iolanthe, L’Elisir d’Amore, The Medium, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Suor Angelica, and a Händel Project. She is published in the peer reviewed Opera Journal with an article based on a portion of her dissertation, which deals with the Verdi, Shostakovich, and Pasatieri settings of Lady Macbeth. Andrea is a native of the Lower Hudson Valley of NY, and now resides in the Flint Hills of KS with her 8 year old daughter.


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