Francesca Lionetta


Soprano Francesca Lionetta is passionate about performance and opera education. Performance highlights that demonstrate her varied interests as a performer include a recital exploring the language of flowers with Bat-Erdene Batbileg at Bard, Schumann’s Frauenliebe und -leben with Kayo Iwama at Bard; the role of Amore in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice at Eastman, and scenes as Ännchen in Der Freischütz, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, and Mireille in Mireille at Bard; Handel’s Messiah (excerpts) with The Orchestra Now, and Bach’s Cantata 130 at Eastman. She is excited to participate in the Master Course at Oxford Song International this fall with collaborative pianist Amber Scherer.

Francesca is the founder of What is Opera, Anyway?, a non-profit opera education program. Francesca is a graduate of Eastman School of Music and of Bard College Conservatory’s Graduate Vocal Arts Program. A teacher herself, Francesca maintains a studio of singers from age 8 to adult.

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