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"STEALING SCENES ON OPENING NIGHT WERE PHILLIP ADDIS' MERCUTIO AND GINA PERREGRINO AS ROMEO'S PAGE, STÉPHANO."
- Twin Cities Pioneer Press (Minnesota Opera)
Praised by Opera News and ArtsATL as a "standout", young American mezzo Gina Perregrino is already garnering attention on stages around the country.
In 2018, she made her company debut with the Santa Fe Opera as Paquette in a new production of Candide by Laurent Pelly. She returned in 2019 to sing the role of Pastuchyna in Janáček’s Jenůfa.
Gina has been heard at Minnesota Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Dallas Opera, The Atlanta Opera, OperaDelaware, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (performing and recording the role of Blindwoman in the world premiere of Shalimar the Clown), Lyric Opera of Guatemala (singing Maddalena in Rigoletto in a production that was broadcast on Univision TeleOnce throughout parts of Central America), and Central City Opera where she sang the title role in a performance of Carmen.
Gina has also been heard as a soloist with the Cincinnati May Festival and the Phoenix Symphony.
A lover of art song, Gina was heard with the New York Festival of Song in the 2019 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars recital with Steven Blier and she returns in 2020 for the Director's Choice concert with Michael Barrett. In particular, she loves to perform and listen to boleros, rancheros, and Neapolitan song.
She is a 2019 grant winner from the Santa Fe Opera, the 2020 Opera Foundation scholarship winner, the first prize winner of the Metropolitan International Vocal Competition, and a district winner with the Metropolitan Opera National Council.
In 2020, Gina was contracted with Boston Lyric Opera to sing Nireno and cover the title role in Giulio Cesare. She looks forward to joining the ensemble with Teatro Regio in Turin, Italy in 2021.
Gina is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music in New York City.
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