"STEALING SCENES ON OPENING NIGHT WERE PHILLIP ADDIS' MERCUTIO AND GINA PERREGRINO AS ROMEO'S PAGE, STÉPHANO."
- Twin Cities Pioneer Press (Minnesota Opera)
Photo by Arielle Doneson
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 and was awarded a grant.
Gina frequents The Atlanta Opera, where she has sung Anna I in Seven Deadly Sins, Lupe Marín in Frida, Nica in Charlie Parker’s Yardbird, and Edka in the world premiere of Out of Darkness: Two Remain by Jake Heggie. In 2017, she made her company debut at Central City Opera as an apprentice artist where she sang the title role in a performance of Carmen.
Gina has also been heard at Minnesota Opera (singing Stéphano in Roméo et Juliette and Clizia in L’arbore di Diana), Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (performing and recording the role of Blindwoman in the world premiere of Shalimar the Clown), Opera Philadelphia (in a workshop with Missy Mazzoli), and the Lyric Opera of Guatemala where she sang Maddalena in Rigoletto in a production that was broadcast on Univision TeleOnce throughout parts of Central America. Gina will join Boston Lyric Opera to sing Nireno, while covering the title role in Giulio Cesare, and she returns to her hometown of Wilmington for her company debut with OperaDelaware.
Gina has been heard as a soloist with the Cincinnati May Festival, the Phoenix Symphony, and the Dallas Opera’s Hart Institute for Women Conductors. She is a grand prize winner of the Metropolitan International Vocal Competition, and a district winner with the Metropolitan Opera National Council.
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.
Gina is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music in New York City.