Sharmay Musacchio returns to LA Opera in El Gato Montés.
American dramatic contralto Sharmay Musacchio has performed as a soloist with the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, LA Opera, Sarasota Opera, Portland Opera/IVAI, Opera Southwest, Fresno Grand Opera, Townsend Opera, Winter Opera St. Louis, Pacific Opera Project, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, New England Symphonic Ensemble, Mid America Productions at Carnegie Hall, San Diego City Ballet, San Diego International Fringe Festival, Bodhi Tree Concerts, and the SFCM Opera Theatre/SFOpera.
Ms. Musacchio’s concert work includes her Carnegie Hall debut as the alto soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria, alto soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Peninsula Symphony, alto soloist in Verdi’s Requiem with Masterworks Chorale, alto soloist in ten productions of Handel’s Messiah with the San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra at Davies Symphony Hall, San Diego Chamber Orchestra and the San Diego City Ballet.
Ms. Musacchio has worked with renowned conductors including James Conlon, Plácido Domingo, Matthew Aucoin, Victor DeRenzi, Jayce Ogren and Martin Wright. She has worked with renowned directors such as Phelim McDermott, Marta Domingo, Julie Taymor, Brad Dalton, Josh Shaw and Sam Buntrock.
Ms. Musacchio recently debuted the roles of The Mother in Martinu’s The Tears of the Knife with the San Diego International Fringe Festival, Dame Quickly in Falstaff with Pacific Opera Project, and debuted Dame Carruthers in Yeomen of the Guard with Winter Opera St. Louis.
She returned to LA Opera singing the role of a Daughter of Akhnaten (and covering the role of Nefertiti) in Philip Glass’ Akhnaten. In 2017, she covered the role of Herodias in Salome with LA Opera and performed the role of the Voice of Antonia's Mother in The Tales of Hoffmann conducted by Placido Domingo. For the 2018/19 season, she sings the role of Frasquita in El Gato Montés with LA Opera
Recent engagements include debuting the title role of the one-woman opera Katie Luther by Dr. Glenn Winters/Virginia Opera, returning to NYCO singing the role of La Vecchia in L’amore dei Tre Re, singing the role of Giovanna in Rigoletto with LA Opera, and making her Metropolitan Opera debut singing the role of Novice 2 in Suor Angelica as part of the Met's production of Il Trittico.
Ms.Musacchio’s engagements for the 2019/20 season include making her Chicago Opera Theater debut as Auntie in The Scarlet Ibis (Chicago premiere), and returning to the Metropolitan Opera covering Sotopenre in Akhnaten this fall.