Studio Mondanaro Artists Recital - Blue Building NYC May 2022
In the 2022-23 season alone, clients in her studio will be making principal role debuts with Santa Fe Opera, Philadelphia Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, San Diego Opera, Teatro Lirico D'Europa, Sarasota Opera, Florentine Opera, Center for Contemporary Opera, seen as a soloist and featured singer with the prestigious all women’s acapella group Wishful Singing (now touring in exclusively in Europe), and in a featured role in the North American Tour of Disney Aladdin.
In the 2021-22 season, Francesca’s students were heard performing role debuts with Opera Orlando, Opera Birmingham, Teatro Lirico D’Europa, Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Barn Opera in Vermont, Opera Huntsville, Opera San Jose, Santa Fe Symphony, and returned to perform with companies such as Opera Delaware, Opera in the Rock, Opera Huntsville, Lyric Opera of Maryland, and the Broadway production of the Phantom of the Opera to name just a few.
A small number of venues her clients have recently and are currently performing with, in lead roles and in full chorus appointments, include Seattle Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Vancouver Opera, Opera Victoria, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin, Buhne Baden, Hamburger Kammeroper, Grimeborn Festival, Boston Baroque, Austin Lyric Opera, Arizona Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Glimmerglass Opera; leads, swing and ensemble appointments in musical theater productions as Phantom of the Opera (Broadway), Sweeney Todd (Broadway national tour), Carousel (Broadway), A Bronx Tale (Broadway), The Last Ship (Broadway); concert debuts at such venues as Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, National Performing Arts Center in Beijing, Pritzker Hall in Chicago; and lead singers in rock bands on national and international tour at such venues as the Gramercy Theatre in NYC, The Viper Room in LA, the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Live at Heart Festival (Sweden), Rocker Hannover (Germany), and more.
Francesca has been on visiting faculty of the Vancouver Academy of Music as well as a guest master teacher for the Young Artist Program at Vancouver Opera since 2018. In the US she has already worked in master class and as a mentor/master teacher for the Summer Vocal Academy at Brooklyn Academy of Music, the ARTS All Access of Arkansas as well mentoring for the ArtSmart Foundation, headed by Michael Fabiano of the Metropolitan Opera.
In her own studies, Francesca attended The Curtis Institute of Music (Diploma in Vocal Performance and Certificate of Opera Performance), and was invited as a young artist to attend the International Vocal Academy Institute - Tel Aviv Israel (winner of the Silverman Award) International Vocal Academy Institute at Montreal, the Opera Theatre of St. Louis - Studio Ensemble (winner of the Stanley L. Richman Award) Sarasota Opera - Studio Artist Nashville Opera - Young Artist Program, the Music Academy of the West under Marilyn Horne, and the Chatauqua Festival Vocal Institute.