About the Artist
Francesca Federico is a lyric coloratura soprano, born in Paris, France and based in New York City. Ms. Federico is a graduate of New York University where she majored in Global Studies and completed an undergraduate thesis entitled “The Unmasking of the Female Opera Singer: A Globalized Artistry for the Sake of Progress.” She is accomplished in both standard and new music repertoires, and has demonstrated both competencies in her performances across the United States and Europe.
In the 2018=19 season, Ms. Federico performs the role of Anna Gomez in Menotti’s The Consul with the Bronx Opera, and joins the Teatro Nuovo festival as a Studio Artist, covering Ninetta in Rossini’s La Gazza Ladra. She was also named the winner of a 2018 opera grant from the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust. Engagements in the 2017-18 season included Soprano Soloist in the premiere of Brad Balliett’s multidisciplinary opera The Universal Drum, Artist Fellow with the Art Song Preservation Society Festival, specializing in French repertoire, and the role of “Lyric Soprano/Naftalina” in the premiere of Constantin Basica’s Knot an Opera!, with the Fresh Squeezed Opera Company of New York. She also premiered composer Qianni Lin’s songscape, “Epitafio para un poeta,” at the Mannes School of Music. Other roles include Donna Anna in Don Giovanni as a Principal Artist with the Utah Vocal Arts Festival, and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte with the German Vocal Arts Institute. Ms. Federico received a Masters in Voice at the Mannes School of Music, and currently studies with Bonnie Hamilton.