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.” Ms. Federico is accomplished in both standard and new music repertoires, and has demonstrated both competencies in her performances across the United States and Europe.
Recent roles include Donna Anna as a Principal Artist with the Utah Vocal Arts Festival, conducted by Maestro Nicolas Giusti, and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte with the German Vocal Arts Institute. Engagements in the 2017-18 season include Soprano Soloist in the premiere of Brad Balliett’s multidisciplinary opera The Universal Drum, Artistic Fellow at the Art Song Preservation Society Festival 2018, specializing in Fresh repertoire, and the role of “Lyric Soprano/Naftalina” in Constantin Basica’s Knot an Opera!, presented by Fresh Squeezed Opera of New York. Ms. Federico received an MM in Voice at the Mannes School of Music, and currently studies with Bonnie Hamilton.