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Aleksandra Romano


A native of New Haven, Connecticut, mezzo-soprano Aleksandra Romano returned for her second season of WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. In the 15-16 season she sang the roles of Mercédès in Carmen and Hansel in Hansel and Gretel; last season with WNO she appeared as The Fox in The Little Prince and as Sister Mathilde in Dialogues of the Carmelites. In the summer of 2015, she returned to The Glimmerglass Festival to sing Second Lady in The Magic Flute, Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti (performed as a part of the Meet Me at the Pavilion series), and to cover the role of Marzia in Vivaldi's Cato in Utica. Previous seasons' highlights include Angelina in La Cenerentola, Laura in Iolanta, and Romeo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, all with Yale Opera; and Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia at Central City Opera (family performance). A Mid-Atlantic Regional Finalist and Encouragement Award Winner in the 2014 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, she also won first place in the Opera Theater of Connecticut's Amici Vocal Competition and received the Phyllis Curtin Career Entry Prize from Yale School of Music in 2014. An alumna of Bard College, Yale University, and the Wolf Trap Opera Studio, she appeared in concert with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Yale Philharmonia, Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, and Voices of Cooperstown.
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