Soprano Lisa Marie Rogali, a voice student of Karen Lykes, recently graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Music Education from The Pennsylvania State University. Currently, she attends the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music pursuing her Master’s Degree in Voice and Opera Performance.
Throughout her time at Penn State, Lisa was an active performer in both opera and musical theatre settings. Some of her Penn State Opera Theatre credits include Elle in La voix humaine, Musetta in La Bohème, Blanche de la force in Dialogues of the Carmelites, and Dorabella in Cosi! She has also sung leading roles in Leonard Bernstein’s Mass, honoring the College of Arts and Architecture, and in Stephen Sondheim’s Marry Me a Little for the School of Theatre. Other favorite roles include Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Cosette in Les Misérables (Fuse Productions) and Louise in Gypsy.
Lisa has emerged as a distinguished singer in competitions as well. Just recently, Lisa was presented with the Encouragement Award at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in Pittsburgh. She was also named a winner at the fall student auditions sponsored by the Allegheny Mountain Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and received the honor of being a semi-finalist in the Artist Concert Series National Competition for Voice in Sarasota, Florida.
At PSU, Lisa received numerous awards and scholarships, such as the Willa C. Taylor Scholarship, the Brewster Scholarship, the Creative Achievement Award, Jury Recognition, and Jury Honors. She was a participant of the Penn State Concert Choir as well as a soloist with the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra, Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir, and more. This summer, she is excited to announce that she will be joining Opera Saratoga as a studio artist singing the role of Fatmé in André Grétry’s Zémire et Azor.