American soprano Erica Petrocelli is a current member of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein young artist program at the Los Angeles Opera. In the 19/20 season, Ms. Petrocelli will continue at Los Angeles Opera, singing Musetta in La Bohème, and First Lady in Die Zauberflöte, both conducted by James Conlon. She will also make her principal debut at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, singing Micaëla in Carmen. In the 18/19 season, Ms. Petrocelli made her Los Angeles Opera debut singing the role of Mrs. Naidoo in Philip Glass’ Satyagraha, conducted by Grant Gershon and appeared at Annina in La Traviata, conducted by James Conlon. Other season highlights included Pamina in Die Zauberflöte with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, a role debut.
Erica Petrocelli’s previous engagements include Tchaikovsky’s Anges Sorel in The Maid of Orleans, Honegger’s oratorio Jeanne d’arc au bûcher, in which she sang the role of the Holy Virgin, and the First Maiden in Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg, all at Jordan Hall with Odyssey Opera of Boston. As a student at New England Conservatory, she performed Lia in Debussy’s L’enfant prodigue, Salud in La vida breve, as well as the title role in Massenet’s Cendrillon.
A 2018 Metropolitan Opera National Council finalist, Ms. Petrocelli is also the recipient of a Sullivan Foundation award and has completed Opera Theatre of St. Louis’ Gerdine Young Artist program, where she covered Fräulein Brüstner/Leni in Glass’ The Trial. She was also an apprentice artist with The Santa Fe Opera, where she performed scenes from both Floyd’s Wuthering Heights and Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin in the company’s Apprentice Showcase Scenes program. Erica is a native of Rhode Island and is based in Los Angeles.