Instructor of Voice; soprano
DMA (in progress), Louisiana State University
Specialist of Music, University of Michigan
MM, Louisiana State University
BM, Florida Atlantic University
Soprano Rose Mannino joins the UA voice faculty in the fall of 2016. Hailed for her “polished and exquisite artistry and artful, colorful singing,” she has sung a variety of leading roles in both the United States and Italy. She most recently debuted the role of Dai Yu in a workshop performance of Bright Sheng’s new opera, Dream of the Red Chamber, commissioned by San Francisco Opera at the University of Michigan. In addition, she performed the roles of Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi and Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare with the University of Michigan Opera. At the University of Michigan, Mannino worked closely with renowned faculty members including Timothy Cheek, Martin Katz, and Kathleen Kelly. In the Fall of 2015, she appeared as guest soloist in a recital featuring the works of female Czech composer Vítězslava Kaprálová, performing a set of songs in collaboration with Martin Katz.
Ms. Mannino has also performed roles with LSU Opera, La Musica Lirica Young Artist Program in Italy, Natchez Opera, Festival South, and Opera Louisiane including Clorinda (La Cenerentola), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), and Musetta (La Boheme). In addition, Ms. Mannino has been a frequent winner at NATS Competitions having won the Louisiana District NATS Artist Awards (NATSAA) in 2014. An avid lover of oratorio and concert repertoire, she has appeared as a soloist in the Brahms Requiem with the Mississippi Chorus, the Mozart Coronation Mass with the University of Michigan Orpheus Singers , and the Vaughan-Williams Dona Nobis Pacem with the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra and Choirs under the direction of Jerry Blackstone. Other concert credits include Handel’s Messiah with the FAU Chamber Singers and Copland’s Tenderland Suite with the LSU Symphonic Winds.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Ms. Mannino holds the Specialist of Music degree in Voice Performance from the University of Michigan, the Master of Music degree from Louisiana State University, and the Bachelor of Music degree from Florida Atlantic University. She also joins the faculty of Mississippi State University this fall as instructor of voice and is completing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Louisiana State University.