The Chicago-based soprano created the role of Doris Parker in Opera Philadelphia’s world premiere of Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD. Her other current season highlights include two role debuts: Juliet/ Romeo and Juliet (The Minnesota Opera) and Norina/Don Pasquale (Sarasota Opera). This summer, she will debut as Micaëla/Carmen (Central City Opera). Last season Mortellaro was the soprano soloist in a double bill, singing Anna/Stella Sung’s The Book Collector and Carmina Burana with Dayton Opera. She also sang Fiorilla/Il turco in italia with Opera Southwest, and Musetta at Sarasota Opera. In 2015 she sang Jocie in Minnesota Opera’s world premiere of Kevin Puts’s The Manchurian Candidate and Adina/L’elisir d’amore with the Dorset Opera Festival in the U. K. Other previous roles with The Minnesota Opera include Madeleine/Kevin Puts’s Silent Night (world premiere), Sophie/Werther, the title role/Lucia di Lammermoor, Gretel/Hansel and Gretel, and Jean Acker/Dominick Argento’s The Dream of Valentino. The soprano also recently sang the title role/Thaïs with Florida Grand Opera, and Anna/Nabucco with Opera Philadelphia.
Lyric debut: Doris Parker/ Charlie Parker's Yardbird
Last updated: March 23, 2017