Nadia Petrella

Nadia Petrella, headshotCanadian soprano Nadia Petrella, praised by the New York Times for her “creamy voice” and acclaimed “world-class… her demanding lines dazzling” (Buffalo News), now resides in New York City. She was most recently seen as Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata with New York Opera Exchange last season.

Previous operatic credits include Violetta (La Traviata) with Opera on the Avalon, Micaëla (Carmen) with Pellegrini Opera, Lucy (The Telephone), Lola (Gallantry), Cathleen (Riders to the Sea), First Lady (The Magic Flute) with Ottawa Pocket Opera, and Rosina (The Barber of Seville) with Nickel City Opera. While at the Manhattan School of Music, she premiered scenes from Dreaming of Wonderland as Lorina by American composer Manly Romero, in collaboration with American Opera Projects. On the concert stage, Miss Petrella’s credits include Saint-Saëns’ Oratorio de Noël, Vivaldi Gloria, Fauré Requiem, and Zelenka Mass.

Ms. Petrella was a Metropolitan Opera National Council Regional Finalist (New England, 2013), a third place winner at the Canadian National Music Festival, and was awarded several scholarships from the regional and provincial festivals in Canada. Ms. Petrella was the recipient of a major sponsorship grant from the Leacross Foundation to study at the Manhattan School of Music where she earned her Masters of Music.

Broadway Bound