Hailed by critics as a singer with “commendable stage presence,” a “pleasingly intense, well placed voice” and “personal sparkle,” soprano Roseanne Ackerley has distinguished herself by her exceptional singing and her flare for dramatic and emotional characterization. This season, Ms. Ackerley sang Liú in Turandot with Windham Orchestra (VT), covered the title role of Tosca with Long Island Lyric Opera (NY) and sang Nedda in I Pagliacci with East Harbor Opera in NY.
In previous seasons, Ms. Ackerley sang the title role in Suor Angelica with Miami Lyric Opera, Walter in an all-female production of Die Meistersinger with Opera Pomme Rouge (NY) and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Vocal Productions, NYC. Ms. Ackerley was the soprano soloist in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle with the Westchester Chorale, Micaëla in Carmen with New Rochelle Opera and Desdemona in Otello, Magda in La Rondine with Opera Company of Brooklyn. Ms. Ackerley performed the title role in Suor Angelica with Garden State Opera, Micaëla in Carmen with Miami Lyric Opera, Antonia in The Tales of Hoffman with Opera Company of Brooklyn and was the soprano soloist for Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Beethoven’s Christus am Ölberge with the Westchester Oratorio Society. She also sang the role of La nonna with Teatro Grattacielo in their production of I Compagnacci (Ricitelli) at Lincoln Center. Ms. Ackerley has performed leading roles with Connecticut Grand Opera, Opera in the Heights, Union Avenue Opera, New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, New Rochelle Opera and Bronx Opera among many others. Her signature roles include Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Liù in Turandot, Mimì in La bohème, Hanna in The Merry Widow, and Micaëla in Carmen. Ms. Ackerley is a recipient of the Richard Gold Career Grant and the New York Foundation of the Arts Career Grant. She received her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Mannes College the New School for Music in New York.
Note from Roseanne: Tundi Productions has gifted me the honor of joining its repertory company on its Wagner journey, for its inaugural season. While I am an accomplished singer and performer, I am new to Wagner. The Tundi repertory collective provides both the perfect environment and guidance for me to explore the Master’s fascinating female roles, starting with Brangäne. Additionally, it thrills me that I will once again share the stage with many of the colleagues with whom I recently performed as Liù in Turandot. Tundi encourages us to take risks and trust the outcome. It will be a pleasure to return to Vermont to develop my craft and create art for an enthusiastic, knowledgeable Wagner audience. Thank you Tundi, especially Hugh and Jenna, for selecting me to experience this marvelous opportunity!