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Roseanne Ackerley: Bio

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 covered the title role in Tosca for Long Island Lyric Opera and sang the role of Liù in a full production of Turandot with Windham Symphony in Vermont.

This past season Ms. Ackerley sang in the title role of Suor Angelica with Miami Lyric Opera and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Vocal Productions, NYC.

Previous seasons, Ms. Ackerley was the soprano soloist in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle with the Westchester Chorale, Micaëla in Carmen with New Rochelle Opera, Desdemona in Otello and 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 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.