Mezzo-Soprano Lisa Agazzi won First Prize and the Audience Choice Award at the San Diego District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She has participated in three international vocal competitions: she is a Borsa di Studio winner of the Riccardo Zandonai Competition in Riva del Garda, Italy, a first prize winner in the Friedrich Schorr Competition and she participated in the first Renata
Tebaldi Competition in San Marino.
She has sung roles with San Diego Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Utah Opera, Indianapolis Opera, the Pine Mountain Music Festival and South Florida Opera. Her roles at these companies include: Adalgisa in NORMA, Alma March in LITTLE WOMEN, Fyodor in BORIS GODUNOV, Mercédès in CARMEN, Third Lady in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, Dorabella in COSÍ FAN TUTTE, Lola in CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA, Zita in GIANNI SCHICCHI and Mrs. Segstrom in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC.
Her Oratorio work includes the Alto Soloist in the Verdi REQUIEM (Oakland Symphony), Handel’s MESSIAH (Christ Church Grosse Pointe and Metropolitan Detroit Chorale), Duruflé REQUIEM (Grosse Pointe Memorial Church), Mozart REQUIEM (Oakland Choral Society), Mozart REGINA COELI and Schubert MASS in B-Flat (Assumption Grotto Chorale and Orchestra).
Ms. Agazzi earned both Master and Bachelor of Music degrees in Vocal Performance from Oakland University where she studied with Edith Diggory, D. Mus. and twice won the Outstanding Student in Vocal Performance Award and the Young Artist Concerto Competition. She has taught private voice for over 20 years and has been a private voice teacher at Macomb Community College for the past 10 years. She is fluent in Italian and taught Italian at Oakland University
for three years.