Cast Bio: Rachael Marino – Donna Elvira

St Pete Opera is proud to welcome back soprano Rachael Marino who has been noted for her dramatic versatility as well as her “beautifully soaring” voice. She has been hailed as “hilarious” and “expressive” while also praised for ascending “up to the top notes…in the show’s loveliest moment.”

Most recently, Rachael made her Wagnerian debut in the role of Adriano (Rienzi) with New Century Opera. Also in 2017, she continued her long-standing relationship with Opera Tampa where she returned to cover Juliette (Roméo et Juliette). She made her international debut in China with the ISING! International Young Artists Festival, where she was the first Westerner to portray Huniu in excerpts from Guo Wenjing’s Rickshaw Boy. Earlier in 2016, Rachael appeared as Musetta (La bohème) with the Miami Music Festival and as Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte) with the Orlando Philharmonic.

She performed excerpts in concert as Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier) and Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro) with the Manchester Music Festival, Mimí (La bohéme) and Magda (La Rondine) with Opera Orlando, and Micaëla (Carmen) with St. Petersburg Opera. Other roles include Prima Cercatrice (Suor Angelica), Nella (Gianni Schicchi), Nedda (I Pagliacci), Dinah (Trouble in Tahiti), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), and The Page (Rigoletto).

Recent concert appearances include a Valentine’s Day soiree with Opera Orlando, a benefit concert alongside Todd Thomas and Peter Volpe, and the Opera Tampa Gala. She received her Master’s degree from Boston University and Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University. www.rachaelmarino.com

DON GIOVANNI 2018 – DONNA ELVIRA

SEASONAL SPARKLE 2017 – Featured Soloist

FAUST 2017 – Marguerite Cover