B.M., Furman University
North American Soprano, Lillian Magrinelli has been praised for her “polished-silver gleam” and “precision” by Voix des arts. Mrs. Magrinelli made her professional debut as the title role in Humperdinks Hänsel and Gretel with the Greensboro Opera. Simultaneously, she was performing Alice Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff with the Opera Theatre at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. The following season she returned to the stage as Rosalina in Strauss’s Die Fledermaus. During her time in North Carolina, she won the 2019 Student Artist Competition at UNCG School of Music and performed Lia’s aria from Debussy’s L’enfant prodigue with the UNCG Symphony. As a young artist, Mrs. Magrinelli participated in prestigious summer programs such as Chicago Summer Opera and CoOPERAtive program in Princeton, NJ. In Chicago, she performed Lady Billows in Albert Herring and scenes from Cosi fan tutte (Fiordiligi), The Rape of Lucretia (Female Chorus), Suor Angelica (title role), and Die Zauderflöte (First Lady).
Mrs. Magrinelli holds a Bachelors of Music from Furman University, and a Master’s Degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. At Furman, she performed Josephine in HMS Pinafore and Featured as soprano soloist in the Mozart’s Coronation Mass. Mrs. Magrinelli has been a finalist in several competitions, including the 2017 Classical Singer Competition, and 2019 Category winner of the NATS Competition, the 2020 Verdi Prize in the Orpheus Vocal Competition and District qualifier of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Competition. Recently, she was awarded as a winner of the Concorso Zola Amaro para Cantoras Liricas in Porto Alegre, Brazil. While in South America, Mrs. Magrinelli performed with the Orchestra da Ulbra at Leopoldina Juvenil, Porto Alegre, Brazil. She was also performing as the soprano soloist for the Angelo State University Orchestra and University of Caxias do Sul Orchestra in Bento Goncalves, Caxias do Sul and Gramado, Brazil.
Before residing in Colorado, Mrs. Magrinelli was the Choral Teaching Artist with the Young Orchestra of Los Angeles at Torres program directed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. She also worked as a voice teacher with The Inside Voice in Costa Mesa.
What are some of the highlights of your career?
Traveling the world and learning about all the different kinds of music formations and instrumentations.
What most excites you about your field?
The anatomy and physiology of the human voice!
What is your favorite thing about the Gunnison Valley?
All of the outdoor activities, you never will be bored.
External Professional Affiliations
- YOLA at Torres with Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, CA
- Art House Alliance, Syracuse NY
- The Inside Voice, Costa Mesa CA