Bio

 

Soprano, Marisa Arzillo, has performed with companies such as: Opera di Dio, St. Petersburgh Opera Company, The Opera Company of Philadelphia, The Chorale Arts Society of Philadelphia, The Florida Orchestra, The Florimezzo Orchestra, The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, The Rutgers Symphony Orchestra, The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, and Walt Disney World. She has also performed throughout Europe and Puerto Rico in opera and concerts. 


Marisa has performed numerous operatic roles including her favorites: Susannah in Susannah, Cunegonde in Candide, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Musetta in La Bohème, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Olympia and Antonia in Les contes d'Hoffman, Monica in The Medium, and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro. She has had the great honor of performing under Maestro Gian Carl Menotti, in his Il Festival dei dui Monde in Italy.


Marisa has given recitals and concerts throughout the northeast, being a featured soloist in many genres of music from Oratorio such as Handel's Messiah and Richard Einhorn's Voices of Light to Contemporary Commercial Music featured on the Discovery Channel and National Geographic. 


Also having an enormous passion for directing, Marisa has also directed main stage operas, and opera scenes performances at Rollins College, The University of Tampa, Rutgers University, Southeastern University, Temple University, and Duquesne University. She has conducted workshops in acting and theatrical stage make-up and has been an adjudicator for the Florida Vocal Association, The Assembly of God National Fine Arts Competition, The Speech and Theater Association of New Jersey, FACCS Junior Fine Arts Regional Festival, Heart of Worship Music Seminar, and Rutgers University Extension Division Opera Camp.


Marisa has received both a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Musical Theater and a Voice Performance Certificate from Shenandoah University, received a Masters of Music in Voice Performance from The University of South Florida, and received her Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree in Voice Performance at Rutgers University.


Marisa has won numerous awards and honors for her singing from organizations such as: The National Association of Teachers of Singing, Sigma Alpha Iota Fraternity for Women in Music, Pinellas Opera Guild, New Jersey Women in the Arts, and The Suncoast Opera Guild. 

Marisa has taught voice at University of South Florida, Rutgers University, University of Tampa, Southeastern University, and Rollins College. She has just moved to Bloomington, Indiana with her husband and two sons where she is pursuing her performing career.