Hailed for her “striking soprano,” Christy Lombardozzi, recently garnered praise from The New York Times for her “rich, lush voice” in her portrayal of the title role in Handel’s Almira, a North American premiere with operamission. A recent graduate of the Yale Opera program at the Yale University School of Music, her roles at Yale included Adele in Die Fledermaus, Musetta in La Bohème, Popelka in Comedy on the Bridge, and scenes program selections as Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro. She also performed with Yale Opera and the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi as Lisette in La Rondine, Lidochka in Moskva, Cheremushki, and Diane in Orphée aux enfers. She has also recently appeared with the Connecticut Chamber Orchestra as Belinda in Dido and Aeneas, the Hot Springs Music Festival as Papagena in The Magic Flute, and at the Trinity St. Paul’s Performing Arts Center as Madame Hartmelt in The Impresario.
On the concert stage she has appeared with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra in performances of Bernstein songs and their annual Holiday POPS! Spectacular; with the Alba Music Festival performing Brahms’ Liebeslieder Walzer and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater; and with multiple groups performing Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation and Haydn’s Missa Sancti Nicolai.
In addition to her work at Yale, Ms. Lombardozzi holds a Bachelor of Music degree from The University of Tennessee. She has also participated in the young artists programs of Glimmerglass Opera, Opera New Jersey and The American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.