Italian-American Soprano, Carina DiGianfilippo, has been praised by The Boston Globe for her “winsome” voice and hailed a “vision” and “incredible” by The Theatre Times. This past season, she appeared as a young artist with the Opera Company of Middlebury, starred as Adele in MassOpera’s Die Fledermaus, and placed first in the Concorso Internazionale Rolondo Nicolosi in Formello, Italy. Upcoming performances include a concert with Boston Opera Collaborative featuring the works of composer Jonathan Bailey Holland. She will be reprising her role as Dona in The Battle of Bull Run, a performance that The Boston Globe deemed “the evening’s most fleshed out character, portrayed with care and nuance.”
In the 2018-2019 season, Miss DiGianfilippo traveled to China twice to perform. She made her debut in Asia as a young artist with the I Sing! International Young Artist Festival, performing concerts in Mandarin throughout China at venues including the Beijing National Opera, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Suzhou Arts and Culture Center. In March of 2019, she was invited to be a guest artist with the Xi’an Symphony Orchestra, performing Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with conductor Dane Lam and soprano Cathy-Di Zhang.
Miss DiGianfilippo made her Boston premiere in 2018 as Musetta in Boston Opera Collaborative’s La Bohème under the baton of Beatrice Affron. She earned great acclaim for this role and was praised for how she “commanded the stage” (The Theatre Times) and for “a voice as playful and sharp as her mannerisms” (Schmopera). Since then, she has performed often in Boston, portraying Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Nempac Opera - a role that she played once before under the direction of Sherrill Milnes at the Estates Theatre as a part of the Prague Summer Night’s Young Artist Festival – and Adele in MassOpera’s Die Fledermaus, with a new translation written by Sarah Meyers.
As a young artist, Miss DiGianfilippo has worked with the Natchez Festival of Music in Mississippi, where she portrayed Queen Guinevere in Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot and covered Berta in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia. She also worked with Opera Maine, formerly PORTopera, performing as the first trio member in Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti under the direction of Richard Gammon, and as Shepherd Boy in Puccini’s Tosca under the direction of Dona D. Vaughn.
In 2016, Ms. DiGianfilippo appeared as Pamina in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte with the International Lyric Academy in Viterbo, Italy, under the baton of Maestro Stefano Vignati. She also performed in concert with the Nova Amadeus Orchestra, as part of the Tuscia Opera Festival, singing with soprano Kristin Sampson, mezzo-soprano Leyla Martinucci and tenor Giuseppe Valentino Buzza.
Other roles include Despina (Cosi fan tutte) with the Lyric Opera Studio Weimar, Morgana (Alcina) with New York Lyric Opera, Papagena & Erste Knabe (Die Zauberflöte) at Manhattan School of Music, and Casilda (The Gondoliers) and Madame Pompous (Too Many Sopranos) with Syracuse University Opera.
Ms. DiGianfilippo also has an extensive dance background. She acted as a teaching assistant for Frances Patrelle's Movement for Singers classes at Manhattan School of Music, as well as co-choreographer for MSM's Senior Opera Theatre production of Lehar's Das Land des Lächelns.
Ms. DiGianfilippo studied for a semester at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg in France, where she worked with contemporary specialist Françoise Kubler, and was an active participant at the Mozarteum Masterclass Series in Salzburg, Austria, where she studied with soprano Janet Perry.
Originally from Hinsdale, Illinois, Ms. DiGianfilippo received her Master of Music Degree from Manhattan School of Music and her Bachelor of Music Degree from Syracuse University, where she was the recipient of the Anna Freeland Berry Prize, the Music Faculty Award and the Award for Vocal Excellence.