Antonia Botti-Lodovico, mezzo-soprano
Antonia Botti-Lodovico is a first-year Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist in 2018-19. She is scheduled to perform Kate Pinkerton/Madama Butterfly, Hansel in the Hansel & Gretel Student Matinee Performance and Idamante/afterWARds - Mozart's Idomeneo Reimagined.
Ms. Botti-Lodovico is a graduate of Roosevelt University where she recieved her Master of Music. Her credits at Roosevelt include: Papagena in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte and Madame Herz/Der Schauspieldirektor.
In 2016 and 2017, she was an Apprentice Artist with the Des Moines Metro Opera. As an Apprentice Artist she performed the role of Rosette/Manon and covered the role of Petra/A Little Night Music. Additionally, she performed partial roles in their Young Artist Scenes Program, including Idamante in Mozart's Idomeneo, Mélisande/Pelléas et Mélisande, Stewardess/Flight; Hermia/A Midsummer Night's Dream; Annio/La clemenza di Tito; Rosina/Il barbiere di Siviglia; Suzuki/Madama Butterfly, and Zerlina/Don Giovanni. She also performed in the ensemble with Des Moines Metro Opera for María de Buenos Aires, Turandot, and Orphée et Eurydice.
Ms. Botti-Lodovico has also performed with Undercroft Opera, covering the role of Pamina from Die Zauberflöte in 2014. Her previous engagements also include performances with the Tuscia Opera Festival where she sang the role of Despina/Così fan tutte and Nursing Sister/Suor Angelica.
Ms. Botti-Lodovico's residency is sponsored by Hans and Leslie Fleischner.
In this excerpt of “Il padre adorato" from afterWARds – Mozart’s Idomeneo Reimagined, Idamante (Antonia Botti-Lodovico) is confused and hurt that his father Idomeneo has rejected him without telling him why.