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Antonia Botti-Lodovico, mezzo-soprano

Antonia Botti-Lodovico is a second-year Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist in 2019-20. She is scheduled to perform Zerlina/Don Giovanni, Ruggiero/Alcina, Dee Dee Reyes/The Last American Hammer, Mercedes/Carmen and the Carmen Student Matinee.

In the 2018-19 season she performed 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 AiresTurandot, 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 generously sponsored by Hans and Leslie Fleischner.

Antonia Botti-Lodovico in afterWARds - Mozarts Idomeneo Reimagined. Pittsburgh in the Round said she sang "with a smooth, appealingly warm mezzo-soprano voice" and "handled her part well, vocally and in action."

Antonia Botti-Lodovico performs in the role of Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly

Antonia Botti-Lodovico sings at the 2019 Rising Stars concert

Antonia Botti-Lodovico sings at Market Square Farmers Market

Antonia Botti-Lodovico sings at the October 2018 Brown Bag Concert alongside Tyler Zimmerman

Antonia Botti-Lodovico in Mozart's Don Giovanni. Pittsburgh in the Round said she "sang and acted the part of Zerlina with a lovely tone and charming coquetry..."

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