Emerging soprano Lianne Gennaco recently made her major role debut as Selena in a chamber adaptation of Tobias Picker's Dolores Claiborne with New York City Opera. After having joined the company's productions of La Campana Sommersa, Los Elementos, and the historic revival of Bernstein's Candide under the direction of the legendary Hal Prince. In 2016, Lianne originated the role of Ann in the New York premiere of The Astronaut's Tale with Encompass New Opera Theatre at the famous Brooklyn Academy of Music. Hailed by Opera News for her "bright and flexible soprano", she continues to make a name for herself as a crossover artist in NYC, specializing in new works in musical theatre and opera.
Her career began when she moved to New York in early 2010 to join the resident artist program at Dicapo Opera Theater where she sang the roles of Clorinda in Rossini's La Cenerentola and Gilda in Verdi's Rigoletto for their Children's Opera Program. She went on to participate in the International Mezzo Television Competition in Szeged, Hungary in the ensemble of Tobias Picker’s Emmeline. Upon her return, she was invited to play Gretel in Opera Manhattan’s Off-Broadway production of Hansel and Gretel which she performed for two consecutive seasons. Also, with OMRT, she sang Queen of the Night in a concert version of Mozart's The Magic Flute, a role which she first performed on tour with the Lyric Academy of Rome and Viterbo.
Lianne joined the cast of The North Shore Music Theatre's annual production of A Christmas Carol, as Scrooge's cheery nephew's bride Meg for four seasons. She also performed the role of Mrs. Squires, the youngest of the pick-a-little ladies in their 2017 production of The Music Man. In 2016, she was featured soloist in "Bookseller in the Rain, A Tribute to Maury Yeston' at the Metropolitan Room. Other highlights include the creation of the role of Anna for a staged reading and two off-Broadway runs of Molasses in January at the Davenport and Snapple Theaters, Belle in Beauty and the Beast at the Orpheum Theatre Boston, and Maria in West Side Story with Brooklyn's Heights Players. Lianne is a native of Marblehead, Massachusetts and a proud graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.