BARNUM'S BIRD: A MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA!
Lianne will join the cast of Barnum's Bird: A Musical Extravaganza! at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre. The October series will wrap up with the Story of P.T. Barnum and Jenny Lind by Grammy-winning composer Libby Larsen and Bridget Carpenter.
December 6th & 8th
LET THE PSALMS RESOUND!
Lianne will join the Putnam Chorale & Putnam Chorale Orchestra as the soprano soloist for their annual holiday concert Let The Psalms Resound!
Bach, Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225
Handel, Chandos Anthem #11, Let God Arise
Mozart, Davidde Penitente, KV 469
October 2017: Lianne made her City Opera major role debut as the troubled teenager Selena St. George in Tobias Picker's Dolores Claiborne. Photos: Sarah Shatz
Lianne Gennaco was excellent as Selena, another character with a wide arc. The victim of Joe’s worst abuses, she has few chances to find joy in her childhood, save one remarkable aria in Act II, expressing her wonder at the eclipse in bright, tender tone while her father lies dying in the well. Later, a grown woman and a successful Boston lawyer, she has a very different sort of scene, expressing her fundamental, existential dissatisfaction through hard-edged music. - Eric C. Simpson, New York Classical Review
Lianne Gennaco as the daughter, Selena, carried off the demands as young daughter and also successful adult lawyer. Her Act two scenes with Dolores were beautifully sung. Many times I sensed that people wanted to burst into applause at such moments. But the tone, mood and pace of the story held everyone rapt.- Matt Costello, OperaWire
Soprano Lianne Gennaco and her lyric voice easily made the transition from waif to hard-bitten, though successful, attorney, in a surprisingly demanding role. - Richard Sasanow, BWWOperaWorld
"Lyric sopranos Jessica Tyler Wright as the bitter Vera Donovan and Lianne Gennaco as Selena gave detailed, complex performances in roles much more emotionally demanding than the musical theater, operetta, and comic opera soubrettes listed on their program bios." - Eli Jacobson, Gay City News
January 2017: Lianne joined a star-studded cast for New York City Opera's production of Candide under the direction of legendary Harold Prince.
July/August 2016: Lianne joined the cast of the Drama Desk Award nominated revival of the 1923 Yiddish Operetta "The Golden Bride" with the National Yiddish Theatre.
January 2016: Lianne starred as Ann in the NY Premiere of The Astronaut's Tale at BAM Fisher Hall with Encompass New Opera Theatre.
"It does have some powerful moments, most notably Ann’s letter to Abel admitting the failure of her marriage, sung here with penetrating humility by soprano Lianne Gennaco. Gennaco gave the standout performance as Ann, her bright, flexible soprano skating over Fussell’s punishing tessitura without fading in color or size." - Joanne Sydney Lessn, Opera News Read More
"Abel’s girlfriend, Ann (charmingly sung by the soprano Lianne Gennaco,) worries that he no longer takes the Bible literally and wants him to settle down instead of dreaming of walking on Mars....There were no titles provided here and none were needed — the words were intelligible throughout." - Elizabeth Bick, The New York Times Read More
"Lianne Gennaco, who sings (and occasionally dances) the role of Ann, possesses a lyric instrument of considerable beauty to make her religious homilies and homebody satisfactions sound better than they are written. The hymnlike duet of Ann and Peccavit was the only time in the evening where voices, melody, drama all seemed to be mingling in the proper proportions..." - John Yohalem, Parterre.com Read More
DECEMBER 2016: Lianne reprised the role of Meg in the North Shore Music Theatre's 25th Anniversary Production of A Christmas Carol.
"The singing is consistently well done throughout, with Lianne Gennaco a standout on the number "Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day" as Meg, in the duet with Fred, Scrooge's cheery but poor nephew. - Mike Hoban for BostonEventsInsider.com
"Fred is tall, dark and handsome with a fabulous tenor voice which he displays with the lovely brunette, Lianne Gennaco with her fantastic soprano voice in Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day. Their voices blend perfectly together." - Tony Annicone for The Theatre Mirror
JULY 2015: Lianne played Jane Applegate in the Boston premiere of Motel Rasdell: A New Musical at the Lowell Memorial Auditiorium.
"Lianne Gennaco cleverly combined the characteristics of strength and vulnerability and won the audiences hearts as Jane Applegate. Five star rating for Ms. Gennaco and Motel Rasdell!" - Audience Review, Goldstar
To catch a glimpse, check out the promo video below!