American soprano Erica Petrocelli, whom Broadway World exclaimed that, “Her voice can richly convey all the emotions, while masterfully integrating all those coloratura tricks and making them seem easy and natural. She is amazing-the most remarkable voice of the evening!” recently graduated from both young artist programs of Opernhaus Zürich and LA Opera. In the 2023-2024 season, Ms. Petrocelli returns to LA Opera as Donna Clara, the Infanta in Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg, conducted by James Conlon. Concert appearances include Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder with Peoria Symphony, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with Florida Orchestra, and concerts of Puccini favorites with Sarasota Opera. Opera appearances of recent seasons have included Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Delia in Il viaggio a Reims and covers of the title role in Arabella as well as Stella in Les contes d’Hoffmann, all with Opernhaus Zürich. Stateside, she has performed Pamina in The Magic Flute with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Sarasota Opera, and Clorinda in La Cenerentola and The Shepherd in Tannhäuser with LA Opera. Recent concert highlights have included Mozart’s Requiem with James Conlon at the Cincinnati May Festival, as well as with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.
As a young artist with LA Opera, Ms. Petrocelli sang Musetta in La bohème and First Lady in Die Zauberflöte at LA Opera, both conducted by James Conlon. She also made her principal debut at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, singing Micaëla in Carmen. In the 2018-2019 season, she made her LA Opera debut as Mrs. Naidoo in Philip Glass’ Satyagraha, conducted by Grant Gershon, and appeared as Annina in La traviata, also conducted by James Conlon. Other season highlights included her role debut as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. Erica Petrocelli currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, conductor Louis Lohraseb, and young daughter.