Berkshire Choral International

Adriana Manfredi

Mezzo-Soprano

Adriana Manfredi completed music studies at Oberlin College and Conservatory and CalArts. Currently on the rosters of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Los Angeles Opera Chorus, she enjoys singing chamber music, art song, opera, and new music.

Solo credits include René in the Shostakovich opera world premiere Orango (Los Angeles Philharmonic), David Lang’s the little match girl passion (west coast premiere; Jacaranda: music on the edge), dreams for a new world by Ellen Reid (world premiere), The Cunning Little Vixen (Long Beach Opera), Ceremony of Carols, The City of Dis by Andriessen (LA Phil; world premiere), St. Matthew Passion, Lord Nelson Mass and Harmoniemesse by Haydn (Los Angeles Master Chorale at Walt Disney Concert Hall), and Tehellim by Steve Reich (Skirball Cultural Center).

Adriana’s voice is heard with the Los Angeles Master Chorale on the national anthems (David Lang, Calder Quartet), A Good Understanding, a Decca release of the choral music of Nico Muhly; Miserere, featuring the choral music of Henryk Gorecki, and in the ensemble of The Gospel According to the Other Mary, a world premiere concert opera by John Adams, staged by Peter Sellars and conducted by Gustavo Dudamel (LA Philharmonic). Her voice can also be heard in such feature film soundtracks as Wreck-It Ralph, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Big Hero 6, Minions and Frozen.  In 2018-19 she joins the LA Master Chorale international tour of Lagrime di San Pietro (The Tears of St. Peter), a staged choral work (di Lasso/Peter Sellars, director).

A 12-year member of the voice faculty of the Classical Voice Conservatory of the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA), CSArts community arts academy at OCSA, and coaches for the Junior Chamber Music program, Orange County Branch, Adriana will join the BCI faculty in Fullerton for the first time.