The Queen of the Night: Ms. Janette Zilioli.  An amazing vocal power with the ability to project over the concert hall.  Her performance of Puccini's O Mio Babbino Caro, in which the character sings her sorrow and grief, sprung from unattainable love, was dazzling and the highlight of the night. 

Verdi E Puccini
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra


American soprano, Janette Zilioli, is rapidly establishing herself as an exceptional artist with a dynamic, engaging stage presence and an exciting shimmer and brilliance to her voice.

In the 2010/11 season, Ms. Zilioli performs as a principal soloist in The Opera Show at the Kilworth House Theater in Leicestershire, England. She will also appear as the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Bach Festival Society in Winter Park, Florida, and Musetta in La Bohème with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 2009/10, she made her role debut as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at Ash Lawn Opera Festival, sang Micaëla in Carmen with Mad Cow Theatre in Florida and toured Europe with The Opera Show to Barcelona, Lisbon and Milan. She also returned to Iceland performing in a recital tour concert series. In 2009, she performed at Opera Santa Barbara as Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow and at Orlando Opera she sang Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus. Ms. Zilioli also recently sang the roles of Musetta in La Bohème with Palm Beach Opera, and Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance with Central Florida Lyric Opera.

As a resident young artist at Orlando Opera, Ms. Zilioli performed numerous roles including Adina in L'Elisir d'Amore, the High Priestess in Aida, Pitti-Sing in The Mikado, and Blondchen in Die Entführung aus dem Serail. She sang as Countess Ceprano while covering Gilda in Rigoletto, has covered the role of Nedda in I Pagliacci and was the soprano soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana.

Ms. Zilioli’s repertoire includes Eva Peron in Evita, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte and Magda in La Rondine. She has also been an apprentice with Chautauqua Opera, the San Francisco Opera Arts Training Program, and with Central Florida Lyric Opera.

Ms. Zilioli was a 2001 national semi-finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. The same year, she was the 1st place winner and the Audience Choice winner at the Houston Grand Opera's McCollum Competition. After winning the 1st-prize at the Australian Singing Competition, she was invited to sing in the winner’s concert in Tokyo, Japan. She has been the recipient of two notable fellowships in 2004 and 2008 to the Music Academy of the West entitling her to study with Marilyn Horne and Warren Jones.

Janette Zilioli was a guest artist at the Rosa Ponselle Competition Winners' Concert making her debut at Carnegie Hall at the age of 17. Thereafter, she has sung recitals and tours internationally in Iceland, Italy, Australia, Portugal, Spain, England, Scotland and Japan. She has appeared frequently as a principal soloist with the Orlando Philharmonic in performances of Sunset & Symphony, Richard Rodgers Spectacular, Young People's Concerts and Mahler 2.


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Ain't it a Pretty Night - Susannah by Floyd

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Ah! Non Giunge! - La Sonnambula by Bellini

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Frühlingsfeier Op. 56 No. 5 by R. Strauss

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The Sound of Music - Rodgers & Hammerstein


Role Opera Composer
Amina La Sonnambula Bellini
Cunegonde Candide Bernstein
Micaëla Carmen Bizet
Tulip A Wedding Bolcom
Adina L’Elisir d’Amore Donizetti
Marie La Fille du Régiment Donizetti
Lucia Lucia di Lammermoor Donizetti
Susannah Susannah Floyd
Marguerite Faust Gounod
Juliette Faust Roméo et Juliette
Hanna Glawari The Merry Widow Lehár
Nedda I Pagliacci Leoncavallo
Fiordiligi Cosi fan tutte Mozart
Konstanze Entfuhrung aus dem Serail Mozart
Countess Le Nozze di Figaro Mozart
Donna Anna Don Giovanni Mozart
Königin der Nacht Die Zauberflöte Mozart
Antonia Les Contes d’Hoffmann Offenbach
Olympia Les Contes d’Hoffmann Offenbach
Magda La Rondine Puccini
Musetta La Bohème Puccini
Mimi La Bohème Puccini
Tosca La Bohème Puccini
Rosalinde Die Fledermaus J. Strauss
Anne Trulove The Rake’s Progress Stravinsky
High Priestess Aida Verdi
Violetta La Traviata Verdi
Gilda Rigoletto Verdi
Opera Composer
Magnificat Bach
9th Symphony Beethoven
Requiem Dvorák
2nd Symphony Händel
Requiem Mozart
Stabat Mater Rossini
Requiem Verdi


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