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Emma Bonanno, mezzo-soprano, is currently a Resident Artist at Shreveport Opera, and will be performing Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro this spring as well as singing the role of the Housekeeper and covering Aldonza in Man of La Mancha. She recently completed her Graduate Performance Diploma in Opera at the Boston Conservatory, performing roles such as the Secretary in The Consul, Mère Marie in Dialogues des Carmélites, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, and Mrs. Patrick DeRocher in Dead Man Walking. In the summer of 2018 she joined Charlottesville Opera as an apprentice singer, covering Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro. In New York City, she has worked with companies such as the Bronx Opera Company, the Martina Arroyo Foundation Prelude to Performance, City Lyric Opera, and the North Shore Music Festival in roles including Meg Page, the title role in La Cenerentola, and Kate Pinkerton. 


Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro

Shreveport Opera

Jerome Shannon, conductor

April 18th, 2020

Art After Dark

May 7th & 8th, 2020

Julia Child in Bon Appétit!​ by Lee Hoiby

Maria in Feel the Tango by Joseph Illick

Angie in Pepito by Nicholas Lell Benavides

"As Meg Page, Emma Bonanno's sultry, elegant demeanor and mellow mezzo gave her a distinctly aristocratic presence amid the chaos." 

- Joanne Sydney Lessner, Opera News


Housekeeper and cover of Aldonza in Man of La Mancha

Shreveport Opera

Michael Ching, conductor

Dean Anthony, director

November 9th, 2019

The Secretary in The Consul

Boston Conservatory Opera

Andrew Altenbach, conductor

Johnathon Pape, director

March 2019

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