Soprano THERESA CINCIONE has established a reputation for versatility and excellence across a wide spectrum of operatic, concert and chamber repertoire. She has sung leading roles at opera companies around the world. Some of her most well-known roles are Mimi in La Bohème, Micaela in Carmen, Margerite in Faust, Liu in Turandot and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro. She has sung principal roles at the Metropolitan Opera since 1991, including: Elektra, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Carmen, Manon, Stiffelio, Death in Venice, Ghosts of Versailles, Idomeneo, War and Peace, Jenufa, Rigoletto and Lady McBeth of Mtsensk. Her Lyric Opera of Chicago debut was as Greta Fiorentino in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene where she also has covered Reneée Fleming as Alcina in Alcina and the role of Eva in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.
Recently she has performed her debuts as Pamina in Magic Flute and La Contessa di Alamaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly and Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte with the Granite State Opera. Ms. Cincione has also won many singing awards, including Licia Albanese Foundation Grant, Tanglewood Music Center Fellowship, Metropolitan Opera National Council Regional Finalist and the Ezio Pinza Council for American Singers Opera Scholarship. She received her undergraduate degrees from Ohio State University, and holds her Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music. Currently she resides in New York City, where she teaches voice lessons and is a passionate animal rescuer who volunteers at the ASPCA. Ms. Cincione made her first Newport Music Festival appearance in 1991 and this year is welcomed to her fourteenth entrancing season.