Arlene Randazzo grew up in New York and before the age of 21 had already performed in a long list of operatic works appearing with numerous opera companies throughout the USA and Europe. Miss Randazzo was principal soprano with New York City Opera at Lincoln Center specialising in the Bel Canto repertoire to great acclaim. She is the recipient of the Liederkranz Foundation scholarship award, which led to her debut at Carnegie Hall and was honoured with the singer of the year award. Her appointment to Who’s who in Opera and Who’s who in America are a testament to her professional standing.
When Miss Randazzo came to England she embarked on a full time teaching career, many of her students going on to sing in major opera houses all over the world. At the same time, Miss Randazzo was much in demand as a stage director and narrator which eventually led to the formation of Randazzo Opera.
She was appointed vocal consultant on the film Lucia, directed by Don Boyd based on Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. She was also director and vocal coach for the new musical play Classical Cafe, by Nigel Hodder.
Her master classes have been numerous and include such venues as London, New York, Mexico, Hong Kong and Hylands House in Chelmsford.
Randazzo Opera has performed in cruises for the Cunard Line, the Fred Olson Line as well as the QE 2 world cruises where she performed the role of narrator and stage director.
Venues where Arlene perfomed:
New York City Opera at the Lincoln Centre, Carnegie Hall, Philadelphia Grand Opera, Connecticut Opera, Kennedy Center, The Bushnell Memorial Theater, Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Philadelphia Academy of Music, Opera Internacional (Caracas), Opera San Juan (Puerto Rico), Toledo and Dayton Opera, New Haven Opera, Bridgeport Opera, Stamford Opera, Tulsa Opera, Duluth Opera, Rochester Opera, New Jersey State Opera, Hong Kong Opera Festival, Santo Domingo Opera (Dominican Republic), Lansing Symphony, Brigeport Symphony, Leon Festival (Mexico), Artpark Festival, Spoleto Festival (Italy), Steinway Hall, Town Hall and Dorothy Chandler Pavillion.
Violetta in La Traviata, Gilda in Rigoletto, Oscar in Un Ballo In Maschera, Elvira in I Puritani, Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, Norina in Don Pasquale, Lucrezia in Lucrezia Borgia, Mimi and Musetta in La Boheme, Liu in Turandot, Nedda in Pagliacci, Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute, Queen of Shemaka in Le Coq D’or, Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Fiorella in Il Turco in Italia, Marguerite in Faust, Sonia and Natalie in The Merry Widow, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Leonora in Il Trovatore, Abigail in The Crucible, Lucy in The Telephone and Lucietta in I Quattro Rusteghi.
Singers Arlene has performed with include:
Daniele Barioni, Ermanno Mauro, Justino Diaz, Jan Peerce, Barry Morell, Michele Molese, Jose Carreras, Eugenio Fernandi, James King, Louis Quilico, Norman Treigle, Willard White, Samuel Ramey, Robert Hale, John Alexander, Bonaldo Giaotti, Alan Titus, Roberta Peters, Johanna Meier, Maralin Niska, Jean Fenn, Francis Bible, Justino Diaz, Antonio Barasorda, Blanche Thebom and Elinor Ross.
Vincent La Selva, Victor De Renzi, Julius Rudel, Carlo Moresco, Mario Bernardi, Guiseppe Morelli, Franco Patane, Joseph Rescigno, Anton Coppola. Luigi Martini, Imre Pallo, Richard Buckley, Judith Somogi.
Lola Urbach, Felix Popper, Kurt Adler, Otto Guth, Donald Meyers, James Levine. Thomas Martin.
Phillipe de Bros, Tito Capobianco, Richard Getke, James Lucas, Gerald Freedman, Adelaide Bishop, Anthony Stivanello, Ricardo Moresco.