Stage Experience

Selected Operatic Repertoire Performed

Bizet Frasquita Carmen Miami Lyric Opera
Britten Mum Albert Herring University of TN Opera Theater
Handel Rosmene Imeneo South Carolina Opera Theater
Humperdinck The Witch Hansel and Gretel Guest Artist: Harrison School for the Arts
Menotti The Mother Amahl and the Night Visitors Opera Theater of Lakeland
Menotti Laetitia Old Maid and the Thief South Carolina Opera Theater
Offenbach The Goddess Minerva Orpheus in the Underworld Brevard Music Center
Rossini Berta Il Barbiere di Siviglia Miami Lyric Opera,
St. Petersburg Opera
Salieri Betty Falstaff South Carolina Opera Theater

 

Selected Oratorio Repertoire Performed

Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem
Handel Joshua
Handel Messiah
Handel Samson
Honnegger King David
J.S. Bach Christmas Oratorio
J.S. Bach Magnificat
Mozart C-minor Mass
Mozart Exsultate Jubilate
Vivaldi Gloria

 

Selected Theater/Musical Theater Repertoire Performed

Liana Valente Principal Performer
Creator and Director
Jingling All the Way StageCoach Theatre Company
Terry Smith Wicked Witch of the North East Monsters Undercover StageCoach Theatre Company
Terrence McNally Sharon Graham, Act II soprano Master Class Theatre Macon
Joseph Stein and Jerry Bock Golde Fiddler on the Roof Oak Ridge Playhouse
Brevard Music Center
Tom DiCillo Motion Picture Extra Box of Moonlight East TN
Charles Busch Berdine Psycho Beach Party University of TN

 

Educational Outreach Programs Created and Performed

Careers in the Arts - Sponsored by the Tuesday Music Club of Lakeland

Created and implemented by Dr. Valente, this program was presented to school groups grades 5 through 12 and to the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida. Designed to introduce students to a variety of career paths in the arts, the program featured performances by Dr. Valente and professional colleagues.

From Stage to Classroom - Produced by the Opera Theater of Lakeland

Dr. Valente wrote, rehearsed and served as narrator for this program which featured performances by mainstage artists engaged with the opera company. Two versions of the program were created, one for elementary school students and a second for middle and high school students.

Opera Education Week - Sponsored by the Central Georgia Opera Guild

Dr. Valente was the featured soprano soloist hired for a week of workshops and performances in high schools and churches throughout the Central Georgia area. In addition to these school workshops, she performed operatic arias and ensembles during the annual Opera Gala and at multiple fund-raising functions. She also wrote, directed, and performed in Educational Outreach programs created to allow her college opera theater students to perform for junior and senior high school students.

Singing for your Life - Produced by the Knoxville Opera Company

As an apprentice with the Knoxville Opera Company, Dr. Valente performed for two years in these programs written to introduce students and adults to the joys of opera.