© 2016 Virginia Eleanor McIntyre.

BIOGRAPHY

Virginia Eleanor McIntyre, Mezzosoprano, winner of numerous international competitions (Fasano, Civenna, Concorso Giuseppe Di Stefano -Trapani) her impressive vocal extension has allowed her to perform a wide range of roles. She began her long career in her teens in Rochester,NY as a mezzosoprano “belter” in Musical Theater productions - Dick Tracy (Black Pearl), Hair (Sheila), You’re a good man Charlie Brown (Snoopy), Red Sneaks (Teresina-including a local NBC TV solo performance), Pinocchio, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat(Narrator), Oklahoma (Ado Annie) while participating as a classical soloist for the Rochester Bach Children’s Chorus (in collaboration with the Rochester Philharmonic). She went on to study Vocal Performance at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music where she played the roles of La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi), Papagena (Die Zaubeflote), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus) and Donna Elvira(Don Giovanni). In 2002 she moved to Italy where she was awarded a place in Enzo Dara’s masterclass with the Role of Donna Eleonora (Prima la musica, poi le parole- Salieri) while recording various classical CD’s. After performing in various operas in the North of Italy Musetta (La Boheme), Vera (Nadeya), Liù (Turandot), Leonora (Il Trovatore) – La Fenice Summer Festival in Marghera, Santuzza (Cavalleria Rusticana)- Tuscany Summer Festival Peccioli, it became clear that her voice had matured offering darker velvety tones. This would eventually lead her to study roles that showcase the full range of her voice like Eboli (Don Carlo), Amneris ( Aida), Azucena (Il Trovatore) as a mezzosoprano. Since then, she has performed in various theatres across Europe including the prestigious Fondazione del Teatro Coccia in Novara where she recently played Silvyane in the acclaimed “La Vedova Allegra”, as well as, Maddalena (Rigoletto) in Parma, La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi) Cirella Opera Festival,  Fenena (Nabucco) in San Dona di Piave, Lola (Cavalleria Rusticana) in Busseto and Milan and Preziosilla (La Forza del Destino) in Teatro Astra in the Veneto Region.