About Marissa

An in-demand presence on the concert stage, Ms. Famiglietti was most recently heard as the Soprano I soloist in Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor with the Waterbury Chorale and as a featured vocalist with The Concert Pops of Long Island at the Tiles Center. Ms. Famiglietti frequently appears as duet partner to artists including Michael Amante, Christopher Macchio, and Micheal Castaldo, touring concert venues throughout the East Coast. Her recent operatic performances include singing the roles of The Sandman and The Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel and Annina in La Traviata with the Opera Theater of Connecticut, and Marguerite in Faust and Fiordiligi in Cosi Fan Tutte with The Hillhouse Opera Company.

Ms. Famiglietti is a graduate of the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music programs at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, where she was featured in numerous leading operatic roles, including Cathleen in Riders to the Sea, Susan in A Dinner Engagement, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Lisbe in Spohr’s Zemire und Azor (available on Albany Records), and Mathilde in scenes from Guillaume Tell. Other performances of note include the roles of Suor Genovieffe in Suor Anglica with Opera Theater of Connecticut, Lauretta in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with the American Singers’ Opera Project, and Zerlina in Don Giovanni with the International Symphonic Orchestra in Rome and Verona. As a member of Virginia Opera’s Spectrum Resident Artist Program, Ms. Famiglietti was featured as Kate in the Family Day performances of Pirates of Penzance.

Ms. Famiglietti resides in Connecticut with her husband, bass-baritone Shae Apland, and their two sons Luca and Nico. 

Teaching

Ms. Famiglietti has been teaching voice, both privately and through the Chase Collegiate School private music lessons program, since 2007. Her studio has grown consistently over the years and includes both male and female students ranging from elementary school age through adults. Ms. Famiglietti is an active member of the Connecticut Music Educator's Association and is very proud to have several of her students participate in the CMEA Regional and All-State chorus festivals. In 2008 Ms. Famiglietti was invited to join the voice faculty at the Westover School in Middlebury, CT, where she taught a studio of girls in grades 9 through 12 for 6 years.

Ms. Famiglietti provides a comfortable, non-threatening learning environment where each student can feel free to explore the joys of singing. In addition to learning healthy breathing and basic singing techniques, the students work on ear training, sight-singing, and music theory skills. Public recitals each term allow the students to learn performance practice and present their hard work to family and friends.

In addition to her voice studio at Chase Collegiate School, Ms. Famiglietti teaches Pre-K through 5th grade general music, directs the school's Choral program, and is the music director for the school's musical theater productions. Along with her husband, bass-baritone Shae Apland, and pianist Holly McCann, Ms. Famiglietti performs as a teaching artist in Puccini to Pops. This program introduces students to a range of vocal music from opera to popular musical theater and jazz. 

Performances

UPCOMING: Mozart and Bruckner: Visions of Vienna - Soprano Soloist with The Waterbury Chorale and Festival Orchestra
Friday, April 12, 2019 – 7:30 PM at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Litchfield
Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019 – 4 PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Waterbury

December 8th, 2018  - Music @theMATT: Mozart and a Merry Christmas! - Marissa Famiglietti and Shae Apland in concert, accompanied by Joseph Jacovino; The Mattatuck Museum Waterbury, CT

December 1st and 2nd, 2018 - The Heritage Singers Holiday Concert - guest soloist; Southbury, CT

November 16th, 2018 - Michael Amante in Concert - The Methuen Festival of Trees 25th Silver Anniversary Gala

Methuen, MA - guest artist and duet partner; Methuen, MA

September 6th, 2018 - Town of Oyster Bay 9/11 Memorial Ceremony - guest vocalist; Tobay Beach, Long Island, NY

December 10th, 2017 - Music @theMATT: Sing in the Season - Marissa Famiglietti and Shae Apland in concert, accompanied by David Kendall; The Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

December 18th, 2016 - Michael Castaldo’s Italian Christmas Concert - guest artist and duet partner; TheMattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

December 5th-7th, 2016 - The Town of Oyster Bay Holiday Concert - featuring the Concert Pops Orchestra conducted by Dean Karahalis - guest vocalist; Tilles Center, Greenvale, NY

September 7th 2016 - Town of Oyster Bay 9/11 Memorial Ceremony - guest vocalist; Tobay Beach, Long Island, NY

May 13th, 2016 - Palace 10.1: Your Party Your Place - Marissa and Shae Apland performing Italian songs and arias in the Tuscan Room; The Palace Theater, Waterbury, CT

February 22nd, 2016 - Webster Bank Broadway Season Announcement - guest performer; The Palace Theater, Waterbury, CT

December 20th, 2015 - Michael Castaldo’s Italian Christmas Concert - guest artist and duet partner; TheMattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

December 7th-9th, 2015 - The Town of Oyster Bay Holiday Concert - featuring the Concert Pops Orchestra conducted by Dean Karahalis - guest vocalist; Tilles Center, Greenvale, NY

November 13th, 2015 - Marissa Famiglietti Quartet - United Way of Greater Waterbury Tokeville Society Reception; Litchfield Distillery, Litchfield, CT

October 31st, 2015 at 2:00pm - 8th Annual Tribute to Luciano Pavarotti - Guest artist and duet partner to Christopher Macchio; Silas Bronson Library: 267 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT

October 10th, 2015, Christopher Macchio in Concert - guest artist and duet partner; Golden Nugget Casino, Atlantic City, NJ

September 18th, 2015 - Music of Italy Dinner Show - guest artist; Grand Oak Villa, Cercemaggiore Community Club, Oakville, CT

September 9th 2015 - Town of Oyster Bay 9/11 Memorial Ceremony - guest vocalist; Tobay Beach, Long Island, NY

August 4th, 2015 - Music Under the Stars: - An Evening with Andy Cooney and Marissa Famiglietti; John J. Burns Park, Massapequa Park, NY

June 22nd, 2015 - Italian Night - Marissa Famiglietti and Christopher Macchio in concert; Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY

March 16th, 2015 - Andy Cooney Presents - from the Emerald Isle to the Romantic Hills of Italy - Opening Act and duet partner; NYCB Theatre @ Westbury, NY

December 14th, 2014 - Michael Castaldo’s Italian Christmas Concert - guest artist and duet partner; The Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

December 8th-10th, 2014 - The Town of Oyster Bay Holiday Concert - featuring the Concert Pops Orchestra conducted by Dean Karahalis - guest vocalist; Tilles Center, Greenvale, NY

November 1st, 2014 - 100th Anniversary of the Order of Sons of Italy in America - presented by The Grand Lodge of Connecticut - guest vocalist; Hartford, CT

October 11th, 2014 - 7th Annual Tribute to Luciano Pavarotti - guest soprano; Silas Bronson Library, Waterbury, CT

October 3rd, 2014 - Michael Amante in Concert - guest artist and duet partner; Foxwoods Resort & Casino, CT

September 20th, 2014 - Headlines & Headliners - A Palace Theater and WATR Anniversary Celebration - guest vocalist; The Palace Theater, Waterbury, CT

September 9th, 2014  - Town of Oyster Bay 9/11 Memorial Ceremony - guest vocalist; Tobay Beach, Long Island, NY

May 17th, 2014 - The Genius of Mozart - Soprano I soloist for the Grand Mass in C minor - The Waterbury Chorale and Festival Orchestra conducted by Joseph Jacovino; Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church Newtown, CT

April 27th, 2014 - The Genius of Mozart - Soprano I soloist for the Grand Mass in C minor - The Waterbury Chorale and Festival Orchestra conducted by Joseph Jacovino; Saint John’s Episcopal Church, Waterbury, CT

December 15th, 2013 - Michael Castaldo’s Italian Christmas Concert - guest artist and duet partner; The Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

December 9th - 11th, 2013 - The Town of Oyster Bay Holiday Concert - featuring the Concert Pops Orchestra conducted by Dean Karahalis - guest vocalist; Tilles Center, Greenvale, NY

October 26th, 2013 - Michael Amante in Concert - private event; Stonebridge Clubhouse, Monroe Township, NJ

October 22nd, 2013 - Waterbury UNICO's Italian Heritage Night - guest vocalist; Time Expo Museum, Waterbury, CT

September 9th, 2013 - Town of Oyster Bay 9/11 Memorial Ceremony - guest vocalist; Tobay Beach, Long Island, NY

August 17th, 2013 - Michael Amante in Concert - guest artist and duet partner; Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford, NY

August 12th, 2013 - Michael Amante in Concert - guest artist and duet partner; Surflight Theater, Beach Haven, NJ

February 16th, 2013 - An Evening of Romance with Michael Amante - guest artist and duet partner; Count Basie Theatre, Redbank, NJ

January 13th and 14th - Michael Amante in Concert - guest artist and duet partner; The Lyric Theatre, Stuart, Florida

December 11th - 13th, 2012 - The Town of Oyster Bay Holiday Concert - featuring the Concert Pops Orchestra conducted by Dean Karahalis - guest vocalist; Tilles Center, Greenvale, NY

December 9th, 2012 - A Christmas Concert featuring Two Tenors and a Lady - Christopher Macchio, Ellio Scaccio, and Marissa Famiglietti in concert; St. Joseph University, Staten Island, NY

December 1st, 2012 - Christmas at the Palace - presented by the Waterbury Chorale and festival orchestra - guest soloist; The Palace Theater, Waterbury, CT

November 18th, 2012 - New in November - Hartford Opera Theater event - singing in an excerpt of the newly composed opera "A Wedding Gift from Pirate Granny"; Hartford, CT

November 4th, 2012 - An Evening of Romance with Michael Amante - guest artist and duet partner; The Palace Theatre, Waterbury, CT

October 27th, 2012 - Michael Amante in Concert - duet partner; College of Staten Island Center for the Arts

October 13th, 2012 - 5th Annual Tribute to Luciano Pavarotti - guest soprano and duet partner to tenor Matthew Cimino;  Silas Bronson Library: 267 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT

September 30th, 2012 - An Afternoon of Opera and Tea - A fundraiser for the Hillhouse Opera Company - guest artist; Lyric Hall, New Haven, CT

September 22nd, 2012 - From Italy with Love - Marissa Famiglietti and Christopher Macchio in concert presented by

OSIA Grand Lodge of New York and Hostra Entertainment present Marissa Famiglietti; The Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, Hofstra University

September 7th, 2012 - Town of Oyster Bay 9/11 Memorial Ceremony - guest vocalist; Tobay Beach, Long Island, NY

July 13th -July  29th, 2012- Swinging on a Star, The Johnny Burke Musical - Woman 3; Playhouse on Park, West Hartford, CT

July 9th, 2012 - Michael Amante in Concert - duet partner; Surflight Theater, Beach Haven, NJ

June 19th, 2012 - Michael Amante in Concert - duet partner; Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford, NY

June 9th, 2012 - Michael Amante in Concert  - duet partner; Wyndham Andover Hotel, Andover, MA

June 3rd, 2012 - Michael Amante in An Afternoon of Romance - Featuring Ric Mango - Duet Partner; CBNY Theater at Westbury, Long Island, NY

May 23rd, 2012 - Marissa Famiglietti and pianist David Kendall in Recital - A benefit for the American Cancer Society - Relay for Life; The Newtown Meeting House, Newtown, CT

April 22nd, 2012 - The Waterbury Chorale’s  Spring Program - guest soloist; First Congregational Church, Waterbury, CT

April 14th, 2012 - Michael Amante in Concert - duet partner; Broadway Pitman Theater, Pitman, NJ

December 12th-14th, 2011 - The Town of Oyster Bay Holiday Concert - featuring the Concert Pops Orchestra conducted by Dean Karahalis - guest vocalist; Tilles Center, Greenvale, NY

December 9th and 10th, 2011 - Michael Amante in Concert - duet partner; The Mill, Spring Lake, NJ

December 2nd, 2011 - Waterbury Mayoral Inauguration - Guest Vocalist - National Anthem; The Palace Theatre, Waterbury, CT

November 20th, 2011 - Michael Amante in Concert - duet partner; State Theater, New Brunswick, NJ

November 12th, 2011 - Michael Amante in Concert - duet partner; Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, Warren, MI

October 15th, 2011 - 4th Annual Tribute to Luciano Pavarotti - guest soprano and duet partner to tenor Matthew Cimino; Silas Bronson Library, Waterbury, CT

October 10th, 2011 - Columbus Day with Michael Amante - duet partner; Resorts Casino, Atlantic City, NJ

October 8th, 2011 - Michael Amante in Concert - duet partner; Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono, PA

September 17th, 2011 - An Evening of Romance with Michael Amante - duet partner; Tilles Center, Greenvale, NY

September 9th, 2011 - Town of Oyster Bay 9/11 Memorial Ceremony - guest vocalist; Tobay Beach, Long Island, NY

August 11th, 2011 - Michael Amante Appearance  at Festa Italiana - duet partner; Paramount Theatre of the Arts, Peekskill, NY

July 28th, 2011 - Michael Amante in concert - duet partner; Brookdale Park, Bloomfield, NJ

July 24th, 2011 - Michael Amante in concert - duet partner; Duke Island Park, Bridgewater, NJ

July 10th, 2011 - Michael Amante in concert - duet partner; Steppingstone Waterside Theatre, Great Neck, NY

July 9th, 2011 - Michael Amante in Concert -  duet partner; Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford, NY

June 19th, 2011 - Michael Amante in Concert - duet partner; Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford, NY

April 10th, 2011 - Puccini to Pops - Sing into Spring - Marissa Famiglietti and Shae Apland in concert, accompanied by Holly McCann; Unity in the Foothills Church, Torrington, CT

March 2nd, 2011 - Michael Amante - A Tribute to Luciano Pavarotti - guest soprano and duet partner; Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota, FL

March 1st, 2011 - Michael Amante - From Pavarotti to Broadway! - duet partner; The Lyric Theatre, Stuart, FL

February 28th, 2011 - Michael Amante - From Pavarotti to Broadway! - duet partner; The Lyric Theatre, Stuart, FL

February 26th, 2011 - Michael Amante in concert - duet partner; Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL

February 24th, 2011 - Michael Amante in concert; Lakeland Center, Lakeland, FL

February 20th, 2011 - Michael Amante and Lou Christie in concert - duet partner; Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh, NC

February 11th, 2011 - Michael Amante - From Pavarotti to Broadway! - duet partner; Count Basie Theatre, Redbank, NJ

December 20th, 2010 - Michael Amante in Concert - duet partner; Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford, NY

December 19th, 2010 - Puccini to Pops - Marissa Famiglietti and Shae Apland in concert, accompanied by Holly McCann; Unity in the Foothills Church, Torrington, CT

December 13th - 15th, 2010 - The Town of Oyster Bay Holiday Concert - featuring the Concert Pops Orchestra conducted by Dean Karahalis - guest vocalist; Tilles Center, Greenvale, NY

December 11th, 2010 - Sandman/Dew Fairy in  Hansel and Gretel; Opera Theater of Connecticut, Clinton, CT

November 12th & 13th, 2010 - Fiordiligi in  Cosi fan tutte; Hillhouse Opera Company, New Haven, CT

October 23rd, 2010 at 8:00pm - Michael Amante - Tribute to Luciano Pavarotti - duet partner; The Palace Theatre, Waterbury, CT

August 10th - 15th, 2010 - Annina in  La Traviata; Opera Theatre of Connecticut, Clinton, CT

August 1st, 2010 at 8:00pm - Michael Amante - From Broadway to Pavarotti - duet partner; Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, Midland, PA

July 14th & 15th, 2010 - Michael Amante in concert - duet partner; The Mill, Spring Lake, NJ

August 7th, 2010 - Michael Amante performance at The Sergio Franchi Memorial Concert - duet partner; Stonington, CT

June 7th, 2010 - Michael Amante in Concert - duet partner; Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford, NY

May 15th, 2010 - Michael Amante in Concert - duet partner; St. George Theatre, Staten Island, NY

May 2nd, 2010 - Michael Amante - From Italy, With Love - duet partner - Queensborough Performing Arts Center, Bayside, NY

April 22nd & May 1st - Marguerite in Faust; Hillhouse Opera Company, New Haven, CT

March 26th, 2010 - Michael Amante in Concert - duet partner; American Music Theatre, Lancaster, PA
 

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