Dorothy Cardella, soprano, has performed extensively in opera, oratorio, musical theatre, and as a concert artist. A winner of the Mario Lanza Competition and the James Parkinson Competition, she has made solo debuts with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Delaware Symphony, Reading Symphony, Warminster Symphony, Baltimore Handel Society, and made her Carnegie Hall debut as soprano soloist in a New York Premiere of Ernst von Dohnanyi's Stabat Mater. Having made her debut in Italy as First Lady in Mozart's The Magic Flute with Rome Festival Orchestra, Ms. Cardella has performed leading roles in La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, La Fanciulla del West, I Pagliacci, The Jewels of the Madonna, L'Amico Fritz, Gianni Schicchi, Carmen, The Tales of Hoffmann, Daughter of the Regiment, Don Pasquale, Don Giovanni, Le Nozze di Figaro, Cosi fan tutte, The Impressario, Dialogues of the Carmelites, The Tender Land, The Consul, The Telephone, The Merry Widow, Die Fledermaus, The Gypsy Princess and The Threepenny Opera to name a few, with such companies as Lake George Opera, Opera Delaware, Sarasota Opera, Berkshire Opera, The Pennsylvania Opera Theatre, Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, Four Corners Opera, Harrisburg Opera, Piccolo Opera, Delaware Valley Opera, Amici Opera, and Concert Operetta. Ms Cardella has performed in numerous children's theatre productions in and around the tri-state area. Musical Theatre productions include shows with Rockwell Productions at the Media Theatre and Bristol Riverside Theatre in Bristol, PA. She has sung in the Opera Company of Philadelphia Chorus in numerous productions and is a member of the Philadelphia Singers Chorale. In addition, Ms. Cardella has been stage director and choreographer for a number of area opera companies. She maintains a private vocal studio and is on the voice faculty of The Milton Hershey School with her husband, James, and co-founder at Music@St. Mary's and Young Artist's Music Program, a Summer Arts Program. Ms. Cardella is also a member of the American Guild of Musical Artists (AMGA).