Flight Soars High in Des Moines

Quagliata returned as The Minkswoman in Jonathan Dove's Flight to Des Moines Metro Opera for her 7th production with the company.  "The superlative mezzo Elise Quagliata was an enigmatic and powerful Minskwoman... In her major scena, Elise poured out beautifully judged fiery, arching phrases that captured the heart and ravished the ear. Her richly-colored mezzo was always powerful and persuasive."  James Sohre

New Recording

Quagliata was a featured artist alongside cellist Matt Haimowitz and friends for a composer portrait album of the works of Luna Pearl Woolf due out Fall 2019. Stay tuned!

Out of Darkness Premiere with The Atlanta Opera

Quagliata recently had the pleasure of performing the role of Zosia in Jake Heggie’s new opera Out of Darkness: Two Remain.

Check out her interview here:




Maria de Buenos Aires  ~ photo: Duane Tinkey

Maria de Buenos Aires ~ photo: Duane Tinkey