Hartt Alumna Wins America’s Opera Idol 2016 Competition
"With a hundred people cheering in eager anticipation, the top 10 finalists in America’s Opera Idol 2016 competition nervously waited for the winner to be announced at Elizabeth Park in West Hartford, Conn. on July 14. When Nadia Aguilar’15 heard her name, she almost could not believe it."
Singers show off their pipes during ‘American Opera Idol 2016’
"Nadia Aguilar Regaldo, a soprano who lives in Hartford, but is from Torreon, Mexico, won the competition. Incidentally, she will be performing in Opera Connecticut's production of Hansel and Gretel, on November 4 and November 6. The performances will be at the Hoffman Auditorium, in the Carol Autorino Center for the Arts, at the University of Saint Joseph, in West Hartford."
Connecticut Lyric Opera’s ‘Barber of Seville’ at Conn College mixes pratfalls with fine singing
Published March 14. 2015 4:00AM
By Milton Moore
"Aguilar was perfectly cast as Rosina. Small and pretty, the Mexican-born soprano had both the voice and characterization to fully inhabit a character that is often fairly hollow. For starters, she clearly delighted in the florid coloratura of her role, and she projected a sense of true pleasure in the most technical roulades, often batting her eyes and beaming at the end of phrases. Her animated expressions, her asides and double takes, brought the comedy to life."
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