Michelle Marinelli Prindle is an active soprano with a Bachelor of Music degree in classical vocal performance from The Hartt School in West Hartford, CT, where she graduated summa cum laude in 2002. Her operatic roles include Frasquita in Carmen, Giannetta in L’Elisir d’Amore, the Second Lady in The Magic Flute, and Nannetta in Falstaff. Her sacred music performances include soprano soloist in E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Miserere in B Minor and Mozart’s Regina Coeli with Capella Carolina in Heidelberg, Germany, and soprano soloist in Haydn’s Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo in Manchester, CT. Recital work has included concerts and lecture-recitals in Salzburg, Austria; Heidelberg, Germany; and Florence, Italy. She was a soprano section leader and soloist with the Gallery Choir at St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church in Hartford, CT for three seasons. Michelle is currently a student of renowned soprano Constance Hauman, and has also studied with Fritz Moses, Benita Valente and Julian Rodescu. Fluent in German, she has studied extensively the poetry of the German Romantics and is a specialist in German Lieder. Michelle has taught private voice and piano lessons for more than eight years. Her students have been admitted to competitive voice and musical theater programs throughout the United States, including those at Wagner College and the Conservatory at Shenandoah University, and have been accepted to the Eastern Regional and All-State Music Festivals in Connecticut. She is also a diction coach, specializing in German and Italian vocal literature.