Executive Director of Opera Fusion opera company, Birgit Fioravante, Soprano, made her Carnegie Hall debut with the Opera Orchestra of New York singing Fricka in scenes from Wagner’s Ring Cycle before moving to Florida to raise her two daughters. She has continued to perform opera, concerts and recitals as well as appearing on radio and television. She has been a guest soloist with symphony orchestras and opera companies including Pittsburgh Opera, Florida Grand Opera and Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra.
Birgit has turned her passion toward teaching with an active vocal studio for over twenty years. Many of her students have gone on to build vocal studios and performing arts ensembles of their own, to grace the stages of opera companies, such as the Metropolitan Opera and venues world-wide, as far as Moscow and Japan, and to garner Tony nominations in Broadway productions.
Inspired by her experiences encountered on her musical journey, Birgit created the three-woman show Duelling Divas, a hilarious tribute to the art and personality of the opera diva that toured the country for over five years. Birgit, a graduate of Florida Atlantic University with an MFA, Music, Vocal Performance, has had many years of choral directing experience in various environments.