sopraniCipriani - the life of an emerging soprano diva


Soprano Mishelle Cipriani from Chicago currently resides in Salt Lake City pursuing her Masters in Vocal Performance at the University of Utah.

She recently performed the role of Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol written by Michael Leavitt, an alumnus of the University of Utah.

This year she will be performing Soeur Constance (Dialogues des Carmelites) with her school and Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) at Utah Vocal Arts Academy.

Roles she has performed in the past include Almirena (Rinaldo), Soprano 1 (Little Women) while covering Amy, First Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Mme Beurrefondu (Mesdames de la Halle) and La Fée (Cendrillon, Viardot) with New Moon Opera in Chicago, Olga (Rusalka, Dargomyzhsky), and Le Bottier (Les Bavards). Other programs she has participated in include Chicago Summer Opera, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, Russian Opera Workshop, Bayview Music Festival, and Angels Vocal Art.

In addition to solo work, she has performed choral work with Apollo Chorus of Chicago occasionally singing solos with them in concert, including composer Jeff Beal in his choral pieces “Salvage Men” and “Poor in Spirit.” She has sung in the chorus with Chicago Opera Theater for Chicago’s premiere of Philip Glass’ The Perfect American, recorded an arrangement of “Hallelujah” by the late Leonard Cohen for the Netflix Original Series Sense8, and sang back up vocals for Josh Grobin. 


Soprani refers to soprano in the plural. I desire to be versatile and dynamic, and I seek to grow in all directions musically, emotionally, and spiritually. Thank you for supporting me as I journey through this art and through life.


I enjoy a lot more in life than solely music. Some of my other interests include photography, travel and playing with my dogs. I carry a toy film camera called a Holga around to document my experiences. I love doing this during my travels. Some of my favorite places to visit have been Hawaii, Canada, Maine, and Colombia.

Atticus the American Cocker Spaniel and Tesla the “Mini” Australian Shepherd