Alize Francheska Rozsnyai is a coloratura soprano “displaying profound imagination and control” (Philadelphia Inquirer), building a diverse and exciting performance career as a classical soprano with a "superb voice" (Harrogate News), and acclaimed interpreter of new music, supplying "deliciously diva performances" (I CARE IF YOU LISTEN).
In her September 2021's performances of Alcina REVAMPED, Alize "impresses as Morgana. She attacks the melismatic demands of “Tornami a vagheggiar” ("Come Back to Woo Me") with practiced ease and accentuates the besotted naiveté of her character..." (Broad Street Review).
Recent performances include appearing with Beth Morrison Projects in “when icarus fell, was there a splash?” by Maya
Miro Johnson, performed with Contemporaneous Ensemble and conducted by Kamna Gupta, and National Sawdust, and at
New Music on the Point, performing several world premieres alongside artists including Tony Arnold, and the Jack Quartet. Alize returns to Hub City Opera to perform the role of Heather in her very own Phony, for which she served as librettist, collaborating alongside composer David Matthew Brown, in the Spring of 2023, after her debut with the same company last year as Serpina in La Serva Padrona. In the Fall of 2023, Alize will make her debut performing with St. Petersburg Opera in Florida as an Emerging Artist, and covering the role of Morgana in Handel's Alcina.
She performed as Katherine Hutchinson in The Silk City, a brand new work conducted by the composer
himself, Francesco Santelli, with Garden State Opera, and a World Premiere in two parts, Liebovar by Misha Dutka in the
role of Rivka with Opera Boheme NJ. Other recent engagements include her debut with Opera Fayetteville as Zina in Nico
Muhly’s Dark Sisters, Phyllis in Iolanthe at the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Harrogate, England, returning after
portraying Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance, the world premiere and recording of Will Brobston’s Woven Images with ENA
Ensemble, and the lead role of Zohara in the world premiere of Meira Warshauer’s opera Elijah’s Violin at the Presidio of San
Francisco under the baton of Jonathan Khuner and Directed by Yefim Maizel. During the heart of the pandemic, Alize adapted
Handel's Alcina REVAMPED into an English, LGBT fantastical production complete with electronics and instrumental
reconfiguration, performing the role of Morgana, with Alter Ego Chamber Opera and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.
Alize’s concert performances include performing Apparition for George Crumb himself in October of 2019, for his 90th
birthday at the Annenberg Center, Soprano Solos in Carmina Burana with the Cape Cod Symphony, at Carnegie Hall as
soprano soloist in Berio’s Sinfonia, and Pierrot Lunaire in her own unique English adaptation as requested by The Curtis
Institute’s 20/21 Ensemble at the Kennedy Center. Other favorite performances include the arias of Königin der Nacht with
Den Nye Oper Orchestra, in Bergen, Norway, the Soprano Solos in Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts, a stylistic fusion of
opera and jazz to open Wilmington, Delaware’s Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, and as a guest recitalist in Saigon’s Performance
Complex at the Soul Music and Performing Arts Academy in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
A passionate interpreter of new music and atonal works, M. Rozsnyai covered the Title Role in the World Premiere of
Louis Karchin’s Jane Eyre with the Center for Contemporary Opera, created the role of Andy #1, in Andy: A Popera, a World
Premiere with Opera Philadelphia, reprising the work with the Seattle Symphony [Untitled 3] Series. She helped to create
several roles including Lila in Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain, and Silvana in Missy Mazzoli’s A Flourish of Green
workshop with Opera Philadelphia and the Mother in Errollyn Wallen’s Sabina Spielrein with the Center for Contemporary
Opera. Other favorite highlights include Delia in Il Viaggio a Reims with the Rossini Opera Festival, under the baton of the
late famed maestro, Alberto Zedda.
Alize was honored to serve as an ArtistYear Fellow (Americorps) at South Philadelphia High School from 2015-
2017, during which she taught and produced two full-length musicals from the ground-up, Dreamgirls and The Wiz,
captivating attention, funding and revitalization for the Alma Matter of Mario Lanza and Marian Anderson which had fallen
to violence and a poor graduation rate. In opera, she has received accolades from many prestigious competitions such as Astral
Artists, where she was a National Finalist, Career Bridges Grant, Palm Beach Opera Competition, Lotte Lenya Competition,
American Traditions Competition, Early Music America, Bel Canto Vocal Scholarship, Musical Merit Foundation of Greater
San Diego, Lois Alba Aria Competition, and is a recipient of a Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship in Voice.
Alize is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the Philadelphia-based chamber opera company Alter Ego Chamber
Opera, whose mission is to tell new stories and old stories in new ways, uplifting the creative voices of women and other
under-represented individuals, or those with less access to opportunities in order to inspire positive change in the world and
the industry of operatic theatre "without the ego."
A joyful creator and collaborator, Alize is also a librettist and is the former lead singer-song writer and multi-instrumentalist
with the band The Fancy Balloons. As a librettist, Alize was a finalist, along with composer collaborator Roger A. Martinez,
for MassOpera’s NOW (New Opera Workshop), and the recipient of the Lolotte Gaucher Fellowship Award at Really Spicy
Opera’s Aria Institute where she will continue her studies as librettist in the Spring of 2023. Several of her works including
Potentialite, Phony, and her “boundary-pushing” (Broad Street Review) Alcina REVAMPED adaptation have all been
performed. She recently completed the libretto for Garth Baxter’s A Pregnant Pause, his first chamber opera, and Phony will
receive its second performance with Hub City Opera in Spring of 2023.Her recent engagements include the role of Zina in Nico Muhly's Dark Sisters with Opera Fayetteville, Soprano Soloist in Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass and Soprano Soloist in Mozart's Missa Solemnis under the baton of Gregory Geehern of the Princeton Festival, with PMSA, Nicole in Jason Cady's modulated synth-accompanied Candy Corn with Experiments in Opera at the Flea Theatre in NYC, the role of Zohara in the world premiere of Meira Warshauer's Elijah's Violin at the Presidio of San Francisco, under the baton of Jonathan Khuner and direction by Yefim Maizel, George Crumb's Apparition, performed for George himself, at the Annenberg Center to celebrate the composer's 90th birthday, and several more world premieres. In May 2021, Alize made her debut with Beth Morrison Projects in their Next Gen concert, performing Maya Miro Johnson's "when icarus fell, was there a splash?" under the baton of Kamna Gupta. September 2021, she makes her role debut as Morgana in Alcina REVAMPED with Alter Ego Chamber Opera.
Alize is co-founder, a soprano performer and librettist with the Philadelphia-based chamber opera company Alter Ego Chamber Opera, whose mission is to tell new stories and old stories in new ways, supporting the creative voices of women, POC and other under represented artists in order to create brand new opera theatre "without the ego." Click this link to find out more about Alize's work as a librettist.
Alize Francheska is managed by Matthew Laifer Artist Management. To find out more about Alize's work and previous performance history, please visit the Press Kit.
VIDEO & AUDIO RECORDINGS
Opera & Operetta
"Die Wiener Herrn verstehen sich" (Fiakermilli) from Arabella // R. Strauss - June 2022 w/Gabriel Rebolla
"Alla selva, al prato, al fonte" (Elisa) from Il re pastore // W. A. Mozart
"Bel Piacere" from Rinaldo // Handel
"Won't someone say..." from Elegy for Young
Lovers // H. W. Henze
"Go shameless one...For riches and rank" (Phyllis) from Iolanthe // Gilbert / Sullivan
"when icarus fell, was there a splash?" (3 minute excerpts version) // Maya Miro Johnson with Beth Morrison Projects and Contemporaneous Ensemble
"Seven Impressions" // Anahita Abbasi - with Andy Theirauf, Percussion -Arcana New Music Ensemble
"Sequenza III" for Voice Staged as part of Dido and Aeneas + (role of Belinda) // Luciano Berio
Aria (with score examples) - Performed with Arcana New Music Ensemble // John Cage
Wild Angels of the Open Hills - with Emma Resmini, Flute, and Héloïse Carlean-Jones, Harp // Joseph Schwantner
Baroque & Early Music
"O s'apre al riso" from Alcina // Handel
"Sprich mir doch von der Liebe nicht/Su mio core la vendetta" from Orpheus // Telemann
"Tornami a vagheggiar" from Alcina // Handel
"Le fameux chantre de la Thrace - Fidèles échos de ces bois " from Orphée // Louis-Nicolas Clérambault