Regina Zona has been described as the "perfect voice for Strauss" and she continues to amaze audiences with her versatility. Embarking on a new path in her career, Ms. Zona’s operatic repertoire includes the heroines of Strauss and Verdi: Ariadne in Ariadne auf Naxos, Chrysothemis in Elektra, and Elisabetta in Don Carlos as well as some of the great verismo and 20th century divas: the title roles in Tosca and Vanessa.
An avid recitalist, recently Ms. Zona completed two tours of South Africa with South African pianist, Kathleen Tagg. Specializing in the performance of American Art Song, she has recorded three of the song cycles of Jake Heggie for the NAXOS American Classics Label with Ms. Tagg which is now available worldwide.
Although in the last several years she has been teaching in higher education, Ms. Zona has returned to the performing stage.
Upcoming and Recent Engagements
NAXOS CD Release Concert: "Connection: Three Song Cycles by Jake Heggie" with Kathleen Tagg, piano
September 8, 2014, New York City - Opera America National Opera Center
November 21, 2014, Philadelphia - Academy of Vocal Arts, 7:30pm
December 5, 2014 - Director/Performer - Scenes and Songs of Richard Strauss
Empire Opera, Advent Lutheran Church, New York City
May 2013 - Odabella in Verdi's Attila
Spring/Summer/Fall 2013 - Tosca in Puccini's Tosca, Vitellia in Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito and Leonora in Beethoven's Fidelio