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 will be released in the spring of 2014.
Although in the last several years she has been teaching in higher education, Ms. Zona is returning to the performing stage.
Upcoming and Recent Engagements
"Live from Hochstein"
November 20, 2013 - 12:10pm EST
Hochstein School of Music and Dance, Rochester, NY
"A Celebration of the American Voice" - Songs by Ricky Ian Gordon, William Bolcom, Jake Heggie and Jason Robert Brown
With Kathleen Tagg, piano
Streaming Live on the web at http://wxxi.org
Spring 2014 - "Connection: Three Song Cycles of Jake Heggie"
Worldwide CD Release distributed by the Naxos American Classics Label
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