Performing Members

Marianna Vagnini-Dadamo

Lyric-Spinto Soprano

Soprano Marianna Vagnini’s singing has taken her to many stages around the world including Italy, Germany, France, Spain and Russia.

Her favorite operatic roles include Mimi in La Boheme, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte, the Countess in the Marriage of Figaro, Elizabetta in Don Carlo, and the tite role in Suor Angelica. Connecticut audiences have seen her as soloist with Connecticut Concert Opera, The Stamford Mastersingers, the Shubert theatre, The Palace Theater, and the Waterbury Symphony. Most recent roles in Connecticut were at the Palace theater as Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, at the Warner theatre as Carlotta in Maury Yeston’s Phantom and as Ida Strauss in Titanic.

A recent recipient of the Waterbury Foundation’s Sendzimir Award,

Marianna has released a new CD entitled "Our Souls Take Flight" -- a compilation of original and newly arranged songs of inspiration by composer/arranger Frank Pisani and lyricist Bonny Gilbert Ashe. It is available locally and through Besides being a Performing Member of PWSA, Marianna is also a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, maintaining a private voice studio, and is on the Music Faculty at both Waterbury Arts Magnet School, and Naugatuck Valley Community College, both in Waterbury, Connecticut. Her greatest productions, however, are son Vincent and daughter Sofia. They make their home, along with her husband, guitarist/singer Tony Dadamo, in Naugatuck, CT.