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Published on Apr 2, 2012
Ninfa Gianfala, soprano. MILK AND HONEY (Jerry Herman): Milk and Honey, with The Ronnie Kole Trio. Ninfa Gianfala grew up in New Orleans where she began her musical studies. Her vocal endowment attracted the New Orleans Opera Guild which sent her to New York City to study with Lotte Leonard at Juilliard School of Music, with scholarships from both Juilliard and the New Orleans Opera Guild. She returned briefly to New Orleans and later received her Masters of Music Degree from Louisiana State University where she performed lead operatic roles. She was soloist with the Baton Rouge Symphony and the New Orleans Summer Pops Orchestra conducted by Skitch Henderson. Her teachers at LSU were Dr. Earl Redding and Dr. Peter Paul Fuchs. After a return to New York, Gianfala won the Metropolitan Opera Auditions which gave her a place on the Met's Young Artist Roster and opportunity to study voice with Marinka Gurewich. She was the winner of the William Matheus Sullivan Award judged by Giovanni Martinelli and Fausto Cleva from the Metropolitan Opera. This culminated into a concert performance for them and a select audience at Town Hall. Her accompanist was Charles Wadsworth. She also won the American Guild of Musical Artists Award. The soprano has concertized in New York City and throughout the Southern United States. In addition to singing and pianistic accomplishments, Ninfa Gianfala has a number of musical compositions to her credit, including a musical called "Malachi". She has also written country, pop (mainstream), gospel, and orchestral compositions. She received a commendation from former President Ronald Reagan for her original composition "Miss Liberty Miss Liberty" which was written for the Statue of Liberty Celebration in New York City.