The Diva Diaries
Follow Marianne's adventures around the globe in the world's greatest art form... OPERA!
Performing at Home with Pittsburgh Opera!

I am so excited to announce that I will be performing in my hometown of Pittsburgh this upcoming season as the Witch in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel ​ at Pittsburgh Opera!​ Performances are on Saturday, November 3 at 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m., Friday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, November 11 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets will be on-sale soon​ at​ Hope to see you there!​

Meyerbeer's Le Prophète​ Recording Now On-Sale!

I'm excited to announce that a recording of our production of Meyerbeer's Le prophète​ ​with the Essen Philharmon​ic ​at the Aalto Music Theatre in April 2017 ​is now on-sale! I​ ​sang the role of Fidès, alongside my colleagues John Osborn and Lynnette​ ​Tapia. It is the first recording based on the new edition of Meyerbeer's principal work​ so is a particularly noteworthy release.

The recording will be available here.

Home for the Holidays

I am so grateful to be able to spend some time at home in Pittsburgh this Christmas season and to get to share in the spirit of the season with others. On Friday, December 1, I was part of the annual fund drive for WQED, Pittsburgh's classical music radio station. It was a wonderful experience to be part of continuing the vibrant tradition of classical music in the area!

On Saturday, December 9th, I'll head to the Allegheny County Jail for a performance for the inmates there. The holiday season is a perfect time to give back to the community, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to bring my music to those who are incarcerated there and hopefully brighten their spirits this season.

Here I am with WQED host Anna Singer at the station!
Women of Spirit® Benefit Concert

​I had the distinct pleasure of performing in the Women of Spirit®​ Benefit ​C​oncert on November 3rd ​at Carnegie Music Hall in support of ​scholarships for Carlow University students. I was so honored to be named a ​Women of Spirit®​ in 2016, and was touched to learn that there will be a Women of Spirit Leadership Scholarship in my name now, offering $50,000 to full-time undergraduate students with financial need, and a record of academic excellence, community service through volunteerism, and leadership skills!
National Anthem at the Pirates Game!

It was a thrill to sing the National Anthem beside my friends and colleagues John Osborn, Lynnette Tapia and Kevin Glavin at the Pirates game on September 5th as they went on to a win against the Chicago Cubs! A special surprise treat was getting to meet the owner of the Pirates, Bob Nutting, down on the field!

​A HUGE t​hank you to all of my friends and family who came out to support the support the Neurofibramatosis Clinic Association (NFCA)​ and ​cheer my niece MaryKate on!
Appearance on Pittsburgh Today

While recently home in Pittsburgh, I was able to perform on Pittsburgh Today Live singing "At the River" and talking about the upcoming Women of Spirit® Benefit Concert​ on November 3rd at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Music Hall, which supports scholarships for Carlow University ​students. It gives me great joy to be able to give back to the community in this way and I can't wait for the upcoming concert!

Watch the segment here.

September 5th at the Pittsburgh Pirates!
I'll be singing the National Anthem at the Pittsburgh Pirates game on Tuesday, September 5th at 7:05 p.m. together with tenor John Osborn, soprano Lynette Tapia, and bass Kevin Glavin, as the Pirates take on the Chicago Cubs!

I'm so thrilled that many of my friends from the area will be coming to the game. We have a reserved set of seats with proceeds supporting the Neurofibramatosis Clinic Association (NFCA) for only $40, which includes a ticket and concessions value! If you call the Pirates at 412-325-4410, there may still be some space in or near our section.

As many of you know, my 15 year old niece Marykate was diagnosed with neurofibramatosis at a young age, so this game represents a chance to support a cause that is near and dear to my heart, while cheering on our Pirates!

New Year's Day at the Pittsburgh Steelers
WHAT an AMAZING first day of 2017 I had at Heinz Field! It was so much fun performing AULD LANG SYNE to a video of a 'year in past' of the Steelers games! The great band, The Stickers, played with me and the Steelers repeated it again as an encore performance at the end of a fabulous overtime WIN!

I want to thank the ENTIRE Steelers organization for such an AMAZING opportunity and a day I will never forget!

National Anthem at the Steelers vs. Giants Game!
On December 4th I had the AWESOME opportunity to sing the National Anthem at the Steelers vs. Giants game!! To sing in front of 72,000 screaming Steelers fans is something so amazing it's almost too difficult to put into words!!

I was standing on the 50 yard line waiting for the players to be announced, and I was SO "pumped up", because as the players were being announced and running onto the field, I was cheering them on and then they were coming up and "fist bumping" ME!

I then sang the Anthem immediately after, and the entire stadium got very quiet. As I ended my performance with a high note on "and the home of the brave," the audience erupted in cheers!

To top off an amazing day, the Steelers won AND I got to spend time with my family who joined me for the game!

Diva and Scholars Carlow University Names Five Women Women of Spirit® Awardees to Be Honored at April 2016 Gala
Five outstanding Women of Spirit® will be honored at Carlow University's13th Women of Spirit® Awards Gala in April 2016. Opera Singer Marianne Cornetti Joins the Pittsburgh Zoo’s Barbara Baker, UPMC’s Leslie Davis, Global Community Service Initiative’s Laura Ellsworth, and Family House’s Mary Lou McLaughlin as Awardees
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Join me on May 11, 2016 for a lecture recital in London on the dramatic mezzo soprano repertoire that I sing and the interesting character a that I portray!!!
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The Marianne Cornetti
Young Artist Scholarship

THE MARIANNE CORNETTI YOUNG ARTIST SCHOLARSHIP has been created by The Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh!

Join me on April 16th, for a GALA, THE GREAT GATSBY AFFAIR, held at the Pittsburgh Golf Club to help fund this scholarship.
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Diva and Donuts Divas and Donuts
Join me on Sunday, December 6, 2015
from 1 - 4 PM for a new masterclass series, Divas and Donuts in Alexandria.
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Read my interview with Beatriz Anton from The Voice of Galicia about my concert performance in Ferrol, Spain.
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'Burgh Vivant Interview
I had such a WONDERFUL TIME chatting
with Brian from 'Burgh Vivant!!!
(And the martini was pretty good too!!)
Here's the video and you can get the
"Full Martini" on their website at
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Marianne Cornetti 10th Anniversary Concert
The 10th Anniversary Concert
Join me on Sunday, November 1, 2015
at 3 PM at the Andrew Carnegie Free
Library & Music Hall for my
10th Anniversary Concert!!
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Thank you! Thank you! THANK YOU!!!
Together we raised $8,000 for the Neurofibromatosis Clinics Association!!!
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Trovatore in Beijing
It's so GREAT to be back in Beijing at
the National Center for the Performing
Arts with this amazing cast and crew!
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iSing! Suzhou Master Class in Suzhou
Marianne will be hosting a Master Class
at the iSING! Suzhou International Young Artists Festival in July.
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Join Marianne in Support of NFCA
Join Marianne in her support of this Pittsburgh-based charity that is helping children and adults who have been diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis.
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National Anthem
Pirates v. Braves

Marianne will perform the National Anthem to benefit the Neurofibromatosis Clinics Association.
Get your tickets by May 18!
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