Gabriella Sam, Penn State University

Born in New York, Soprano Gabriella Sam has studied at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music under the guidance of Dr. Gwendolyn Detwiler. Currently, Ms. Sam has had the honor to teach at Penn State University in Musical Theater voice.

Opera roles performed include: Lily in Porgy and Bess, Ann Putnam in Robert Ward’s The Crucible, Mayme 
in Ricky Ian Gordon’s Intimate Apparel, Fox in Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, Mother
in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Suor Angelica in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, New Prioress in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, Musetta
in Puccini’s La Bohème, Mrs. Ford in Nicolai’s Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor, and Despina in Mozart’s Così fan tutte. Ms. Sam has also covered the roles of Bess in Porgy and Bess and the Glimmerglass Festival as well as the Foreign Princess in Rusalka at the Des Moines Metro Opera. At Cincinnati opera she has also had the honor of covering the roles of Ariadne in Ariadne auf Naxos and Serena in Porgy and Bess.

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