Praised by Opera News as a "standout", Gina Perregrino earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Manhattan School of Music, before participating for two seasons in Minnesota Opera’s Resident Artist Program. She also trained as an Apprentice at The Santa Fe Opera and was an Encouragement Award Winner from the Laffont Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
During the 2023-24 season, Ms. Perregrino’s engagements include Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins with the Greensboro Symphony, as well as appearing as the alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the University Musical Society in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Last season, she joined Seattle Opera to cover the leading role of Mariam in the world premiere of A Thousand Splendid Suns.
Previously, Ms. Perregrino was a member of Deutsche Oper Berlin ensemble under the auspices of her deferred Opera Foundation Scholarship. Her assignments with the DOB included the Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte, Der Missmut in Der Antikrist, Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly and covering the title role in Carmen. She also appeared as the alto soloist with the Oregon Symphony for Handel’s Messiah.
In the 2020-2021 season, Ms. Perregrino was selected to be an Opera Foundation Scholarship Singer, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic that honor was postponed to the 2021-2022 season. Instead, she joined the inaugural season of the Atlanta Opera Players, singing Jenny in Threepenny Opera and covering the title role in Carmen.
Notable operatic highlights include creating the role of Edka in the world premiere of Out of Darkness: Two Remain by Jake Heggie with The Atlanta Opera, where she has also been seen as Nica in Charlie Parker’s Yardbird, Anna I in Seven Deadly Sins, and Lupe in Frida; Stéphano in Romeo et Juliette and Clizia in L’arbore di Diana with Minnesota Opera; Paquette in Candide and Pastuchyna in Jenůfa with Santa Fe Opera; the title role in Carmen with Central City Opera; the Blindwoman in the world premiere of Shalimar the Clown with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis; and Maddalena in Rigoletto with Querido Arte in Guatemala, in a production that was broadcast on univision TeleOnce throughout Guatemala and parts of Central America.
In concert, Ms. Perregrino has been seen with the Cincinnati May Festival as part of their Dream Project, which included Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Vaughan Williams' A Tribute to Music; Phoenix Symphony for Beethoven’s Mass in C, Dallas Opera as a soloist for their Hart Institute for Women Conductors, and on stage at Lincoln Center where she sang the Brahms’ Songs with Viola.