As singers, we are often faced with many challenges in order to do our best. I made it as a finalist in Weikersheim, but the journey to get there was intense! First I flew from Los Angeles to Vienna which was a 20hr+ journey, then after a day in Vienna, I took a 7hr train trip from Vienna to Weikersheim. I spent 2 days there prior to my audition to have time to relax and adjust. The night before I only got 3hrs sleep and woke up bright and early at 4am the morning of my audition😳. While my voice felt in food shape, my body felt weak and my head was in a daze. Even though I put a lot of energy into giving my best performance, unfortunately it was not my best.
Looking forward to going on a cruise with my family! I was introduced to cruising when I sang as a Headline Entertainer for Crystal Cruises through the Mediterranean and Alaska and later with Cunard where I cruised through the Middle East. I was on my early 20s and it was a great way to see the world!
However, I would not say I consider cruising as a means for travel. While travel is of course part of it, I consider it more as a way to vacation with family. The travel aspect of cruising is quite constrictive, so while I enjoy getting off the ship, it’s more about the amenities the ship offers. We always get 1 cabin, for 4 adults: very close quarters which creates the perfect scenario for a comedy!! We also enjoy going to nice dinners and seeing shows together as a family. This will only be a 4 day cruise starting in Long Beach, 1 day in Catalina (I’ve never been), 1 day in Baja California and 1 day at sea. The cruise will be over New Year’s Eve and the cruise always creates a great atmosphere for celebrating.
I’ve had such a wonderful 2018! I made my role debut as Despina in Mozart’s Così fan tutte where I was partnered with the renowned La Scala basso buffo, Bruno Praticò, as Don Alfonso at the Teatro del Pavone in Perugia, Italy. Within a couple of days, I made my role debut as Musetta in Puccini’s La bohème with the Opernspiele Munot in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. In addition, I’ve done a lot of traveling for both work and pleasures including: Cabo, Chicago, Prague, Sorrento, Varna as well as traveling to 3 new countries: Cyprus, Portugal and Serbia. I then ended the year by joining the roster of Vox International Artists for worldwide representation. Watch this 1min video to see my year in review: Lisa Algozzini – Looking Back on 2018.
I’m looking forward to what 2019 has in store, so to stay up to date as she performs around the world, follow her:
Click here to read Lisa’s December 2018 Newsletter: on Lisa Algozzini reflecting back on her 2018 and is looking forward to 2019!
When I was young, my parents tried to expose to as many different things as possible. When I was 7, my parents got me season tickets to see the Galaxy a soccer (European football) team and the opera. I enjoyed both very much! I ended up in playing on a soccer team for 10 years and choosing opera as a career.
So, when I go home I love my family’s enthusiasm for just being up for pretty much anything. We were given court side seats to 2 basketball games at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles with the LA Clippers. My mom is a basketball fan, but I’m honestly didn’t know so much about the game.
My whole family had so much fun! There was such a huge energy in the stadium and I loved being so close to the court that I really felt a part of the game.