John Muriello has maintained a varied performing career in opera, operetta, musical theatre, performing roles from Guglielmo in Così fan tutte to Marcello in La Bohème to Jupiter in Orpheus in the Underworld to Voltaire in Candide. He was last seen in North Carolina as Ko-Ko in a joint production of The Mikado with Opera Carolina and Piedmont Opera. Other credits include Papageno in Die Zauberflöte with Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, the title role in Kirk Meechem’s Tartuffe at the Skylight Opera Theatre in Milwaukee, the Lecturer in Dominick Argento’s monodrama A Water Bird Talk at the Skylight, and Edward Rutledge in 1776 and Don Alhambra in The Gondoliers with Seaside Music Theatre.
Muriello performed his debut recital at The Wigmore Hall in London in 2006, at the Moscow Conservatory in 2007, and has concertized throughout the lower forty-eight, singing such works as Vaughan Williams’ Hodie, the Brahms' Requiem, and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, the Fauré Requiem and Mendelssohn’s Elijah. He has participated in several contemporary music festivals, at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada, at the University of Michigan, the University of Iowa, and James Madison University. He has worked with Opera Carolina, Lyric Opera Cleveland, L’Opera Français de New York, Ohio Light Opera, Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, Seaside Music Theatre, INTAR productions in New York (world premiere of Roberto Sierra’s Terra Incognito) and with La Gran Scena Opera di New York in Australia and Germany as Miss Sylvia Bills (America’s most beloved retired diva).
Muriello is on the voice faculty at the University of Iowa.
Opera Carolina Performances:
H.M.S. Pinafore (2010–2011)