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Maryelizabeth Anne Smith-Lombardini, Italian opera singer, artistic director. Winner international singing competition, Turin Opera Theater, 1984; scholar Kosciuszko Foundation, New York, 1978; postgraduate fellow Rotary International, Detroit, 1980.


Smith-Lombardini, Maryelizabeth Anne was born on September 1, 1957 in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. Daughter of John George and Alma Mary (Ross) Smith.


Bachelor of Music, University Michigan, 1979. Master of Music, University Michigan, 1980. Student, Conservatory G. Verdi, Milan, Italy, 1983.

Diploma, La Scala Opera Studio, Milan, Italy, 1984.


Apprentice Vienna (Austria) State Opera Studio, 1984—1986. Artistic director Laboratorio Lirico-Chamber Music Society, Palermo, Italy, 1994—1996. Professor State Music Conservatory A. Scontrino, Trapani, Italy, 1995—1996.

Artistic director Operalaboratorio-City of Palermo Opera, since 1997. Teacher Ars Nova Schola Cantorum, Palermo, 1991-1997, The Brass Group, Palermo, 1995-1998. Director Palermo-Detroit Cultural Exchange, City of Palermo, 1998-2002, artistic director I Solisti di Operalaboratorio Music Society, Palermo, since 2002.


  • Other Work

    • Singing debut Turin Opera Theatere, 1984, Vienna State Opera, 1985, La Scala Theater, Milan, 1991. Recordings include La Griselda (Vivaldi), Stabat Mater (Boccherini).


Participant Medical Research Benefits, M.D. Cancer Research Benefits for United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, Palermo, since 1994. Member Sicilian Chamber Music Society, Friends of the Teatro Massimo, College Music Society, Accademia Siculo-Normanna, Mu Phi Epsilon, Pi Kappa Lambda.


  • Other Interests

    House plants, reading, cats, embroidery, horseback riding.


Married Danilo Piero Luigi Lombardini, October 30, 1987.

John George Smith

Alma Mary (Ross) Smith

Danilo Piero Luigi Lombardini