"A sweet-voiced soprano"
- Kerry Lengel, The Arizona Republic
Hailed for her captivating and thoughtful work, Janine Morita Colletti is quickly making her mark in both the classical music world as well as the theatre scene as a unique artist spanning both genre and discipline.
As a performer, Janine has worked with Arizona Theatre Company, Prospect Theatre Company, Arizona Opera, Southwest Shakespeare Company, SongFest at Colburn, and Theater Works. Janine was featured in Southwest Shakespeare Company’s productions of A Christmas Carol and As You Like It, in addition to her role as leading lady in the company’s world premiere of SpellBound! a musical adaptation of the Bard’s final work Cymbeline. She has performed in several productions with Theater Works Live in Peoria, including her critically acclaimed turn as Aldonza in their production of Man of La Mancha. She had the opportunity to work with Arizona Opera as a study cover for the roles of Nanetta in Falstaff and Papagena in The Magic Flute.
Most recently Janine appeared as Hua Mulan/Pocahontas/Princess Badroulbadour in Fairfield Theater Company's production of Disenchanted! where she was able to work with the show's original off-broadway creative team.
Janine’s work as a director has been seen at the Des Moines Metro Opera where most recently as an Associate Director for their world premiere of A Thousand Acres as well as work with their Apprentice Artist scenes programs. In the world of educational theatre, Janine directed a record-selling production of Grease at Arizona State University, where she also served as the project coordinator for ASU’s New Works Reading Program, directing a staged reading of Babe: And Olympic Musical, and coordinating a workshop reading of Beth Morrison Project’s Prism. Janine's latest solo directorial project was a film version of Michael Ching's Speed Dating Tonight with Arizona State University.
Janine earned her B.M. in Vocal Performance from Ithaca College, and received an M.M. in both Opera and Musical Theatre Performance from Arizona State University.
Janine takes her unique view of the world as a multi-talented, bi-genre, biracial artist and applies that to her work: she believes that effective storytelling remains the same regardless of the genre.