RONDA L. PAOLETTI (soprano), was recently a featured soprano soloist with the First Coast Opera in St. Augustine, Florida, in their November concert entitled “Grandi Voci: Voices of Love,” where she sang scenes and arias from “Lucia di Lammermoor”, “Don Pasquale”, and “The Marriage of Figaro”. She has performed with FCO in their performance of “Voices of Love – Encore”, with the Delray Beach, Florida Chorale and Orchestra and sang the soprano solos in Orff’s Carmina Burana at the Clay Center of the Performing Arts in Charleston, WV. Ronda sang the Mozart Exultate, jubilate…Alleluja in Daejon, South Korea in April 2010. She is a past district winner (Orlando, FL) of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and national finalist in the Singer of the Year Competition, where she received the Harvey Ringel Award. She was also a district winner (Florida) of the McAllister Awards and first runner up in the Bel Canto Voice Competition. As a soprano soloist, Ronda has appeared with First Coast Opera, the West Virginia Symphony/Opera, the Columbia Lyric Opera, Pensacola opera, Treasure Coast Opera, The University of North Texas Opera Theater, the Bay View Summer Music Festival, Broward Community College and Orchestra, the Plantation United Methodist Church Concert Series and the East Texas Chamber Ensemble. She was a guest artist at the University of Miami Opera Gala and at the Arts and Culture Center in Miami, FL. Ms. Paoletti teaches at the Valwood School, a private school in Valdosta, Georgia, and maintains a private voice studio.