Paulette Maria Penzvalto is currently engaged as a Professional Intern at The Juilliard School (Special Projects, Development and Branding Initiatives) and was recently named an Alternate to the Fulbright Scholar Program (Budapest, Hungary). She graduated in June with an Artist Diploma in Opera Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music studying with Bill McGraw, where she was named a Corbett Scholar, President of the Graduate Student Governance Association and sang Tisbe in La Cenerentola and Cornelia in Giulio Cesare. She appeared as Flora in Indianapolis Opera's 2011 production of La Traviata, and was praised by Opera News for her "Lovely singing" after her mainstage debut as Dryade in IO's production of Ariadne auf Naxos. She was a 2010 Resident Artist with Des Moines Metro Opera, and was invited to return for their 2011 season to cover Mother Marie in their production of The Dialogues of the Carmelites. As a Young Artist with Indianapolis Opera, she performed the role of Katisha in The Mikado for their Residency program and was selected to be a 2009 Tri-State regional finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Awards, performing in the final at Clowes Hall. As a 2009 Young Artist at Cedar Rapids Opera, she covered the role of Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte. In 2008, Ms. Penzvalto completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Voice (with Distinction) at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, Wales, where she studied with Ms. Buddug Verona James and was recipient of the Sir Geraint Evans Scholarship. She was chosen to be a BBC Choral Scholar and recorded numerous choral works under the baton of Sir Richard Hickox, Adrian Partington and Thierry Fischer. In 2007, she was contracted by Maestro Alain Cherel to be the soloist in Poulenc's Gloria and Vivaldi's Gloria at "Concert Maîtrise St Léonard" in Fougeres, France and in 2006, she sang the role of Maddalena in Rigoletto with the New Operafestival di Roma in Italy.