Musical Theater Director
Voice and Piano Instructor
Lyric Mezzo-Soprano Antonia Botti-Lodovico has been teaching voice and piano with Batavia Studios since 2014. Along with Urmi Batavia she built Batavia Studio's Theater program and has served as Director and Music Director for nine shows with Batavia Studios including Matilda (2019) Peter Pan Jr. (2019), Beauty and the Beast Jr. (2018), Once Upon A Mattress (2018), James and the Giant Peach Jr. (2017) Kids on Broadway (2016), Into the Woods Jr. (2016), Aladdin Jr. (2015), and The Little Mermaid Jr. (2015). As a performer, Ms. Botti-Lodovico is a Resident Artist Alumna with Pittsburgh Opera. Most recently in the 2019-2020 season she has been seen on stage as Zerlina in Kristine McIntyre's Film Noir production of Don Giovanni, Ruggiero in Alcina, DeeDee Reyes in The Last American Hammer, and Mercédès in Carmen. In the 2018-2019 season with Pittsburgh Opera Ms. Botti-Lodovico performed the role of Idamante in afterWARds: Mozart's Idomeneo Reimagined with a ``smooth, appealingly warm mezzo-soprano voice`` (Pittsburgh in the Round). In 2018 she sang the role of Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly as well as a performance of Hansel in Pittsburgh Opera's Hansel and Gretel. Ms. Botti-Lodovico was a Young Artist with Des Moines Metro Opera in the summers of 2016 and 2017 where she performed the role of Rosette in their Emmy Award winning production of Manon and covered the role of Petra in A Little Night Music. As a crossover artist Ms. Botti-Lodovico performed the role of Franca in The Light in the Piazza with Front Porch Theatricals in 2015 and was described as having a ``voice that could fuel a small city`` (Pittsburgh City Paper). A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Ms. Botti-Lodovico holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Cleveland Institute of Music and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Roosevelt University, Chicago College of the Performing Arts.