A native of Chicago, JACQUELINE PICCOLINO is a first-year Adler Fellow who made her San Francisco Opera debut last summer as Stella in Les Contes d'Hoffmann and returned this fall as a maid in the world premiere of Dolores Claiborne. As a participant in the 2012 and 2013 Merola Opera Program, the soprano appeared as Countess Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro) and in scenes as Arminda (La Finta Giardiniera). As a studio artist with Wolf Trap Opera Company, she has appeared in that company’s productions of The Inquisitive Women, Sweeney Todd, and Les Contes d'Hoffmann. Other career highlights include appearing in the Napa Festival del Sole’s Bouchaine Young Artist Concert Series and participating in the Houston Grand Opera Young Artist Vocal Academy. Piccolino is a recipient of the Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshana Foundation and winner of the New York Lyric Opera Theatre Competition and the Bel Canto Competition.