AnnaMaria  Cardinalli
Ht: 5' 3" Wt: 115 lbs.
Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown
Vocal Range: Contralto
Götterdämmerung Erste Norn/Flosshilde Lincoln Center, New York Lyric Opera, 2015
Suor Angelica La Zia Principessa New York Lyric Opera, 2015
Rutter's Magnificat Contralto Caregie Hall, 2016
Premio Concurso Internacional First Place Winner Madrid-Based International Vocal Competition
Suor Angelica La Zia Principessa Tuscia Opera Festival
Carmen Carmen Art Film/Opera Collaboration with World-Class Fine Artist Martha Goetz (Ongoing)
Vivaldi's Gloria Contralto Soloist Santa Fe, NM - Combined Oratorio Societies
Die Fledermaus Ida American Chamber Opera
A Masked Ball Ulrica Art Film/Opera Collaboration with Santa Fe University of Art and Design
The Santa Fe 400th Symphony Guitar Soloist World Premiere
G.O.O.D. Morning, G.O.O.D Night Contralto Soloist Featuring Kanye West and John Legend
Additional operatic roles include: Carmen (Bizet), Ulrica (Verdi), Suzuki (Puccini), Malika (Delibes) Chicago Studio of Professional Singing
Ongoing national university lecture and recital tour Contralto and Spanish Guitar Recitalist W2 Entertainment
Gypsy Girl, Gypsy Girl Title Role Art Film/Opera Collaboration with Australian National Art Gallery
El Duo Duende Contralto Soloist and Flamenco Guitarist National Concert Tour including headlining appearances at the Newport and Healdsburg Guitar Festivals
Performances for Crown Prince of Spain Contralto Soloist and Flamenco Guitarist US Embassy Madrid
The Kennedy Center 25th Anniversary Recital Series Contralto Soloist and Flamenco Guitarist The Kennedy Center
Crossing the Wire: One Woman's Journey into the Hidden Dangers of the Afghan War Author Casemate Publishing and Open Road Integrated Media
The Song and the Sword Cover Feature New Mexico Magazine
Wikipedia Evolving Public Article Covers work featured on CNN, Fox News, and other national networks
Website Features a variety of videos Two videos have achieved YouTube's viral "most viewed" status
Fine Art Connoisseur Calls AnnaMaria's performance at the 2013 Studio Incamminati Show that of a "world class contralto"
USA Today Calls AnnaMaria's music "a tribute to the amazing people who love passionately enough to sacrifice, and have the fortitude to do it day after day."
W2 Entertainment Says "AnnaMaria offers stunning virtuosity on the Spanish guitar, and brings the darkness and sensuality of the contralto voice to the folk traditions of the Hispanic World."
The Santa Fe, New Mexican Says "...exuding romance and passion... when La Cantadora [AnnaMaria] sings, she has a deep, confident, warm burgundy contralto. Her lips... shape the sound as only the voice pouring from a throat blessed by Roman Cardinals could."
La Opinion, Los Angeles Says "Y, de paso, AnnaMaria sabe cantar... y lo hace muy bien."
Twin Circle, New York Says "One young opera singer is emerging, however, who well might make Licia Albanese proud. Her name is AnnaMaria."
Sor Juana Festival, Chicago Says "With a prodigious spirit that rivals Sor Juana, AnnaMaria marvels audiences."
The Albuquerque Journal Says "...a very deep voice that seems to mix Penitente and Gypsy styles."
Premio Concurso Internacional Says "AnnaMaria Cardinalli, una voz de contralto potente, de gran musicalidad y bello timbre! Enhorabuena por su inmenso talento!" (...a contrato of power, great musicality, and beautiful color...)
Legado y Leyenda
Flamenco Steel
El Duo Duende
Sleep With the Angels
Padre's Footsteps
Santa Fe Silver
Spain Never Sleeps
El Rosario
Sweet Night
Janice  Pantazelos,  Chicago  Studio  of  Professional  Singing
Licensed  Private  Investigator,  Military  Veteran,  Intelligence  Background,  Firearms  Skills,  Tactical  Operational  Medic,  Human  Rights  Activism,  Public  Speaker,  Lecturer
AnnaMaria  "CC"  Cardinalli  was  the  youngest  person  to  graduate  with  a  Ph.D.  from  Notre  Dame  at  the  age  of  24.    Since  then,  she  has  had  a  very  publicly  successful  career  as  a  classical  musician  and  a  far  more  quiet  career  within  the  American  military  and  intelligence  community  until  Wikileaks  and  other  sources  made  public  some  of  her  more  shocking  work.

In  response  to  the  public  reaction  to  her  findings,  Casemate  Publishing  and  Open  Road  Media  have  released  her  most  recent  book:  Crossing  the  Wire:  One  Woman's  Journey  into  the  Hidden  Dangers  of  the  Afghan  War--a  chronicle  of  her  extraordinary  experiences,  struggles,  and  discoveries  in  Afghanistan.

AnnaMaria  uncovered  a  cyclical  and  culturally-embedded  pattern  of  child  abuse  in  Afghanistan  that  breeds  a  constant  terrorist  threat  to  the  West.    Not  only  has  her  work  has  re-calibrated  both  the  Pentagon’s  and  the  United  Nations’  perception  of  the  nature  of  the  conflict  we  continue  to  face,  it  has  shed  light  on  human  rights  and  social  justice  concerns  previously  unfathomed.

Perhaps  the  most  exceptional  fact  about  AnnaMaria,  however,  is  that  despite  her  contributions  as  an  intelligence  officer,  she  has  always  maintained  an  international  performance  career  as  an  opera  singer  and  Spanish  concert  guitarist.    Exciting  new  recordings,  expressing  the  profound  patriotism  of  AnnaMaria’s  military  experience,  will  be  released  on  special  “dog  tag”  CD’s  available  with  the  book.

Proceeds  from  Crossing  the  Wire  will  go  to  benefit  two  important  charities.    First,  in  line  with  the  book’s  discoveries,  it  benefits  the  Polaris  Project—the  most  successful  worldwide  effort  to  combat  human  trafficking  and  the  sexual  exploitation  of  children.  Secondly,  it  benefits  Jam  for  Vets,  which  assists  severely  injured  young  patients  in  the  VA  hospital  system  by  providing  them  free  musical  instruments  and  instruction,  allowing  them  to  find  a  voice  and  heal.

Having  just  made  her  operatic  debut  in  Italy,  AnnaMaria's  vocal  career  has  recently  blossomed  as  her  covert  career  has  come  to  an  end.    A  rare  and  true  operatic  contralto,  she  embodies  the  darkness  and  mystery  of  her  voice  type  on  stage.