About Jeanette

 

A Brief Biography

Jeanette Sacco-Belli has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for fifty-two years. She is a classically trained true coloratura soprano – a voice known for a delicate flute-like quality which has great flexibility. She received her Masters Degree from Notre Dame de Namur University in voice performance, and her Bachelor degrees in both voice performance and music education from San Francisco State University. She is also the daughter of the late Dr. P. Peter Sacco, musician, composer, and singer.

Since the age of sixteen, Jeanette has performed professionally numerous times in the Bay Area, singing opera, oratorical, chamber music, liturgical music, solo recitals, private performances, as well as appearing as a guest soloist with various local orchestras and choirs. For the last 24 years, she has been a choral conductor for local churches and other choral groups.

Some of the operatic performances in which she has appeared in leading roles include: The Prima Donna by Arthur Benjamin, Help, Help, The Globolinks and The Telephone by Gian Carlo Menotti, La Fille du Regiment and Elixir of Love by Donizetti, Gianni Schichi and La Boheme by Puccini, The Impressario, Bastien and Bastianne, The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute and Cosi Fan Tutte, by Mozart. Some of her oratorio solo performances include: Mass in E Flat, Mass in A Flat, and Mass in G by Schubert, Mass in D Minor, Mass in C, The Creation, and Nelson-Messe By Haydn, Kantate No. 51, The Passion According to St. John by Bach, The Messiah by Handel and the Faure Requiem.

Jeanette still occasionally performs, but now dedicates most of her time and energy to teaching and her two other passions: fine art painting and playing the American Indian Flute. The Sacco-Belli Music Studio has been in business for 36 years and specializes in vocal technique and voice therapy. Jeanette has taught on the music faculty for 15 years at Canada College, 11 years at Notre Dame de Namur University, and 7 years at Skyline College.

Presently, in addition to her home studio, she continues into her 27th year on the voice faculty at  the Crestmont Conservatory of Music in San Mateo CA. Additional musical endeavors  include : guest conducting, adjudicating, teaching Vocal Master classes and clinicians. She performs on her Native Flutes for special occasions such as: honorary gatherings, anniversaries, environmental meetings, hospice healing and fund raisers for Music and Art Education.

Jeanette recently self-published her first book, The Great Spirit Says.  Jeanette also has available a meditative CD of her flute playing.  Contact her directly if you are interested in acquiring it.

 

Choral Direction and Guest Instruction

  • Aragon High School
  • Burlingame Music Club
  • Notre Dame de Namur University
  • Canada College
  • Crestmont Conservatory of Music
  • Foster City Community Chorus
  • Foundation for the Fine & Performing Arts
  • Palo Alto Junior League
  • Peninsula Cantare
  • Peninsula Musical Arts Association
  • San Mateo County Community College Education
  • Santa Rosa Junior College
  • Skyline College
  • United Methodist Church

 

Professional Organization Affiliations

Mrs. Sacco-Belli is a long-time member of several professional organizations, which include: