Drita is a classically trained singer. Between the ages of eleven and eighteen she trained as a lyric soprano at the Music Institute of Chicago under Barbara Ann Martin. At sixteen she was in the chorus of Strauss's "Die Frau Ohne Schatten" at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Though operatic singing will always hold a special place in her heart, she has transitioned out of the world of classical music. Now her repertoir is mainly jazz, folk, rock. Below are a few recordings, one of which is an original song by Richard Dev Greene of the Pale Moon Gang. Another of which is an original cast recording of "1889" from the original musical Red Emma & The Mad Monk, in which Drita plays Rasputin. The remainder are cover songs she quickly threw together with her very talented friend Paul Hinkes (guitar, back-up vocals, sound mixing). There are many more to come – enjoy.

COVER OF ELLA FITZGERALD'S "CRY ME A RIVER"

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COVER OF JEFFERSON AIRPLANE'S "SOMEBODY TO LOVE"

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"FALL INTO THE PARTY": DUET WITH RICHARD DEV GREENE 

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"1889", RED EMMA & THE MAD MONK

"Red Emma & The Mad Monk" was put on at Ars Nova for their 2017 ANT Fest. Drita thought to herself, "I'm playing the role of a lifetime", as they glued her into a two foot beard. She, of course, was playing the infamous Rasputin. The musical has yet more life, soon going into workshop and later full production form once again.

Below is a recording of "1889", music by Teresa Lotz, book by Alexis Roblan, music directing and piano by Isaac Alter.
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