Soprano Badiene Magaziner was born in Philadelphia. Although Magaziner’s career was in opera and Broadway, she has become one of the foremost experts in teaching pop, rock, R&B, jazz, and gospel, as well as opera and musical theater, and is recommended by New York’s top agents, managers, and casting directors for her ability to immediately identify a problem and provide a healthy solution. Her students consist of both children and adults and they have appeared in numerous Broadway shows including Dear Evan Hansen, Fiddler on the Roof, An American in Paris, and Rent. Magaziner’s students have also been featured off-Broadway, in national touring companies, and have appeared on America’s Got Talent, X-Factor, and American Idol. Magaziner has successfully coached singers, dancers, and actors in every aspect of musical performance and was invited by Dolora Zajick to contribute her expertise yearly at the Institute for Young Dramatic Voices.
She received her Master of Music degree in voice from Juilliard, where she studied with Beverly Peck Johnson on full scholarship. She starred in La bohème and Don Pasquale at what was then called the American Opera Center. Upon graduation, Magaziner was invited to star in numerous operas and operettas throughout Europe. She appeared as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Eurydice in Orpheus and Eurydice, and alternately as Mimi and Musetta in La bohème. With the Washington Opera at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Magaziner starred as Magda Sorel in Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Consul, having been chosen for the role by the composer. Magaziner also sang the title role in Tosca with the New Orleans Opera, Connecticut Opera, Virginia Opera, Boston Opera, and the Buffalo Opera. As a finalist in the Pavarotti International Voice Competition, she was invited by the Philadelphia Opera Company to perform in several operas.
Magaziner has been on the Juilliard faculty since 2015.