In 2005, [ADRIENNE SCHRAM] auditioned in Washington D.C. for the Opera festival di Roma and was chosen to perform big music on a big stage in Rome. "I was there for a summer. I really got to see the city. I walked past the Pantheon every day. I performed in two operas, Suor Angelica and Marriage of Figaro and one recital. The operas were performed in full costume with music provided by a professional Italian orchestra. It was really quite a wonderful experience."