ABOUT

Samantha Schmid, lyric soprano—dedicates herself to exploring culture and communication. Recently named the winner of The American Prize in Vocal Performance (women in art song and oratorio), Ms. Schmid began the 2016–17 season as an ensemble member in Beth Morrison Projects’ world premiere of the Ouroboros TrilogyUpcoming performances include covering Ariadne in Ariadne auf Naxos (Lowell House Opera), covering Tamara in Rubinstein’s The Demon and singing in the ensemble (Commonwealth Lyric Theater), and Rusalka with Luke Housner’s ViVace Coaching Experience. A champion of contemporary and Slavic music, Ms. Schmid’s previous engagements include Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Constance (in the world premiere of Leo Hurley’s The Body Politic), Tina (Flight), Iolanta (Iolanta), Liza (The Queen of Spades), Iphigénie (Iphigénie en Tauride), Miss Ellen (Lakmé), Zlatohřbítek the Fox (The Cunning Little Vixen), Augusta’s Friend (The Ballad of Baby Doe), and Erste Dame (Die Zauberflöte). Additional recognition for her artistry includes Honorable Mention as a Finalist in The American Prize in Vocal Performance (women in opera), advancing as a national semi-finalist in the New York Lyric Opera National Vocal Competition, inauguration into the Pi Kappa Lambda national music honor society, 1st Place in the Webster University Aria Competition, and multiple awards from The National Association of Teachers of Singing. Ms. Schmid currently resides in Boston and studies voice with Penelope Bitzas of Boston University. She recently received her Professional Studies Certificate and M.M. in vocal performance from The Boston Conservatory. She also graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Music from Webster University.


WATCH

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Angels & Villains Gala

Newton City Hall, 7:30pm

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MAY

The Demon (Ensemble, Tamara - cover)

Cutler Majestic Theater (Boston, MA), 8pm

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MAY

The Demon (Ensemble, Tamara - cover)

Cutler Majestic Theater (Boston, MA), 8pm

TBA

AUG

Rusalka: Rusalka

Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Vancouver, CA),




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Presenting the Boston premiere of Rubinstein’s The Demon

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This spring, Lowell House Opera brings to life Richard Strauss' charming Ariadne auf Naxos.

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Named the Winner of The American Prize!

The Prize recognizes and rewards the best performances by classically trained vocalists in America in 2016, based on submitted recordings.

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