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Opera Roles

Rusalka Rusalka ViVace (Victoria/Vancouver Coaching Experience) Housner 2017
Tamara (cover) The Demon (Rubinstein) Commonwealth Lyric Theater, Boston Yankovskaya/Prokhorov 2017
Ariadne (cover) Ariadne auf Naxos Lowell House Opera, Boston Jones/Myhrum 2017
Donna Elvira Don Giovanni Opera in the Ozarks Cockrell/Swedberg 2016
Constance (world premiere) The Body Politic (L. Hurley) Juventas New Music Ensemble, Boston Yankovskaya/Ty 2016
Tina Flight The Boston Conservatory Altenbach/Pape 2015
Iolanta (concert performance) Iolanta Russian Opera Workshop, Philadelphia Meirson/Auerbach/Scanlon 2015
Liza Pikovaya Dama Lowell House Opera, Boston Yankovskaya/Myhrum 2015
Iphigénie Iphigénie en Tauride The Boston Conservatory Altenbach/Pape 2015
Miss Ellen (cover) Lakmé Lowell House Opera, Boston Yankovskaya/Myhrum 2014
Zlatohřbítek the Fox (cover) Příhody lišky Bystroušky The Boston Conservatory Altenbach/Pape 2013
Augusta’s Friend, Mary The Ballad of Baby Doe Winter Opera St. Louis Jarvi/Toulson 2013
Erste Dame Die Zauberflöte FAVA in Salzburg Brown/Smith 2011

Opera & Musical Theater Scenes

Mimì La Bohème Opera in the Ozarks Battey/Parkinson 2016
Anita West Side Story Opera in the Ozarks Ferrell/Hudson 2016
Frau Fluth Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor The Boston Conservatory Collier/Pape 2016
Fiordiligi Così fan tutte The Boston Conservatory Collier/Troup 2015
Susannah Susannah The Boston Conservatory Collier/Troup 2014
Alice Ford Falstaff Webster University, St. Louis Nelson/Ayllón 2011
Magda de Civry La Rondine Webster University, St. Louis Ludwa/Troup 2011
Donna Elvira Don Giovanni Webster University, St. Louis Ludwa/Troup 2011
Annina The Saint of Bleecker Street Webster University, St. Louis Nelson/Ayllón 2010

 

Ensemble Experience

Carmen Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras Cortese/Berkeley 2018
Orleanskaya Deva Odyssey Opera, Boston Rose 2017
The Demon (Rubinstein) Commonwealth Lyric Theater, Boston Yankovskaya/Prokhorov 2017
Eugene Onegin Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras Cortese/Berkeley 2017
Ouroboros Trilogy: Madame White Snake, Naga, & Gilgamesh (two world premieres) Beth Morrison Projects Shui/Kuan/Wachner/Counts 2016
Il Tabarro/Pagliacci Opera in the Ozarks Cockrell/Hudson 2016
Otello Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras Cortese/Berkeley 2016
Un Ballo in Maschera Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras Cortese/Berkeley 2015
Lakmé Lowell House Opera, Boston Yankovskaya/Myhrum 2014
Tosca Winter Opera St. Louis Jarvi/Freiman 2013
La Bohème Winter Opera St. Louis Savia/Freiman 2012

 

Recital Work

Pothos (Jonathan Russ, 2014), The Boston Conservatory, April 19, 2015

End of an Era (Master’s Recital), Seully Hall at The Boston Conservatory, March 7, 2015

Turn the Page: A Lyric Love Story, Winifred Moore Auditorium at Webster University (Saint Louis), August 25, 2013

Liederabend, Schloss Frohnburg (Salzburg, Austria), August 9, 2011

Buder Scholarship Select Recital, Community Music School at Webster University (Saint Louis), June 5, 2011

Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Honors Convocation, Community Music School at Webster University (Saint Louis), May 6, 2011

Competition Winners and Webster University Symphony Orchestra, First Baptist Church (Saint Louis), May 1, 2011

Department of Music Honors Convocation, Winifred Moore Auditorium at Webster University (Saint Louis), April 28, 2011

Senior Recital, Thompson House Recital Hall at Webster University (Saint Louis), March 18, 2011

National Opera Week 2010A concert featuring select voice students of Webster University, Plaza Frontenac (Saint Louis), November 6, 2010

Buder Scholarship Recipients Recital, Thompson House Recital Hall at Webster University (Saint Louis), October 14, 2010

Junior Recital, Thompson House Recital Hall at Webster University (Saint Louis), February 18, 2010

Student Recital, Haus Hofmannsthal (Vienna, Austria), May 5, 2009

 

Professional Experience

Odyssey Opera, Boston, Gil Rose (artistic director), 2017

Beth Morrison Projects, Boston, Beth Morrison (creative producer) and Jecca Barry (general manager), 2016

Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point, Eureka Springs (AK), Thomas Cockrell (artistic director), 2016

Juventas New Music Ensemble, Boston, Lidiya Yankovskaya (music director), 2016

Russian Opera Workshop Young Artist, Philadelphia, Ghenady Meirson (founder and music director), July 2015

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras Opera Ensemble, Federico Cortese (music director) & Lidiya Yankovskaya (chorus master), 2015-2017

Lowell House Opera, Boston, Edward Elwyn Jones (music director) & Roxanna Myrhum (stage director), Lidiya Yankovskaya (former music director, ’14-’15), 2014-2017

Winter Opera Saint Louis, Gina Galati (artistic director), 2012-2013

Saint Louis Symphony Chorus, Amy Kaiser (music director), 2011-2013

St. John the Apostle & Evangelist Seasonal Schola & Soprano Soloist, Saint Louis, Don Massey (music director), 2011-2013

Franco-American Vocal Academy, Salzburg, Austria, Frédérique Added and William Lewis (directors), Summer 2011

 

Awards & Honors

Winner (1st Place) The American Prize in Voice, College/University Women, Art Song Division 2016
Honorable Mention; National Finalist The American Prize in Voice, College/University Women, Opera Division 2016
First Round Finalist Classical Singer Vocal Competition, Young Artist Division 2016
National Semi-Finalist New York Lyric Opera National Vocal Competition, Northern Region (Division II) 2016
Member Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, Gamma Psi Chapter of The Boston Conservatory 2015
First Round Finalist Classical Singer Vocal Competition, University Division 2013
1st Place National Society of Arts & Letters, Shirley Rabb Winston Scholarship in Voice, St. Louis Chapter 2011
1st Place Webster University Aria Competition 2010
1st Place NATS Auditions, Missouri Region, Senior Women Division 2010
3rd Place NATS Auditions, Central Tri-State Region, Junior Women Division 2009
Honorable Mention NATS Auditions, Missouri Region, Sophomore Women Division 2008

 

Education

The Boston Conservatory, Professional Studies Certificate in Voice Performance, 2016
MM in Voice Performance, 2015

 

Webster University, BA in Music, Minors in French & German, 2011
Summa cum laude, Departmental Honors
Thesis: Lost in Translation: The Norwegian Romances of Edvard Grieg

 

Voice Teachers

Coaches

Conductors

Directors

Penelope Bitzas
Kerry Deal, D.M.A.
Christine Armistead
Debby Lennon
Michael Strauss
Mark Ferrell
James Myers
Ghenady Meirson
Elise Auerbach
Michele Scanlon
Jean Anderson Collier
Alice Nelson
Gail Hintz
Robert Ayllón
Edward Elwyn Jones
Julian Wachner
Carolyn Kuan
Lan Shui
Thomas Cockrell, D.M.A.
Lidiya Yankovskaya
Andrew Altenbach
Federico Cortese
Steven Jarvi
Amy Kaiser
Chris Ludwa, D.M.A.
David Asher Brown
Robert Swedberg
Giselle Ty
Nathan Troup
Johnathon Pape
Roxanna Myhrum
Edward Berkeley
David Carl Toulson
Michael Shell
Michael Counts
JJ Hudson
Gillian Smith
Mark Freiman

 

Masterclasses

Maria Kanyova, soprano, Opera in the Ozarks, July 1, 2016

Erick Wolfe, fight choreographer, Opera in the Ozarks, June 2016

Kelly Kaduce, soprano, The Boston Conservatory, October 8, 2015

Tony Arnold, soprano, The Boston Conservatory, September 25, 2015

William Stone, baritone, Russian Opera Workshop, July 17, 2015

Michael Eberhard, Artistic Administrator at Opera Philadelphia, Russian Opera Workshop, July 10, 2015

Maria Lyudko, coloratura soprano, Professor of Voice at St. Petersburg Conservatory, Lowell House Opera, October 26, 2014

Susan Shiplett Ashbaker, industry professional, The Boston Conservatory, February 24, 2014

Wolfgang Brendel, baritone, The Boston Conservatory, November 18, 2013

Manfred Mayrhofer, conductor, FAVA (Salzburg), August 6, 2011

Christine Brewer, dramatic soprano, Webster University Saint Louis

 March 5, 2009
 September 25, 2009
 October 14, 2010

 

Languages Performed

Czech, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Latin, Mende, Norwegian (Bokmål), Portuguese, Russian, Sanskrit, Spanish, Swedish

 

Languages Studied

 French (6 years)
 German (4 years; lived in Austria)
 Russian (1 semester)
 Italian (1 semester)

 

Additional Training

Stage Combat

 

Instrumental Training
 Viola (9 years)

 

Musical Theatre
 Role: Aida – Aida (2006)
Pit Orchestra: My Fair Lady (2004), Singing in the Rain (2007)

 

Jazz
 Theory & Style (2007-2011)
 Improvisation (2010)

 

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