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UPCOMING Performances & Projects


by Pauline Viardot

The Wallis Annenburg Center for the Performing Arts
Concert of world premiere recording of Viardot & Turgenev's opera
Role: Prince Lelio

Beverly Hills, CA, March 2023

chamber music play by Mina Fisher

Presented by LUNARTS
Role: Nadia Boulanger
Madison, WI
Hamel Music Center

May 2023


Guest Artist 
Kelly Kuo, Conductor
Eugene, OR, December 2023

ONGOING Performances & Projects

a chamber music play by Mina Fisher


The legendary Nadia Boulanger comes to vivid and layered life— delving into her complexity, musically and personally, this play is a rare privilege to explore and share. The hybrid one-woman-play and chamber music program has intrigued and moved audiences wherever it goes.

song and cyles of Dominick Argento

Argento's sublime voice was a gift to the world and I am privileged to have known him as a friend. This extraordinary cycle, epistolary in form (Argento was deeply attuned to literature and loved the prose and correspondence of musical and literary figures), for baritone, mezzo and piano took my breath away when I first learned it. I was deeply enamoured, and remain so at the ravishing A Few Words About Chekhov. It inspired the building the program that follows here, and led to a forthcoming recording of this work and 3 other previously unrecorded cycles of Argento. The collection, on Bridge Records, with the exquisite Jesse Blumberg and the incomparable pianists Martin Katz and JJ Penna, will be released in 2023.

a chamber music play

a dramatic song cycle by Steven Mark Kohn

by Mina Fisher

Written for me for the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment, I play the role of Susan B. Anthony and four other characters who took part in her trial in 1873 for the crime of voting while being a woman. The cycle paints a clear, varied, lyrical, jaunty, irreverent, and yet solemn portrait of this fraught moment in the history of Women's Suffrage in the U.S., inviting reflection on the continued progress and devastating challenges of this country's ongoing story.

a trio recital of American song

Created for baritone Andrew Garland, pianist Kelly Kuo, and me, this program was built around the Argento cycle described above, and also resulted in the commission of a setting of Whitman's To A Stranger by Edie Hill. We gave the premiere at the University of Texas in Austin, and continue to tour and expand the program. In addition to these two duets, we each perform two other cycles, including Jared Hedges stunning Nelly Bly at Blackwell's Island, Gabriel Kahane's practically canonic comic Craiglistlieder and the hilarious and irreverent Missed Connections, by Sam Krahn.

RECENT Performances & Projects, see below for more

Guest SoloistDecember 2022

Composer: Jake Heggie, Librettist: Gene Sheer
Role Debut: Madeline, July 2022

Recording of 2019 World Premiere of STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME
Composer: Gerald Cohen, Librettist: Deborah Brevoort

Role: Manja Pollack, May 2022

OPERA de TENERIFE: Florencia en el Amazonas
Spanish premiere of Daniel Catán's Márquez-inspired opera.
Librettist: Marcela Fuentes-Berain
Role: Paula, 
March 2022

ADJUDICATOR: The Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition
Judged for the St. Louis and San Diego district rounds, January 2022

NADIA: A Chamber Music Play
Title role of the legendary Nadia Boulanger
Lebanon Valley College, October 2021

Composer Librettist Development Program

Two weeks of courses on text setting with the winning teams of the 2021 CLDP competition.
Opera America Center, September 2021

RECENT Performances & Projects continued

  • Mary Johnson in Fellow Travelers at Opera Madison - 2020

  • The title role in Nadia: A Chamber Music Play at Pequot Lakes Performing Arts Center, the Reif Center, and the College of St. Scholastica - 2020

  • Miss Jessel in The Turn of the Screw with On Site Opera - 2019

  • When Worlds Collide trio recital with Andrew Garland, baritone, and Kelly Kuo, piano at the University of Colorado Boulder - 2019

  • Oreste in La belle Hélène at the Lakes Area Music Festival - 2019

  • Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro at Opera Colorado - 2019

  • Soloist in Resphighi's Il tramonto with the Minnesota Chamber Music Society - 2019

  • Sister James in Doubt on PBS' Great Performances Broadcast of the world premiere - 2019

  • Paula in Florencia en el Amazonas at San Diego Opera - 2018

  • Paula in Florencia en el Amazonas at Madison Opera - 2018

  • Mary Johnson in Fellow Travelers at Minnesota Opera - 2018

  • Soloist in quartet for Madison Opera's "Opera in the Park" with Madison Symphony - 2017

  • Der Komponist in Adriadne auf Naxos at Berkshire Opera Festival - 2017

  • Amore in the North American Premiere of Diana's Garden at Minnesota Opera - 2017

  • Lucy in the World Premiere of Dinner at Eight at Minnesota Opera - 2017

  • Soloist in Pergolesi's Stabat Mater with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra - 2017

  • Soloist in Bach's St. Matthew Passion with the Colorado Symphony - 2017

  • Niklausse in Les Contes D'Hoffmann at Madison Opera - 2016

  • Carrie in World Premiere and the Naxos Live recording of Sister Carrie with the Florentine Opera Company - 2016

  • Orfeo in Orfeo ed Euridice (Act III) with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra - 2016


  • More than 50 operatic roles in the U.S. and beyond 

  • Named a Distinguished Vocal Artist of the American Prize, 2021

  • 7 opera world premieresSister Carrie (title role), VolponeThe Manchurian CandidateDoubtDinner at EightSteal a Pencil for MeEdward Tulane 

  • 3 North American opera premieres: Pinocchio in The Adventures of Pinocchio, The Barbarian Girl in Waiting for the Barbarians, Amore in L'arbore di Diana (Diana's Garden).

  • 5 world premiere recordingsLe Dernier Sorcier, Durey Rediscovered, Exhilaration: Dickinson Songs, Parables, A Few Words About Chekhov

  • Carmen and Salome in Valencia with Elina Garanca, Carlos Alvarez, and Angel Blue - Maestros Lorin Maazel and Zubin Mehta

  • Recitals at the Barns of Wolf TrapWeill Hall at Carnegie Hall, and the Millenium Stage of the Kennedy Center

  • Alto Soloist in Elijah with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Bryn Terfel

  • Alto Soloist in Mahler's Symphony No.2 with Osmo Vanska leading the Minnesota Orchestra

  • Doubt Broadcast on Great Performances

  • Over 100 performances of Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro

  • 5 Appearances with New York Festival of Song

  • Projects with contemporary composers and librettists: Philip Glass, Dominick Argento, William Bolcom, Kevin Puts, Paola Prestini, Jeffrey Van, Robert Aldridge, Jonathan Dove, Edie Hill, Steven Mark Kohn, Sam Krahn, Mark Campbell, Herschel Garfein, Gregg Kallor, Reinaldo Moya, Jake Runestad, and Gregory Spears.

Career Highlights
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