OPERA

2012-13

Angela Peralta (Roger Bourland/Mitchell Morris) “Angela”
WORLD PREMIERE
Schoenberg Hall, UCLA
Los Angeles
Neal Stulberg, cond.; Peter Kazaras, dir.

2009

The Fairy Queen (Henry Purcell) “The Fairy Queen”
WORLD PREMIERE of new adaptation
Astoria Music Festival
Astoria, OR
Keith Clark, cond.; Catherine Turocy, dir./choreog.

2007

Journey Into Egypt (Roger Bourland) “Hepzibah”
WORLD PREMIERE
Schoenberg Hall, UCLA
Los Angeles

2005

Lorca, Child of the Moon (Ian Krouse) “The Mother”
(Blood Wedding)
WORLD PREMIERE
Freud Playhouse, UCLA
Los Angeles
Jonathan Stockhammer, cond.; Margarita Galban, dir.


2004

“Pops” Gala, “Brush Up Your Shakespeare”
Pasadena Pops Orchestra; Descanso Gardens, La Cañada
Rachael Worby, cond. Music by Verdi, Berlioz, Bernstein, Porter, a.o.


2002

The Bassarids (Hans Werner Henze) "Autonoe"
Royal Concertgebouw Concert Hall, Amsterdam
VARA Concerts (Netherlands Radio)
Netherlands Radio Symphony, Netherlands Radio Chorus
Markus Stenz, cond.
INTERNATIONAL RADIO BROADCAST


1999

The Noblest Game, Four Soliloquies (David Diamond )
WORLD PREMIERE “Sabina”
New York City Opera
Columbia University’s Miller Theater, New York;
George Manahan, cond

Esther (Hugo Weisgall) Title Role: "Esther"
CD RECORDING: Milken Archive of American Jewish Music
Seattle Symphony
Gerard Schwarz, cond.

Blood on the Dining Room Floor (Jonathan Sheffer) "Gertrude Stein"
WORLD PREMIERE, orchestrated version
EOS Chamber Orchestra
Guggenheim Museum, New York City
Jonathan Sheffer, cond.; Peter Kazaras, dir.


1998

Opera Gala
California Philharmonic, The Los Angeles Arboretum
Victor Vener, cond.

Ariodante (Handel) "Ginevra"
Dallas Opera
Graeme Jenkins, cond.; John Copley, dir.
PUBLIC RADIO BROADCAST

1997

Hopper's Wife (Steward Wallace / Michael Korie)
Title Role: "Hedda Hopper"
WORLD PREMIERE
Long Beach Opera
Michael Barrett, cond.; Christopher Alden, dir.

Carmen (Bizet) Title Role: "Carmen"
Orchestra London Canada
Mark Laycock, cond.

Lucrezia (Handel) Title Role: "Lucrezia"
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
EOS Chamber Symphony
Jonathan Sheffer, cond.; Stephen Wadsworth, dir.

Nixon in China (Adams), Act III "Pat Nixon"
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
EOS Chamber Symphony
Jonathan Sheffer, cond.; Peter Kazaras, dir.


1996

Opera Gala, New Year's Eve Concert
Santa Barbara Symphony
Giselle Ben-Dor, cond.

Harvey Milk (Stewart Wallace / Michael Korie)
"Dianne Feinstein/Hooker/Beard"
WEST COAST PREMIERE
San Francisco Opera
Donald Runnicles, cond.; Christopher Alden, dir.

CD RECORDING: Teldec
San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Donald Runnicles, cond.

Carmen (Bizet) Title Role: "Carmen"
Princeton Chamber Orchestra
Mark Laycock, cond.

Opera Gala - "Bravo, Colorado!" Summer Festival, Vail
Detroit Symphony
David Alan Miller, cond.

Dreamkeepers (David Carlson / Aden Ross) "Ela"
WORLD PREMIERE
Utah Opera (State Bi-Centennial Celebration)
Stewart Robertson, cond.; Ann Ewers, dir.
PUBLIC RADIO BROADCAST


1995

Harvey Milk (Stewart Wallace / Michael Korie)
"Dianne Feinstein/Mama/Hooker"
WORLD PREMIERE
Houston Grand Opera
Ward Holmquist, cond.; Christopher Alden, dir.
RADIO BROADCAST

Harvey Milk (Stewart Wallace / Michael Korie)
"Dianne Feinstein/Mama/Hooker"
New York City Opera
Christopher Keene, cond.; Christopher Alden, dir.

Ariodante (Handel) "Ginevra"
Göttingen Handel Festival, Germany
Nicholas McGegan, cond.; Drew Minter, dir.

Ariodante (Handel) "Ginevra"
CD RECORDING: Harmonia Mundi USA
Freiburger Barockorchester
Nicholas McGegan, cond.
WINNER - GRAMOPHONE "1996 RECORD OF THE YEAR"

Opera Gala, Season Finale
Annapolis Symphony
Giselle Ben-Dor, cond.


1994

Giustino (Handel) "Fortuna"
Göttingen Handel Festival
Nicholas McGegan, cond.

CD RECORDING: Harmonia Mundi USA
Freiburger Barockorchester
Nicholas McGegan, cond.


1993

Radamisto (Handel) "Zenobia"
Göttingen Handel Festival
Nicholas McGegan, cond.; Drew Minter, dir.

CD RECORDING: Harmonia Mundi USA
Nicholas McGegan/Freiburger Barockorchester

Radamisto (Handel) "Zenobia"
Halle Handel Festival, Germany
Nicholas McGegan, cond.; Drew Minter, dir.

Song of Majnun (Bright Sheng / Andrew Porter) "Layla"
San Francisco Symphony
Bright Sheng, cond.

Candide (Bernstein) "Paquette"
San Francisco Symphony
David Zinman, cond.


1992

Ottone (Handel) "Gismonda"
Göttingen Handel Festival
Nicholas McGegan, cond.; Drew Minter, dir.

CD RECORDING: Harmonia Mundi USA
Nicholas McGegan/Freiburger Barockorchester

Ottone (Handel) "Gismonda"
Halle Handel Festival
Nicholas McGegan,. cond.; Drew Minter, dir.

Mitridate (Mozart) "Aspasia"
Mostly Mozart Festival
Gerard Schwarz, cond.

The Ghosts of Versailles (John Corigliano/William Hoffman)
"Marie Antoinette" cover for Teresa Stratas
WORLD PREMIERE
Metropolitan Opera
James Levine, cond.; Colin Graham, dir.

Der Rosenkavalier (R. Strauss) "Marianne"
Metropolitan Opera;
James Levine, cond.; Nat Merrill, dir.;
"TEXACO" INTERNATIONAL RADIO BROADCAST

Die Zauberflöte (Mozart) "1st Lady"
Metropolitan Opera J
James Levine, cond.; Guus Mostaart / David Hockney, dir.
"TEXACO" INTERNATIONAL RADIO BROADCAST

Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss) "Rosalinde" cover
Metropolitan Opera;
Julius Rudel, cond.; Otto Schenk, dir.

The Ghosts of Versailles (Corigliano) excerpts "Marie Antoinette"
The Bowdoin Festival, Brunswick, ME
John Corigliano



1991

La Clemenza di Tito (Mozart) "Vitellia"
Edinburgh Festival and Glasgow
Scottish Opera
Nicholas McGegan, cond.; Stephen Wadsworth, dir.

Beatrice di Tenda (Bellini) Title Role: "Beatrice"
Antibes Festival de Bel Canto, France
Le Chantier Naval
L'Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse
Alain Guingal, cond.

Semiramide, Bianca e Falliero, La Donna dell' Lago
(Rossini Gala - arias / duets / scenas)
Antibes Festival de Bel Canto, Le Chantier Naval
L'Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse
Evelino Pido, cond.

Don Giovanni (Mozart) "Donna Elvira"
Seattle Opera
Gerard Schwarz, cond.; Christopher Alden, dir.

Die Zauberflöte (Mozart) "1st Lady"
Metropolitan Opera
Julius Rudel, cond.; Guus Mostaart/David Hockney, dir.
"TEXACO" INTERNATIONAL RADIO BROADCAST

Der Rosenkavalier (R. Strauss) "Marianne"
Metropolitan Opera;
Carlos Kleiber, cond.; Nat Merrill, dir.
"TEXACO" INTERNATIONAL RADIO BROADCAST

Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss) "Rosalinde" cover
Metropolitan Opera;
Julius Rudel, cond.; Otto Schenk, dir.

1990 Die Zauberflöte (Mozart) "1st Lady"
Premiere, David Hockney production
Metropolitan Opera
James Levine, cond.; Guus Mostaart, dir.
VIDEODISC RECORDING: Deutsche Grammophon
"LIVE FROM THE MET' PBS TELEVISION BROADCAST
"TEXACO" INTERNATIONAL RADIO BROADCAST

Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss) "Rosalinde" cover
Metropolitan Opera
Julius Rudel, cond.; Otto Schenk, dir.

Der Rosenkavalier (R. Strauss) "Marianne"
Metropolitan Opera
Carlos Kleiber, cond.; Nat Merrill, dir.
"TEXACO' INTERNATIONAL RADIO BROADCAST

Cosi fan tutte (Mozart) "Fiordiligi"
Hawaii Opera
Martin Fischer-Dieskau, cond.; Matthew Ferruggio, dir.


1988

Cosi fan tutte and Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) Arias
St. Louis Symphony
Raymond Leppard, cond.
PUBLIC RADIO BROADCAST

Yvgeny Onegin and Jeanne d'Arc (Tchaikowsky) Arias
Indianapolis Symphony
Raymond Leppard, cond.
PUBLIC RADIO BROADCAST


1987

Bianca e Falliero (Rossini) Title Role: "Bianca"
Greater Miami Opera
Willie Anthony Waters, cond.; Francesca Zambello, dir.

Alcina (Handel) Title Role: "Alcina"
Opera Theatre of St. Louis
John Nelson, cond.; Stephen Wadsworth, dir.

Don Giovanni (Mozart) "Donna Elvira" cover for Julia Varady
Salzburg Easter Festival
Herbert von Karajan, cond.; Michael Hampe, dir.


1986

Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) "Contessa Almaviva"
Netherlands Opera
Hartmut Haenchen, cond.; Rhoda Levine, dir.

The Tales of Hoffmann (Offenbach)
"Olympia / Antonia / Giulietta / Stella"
Opera Theatre of St. Louis
John Nelson, cond.; Colin Graham, dir.

Kismet (Forrest-Wright) "Marsinah"
Vancouver Symphony Gala
Jack Everly, cond.
CBC - CANADIAN NATIONAL TELEVISION AND RADIO BROADCAST

Opera Gala
Opera Theatre of St. Louis / St. Louis Symphony
Roger Nierenburg, cond.


1985

Carmen (Bizet) "Micaela"
Baton Rouge Opera
Henry Holt, cond.


1984

Giovanna D'Arco (Verdi) Title Role: "Giovanna"
cover for Margaret Price
Zurich Opera
Nello Santi, cond.

West Side Story (Bernstein) '"Sharks" Girl'
CD / LP RECORDING: Deutsche Grammophon
Leonard Bernstein, cond.

A Quiet Place (Leonard Bernstein / Stephen Wadsworth) "Dede"
Kennedy Center, Washington
John Mauceri, cond; Stephen Wadsworth, dir.

A Quiet Place (Bernstein / Wadsworth) "Dede" cover
La Scala, Milan
John Mauceri, cond.; Stephen Wadsworth, dir.

Kismet (Forrest / Wright) "Marsinah"
Baltimore Opera
Jack Everly, cond.; John Lehmeyer , dir.

Aria Recital
L'Orquesta del Gran Liceo, Barcelona
EUROPEAN RADIO BROADCAST

Aria Recital
Stuttgart Radio Orchestra, Germany
EUROPEAN RADIO BROADCAST


1983

Aria Recital
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Geneva
Armin Jordan, cond.

Aria Recital
L'Orchestre du Rhin
Mulhouse, Switzerland

Aria Recital
L'Orchestre du Rhin
Freiburg, Switzerland

Aria Recital
Basler Orchester
Basel, Switzerland
Ivan Anguelov, cond.

Aria Recital
Bieler Orchester / L'Orchestre Bienne
Biel, Switzerland
Grzegorz Nowak, cond.

Giovanna D'Arco (Verdi) Title Role: "Giovanna"
New York's Central Park
New York Grand Opera
Vincent LaSelva, cond.; Linda Brovsky, dir.

Il Corsaro (Verdi) "Gulnara" cover for June Anderson
San Diego Opera
Eduardo Müller, cond.; Tito Capobianco, dir.

La Boheme (Puccini) "Mimi"
Goldovsky Opera Theater National Tour
fifty-two performances in Northeastern, Midwestern,
Southeastern U.S.
Boris Goldovsky, cond. and dir.

1982 Un Giorno di Regno (Verdi) “Marchesa del Poggio”
Bronx Opera
Hunter College and Lehmann Center, New York
Michael Spierman, cond.; Jay Lesenger, dir.

Die Zauberflote (Mozart) “Pamina”
Bronx Opera
Hunter College and Lehmann Center, New York
Michael Spierman, cond.; Brian O’Connor, dir.


1981

Hugh the Drover (Vaughan-Williams) “Mary”
Bronx Opera
Hunter College and Lehmann Center, New York
Michael Spierman, cond.; Linda Brovsky, dir.

Elektra (Strauss) “4th Maid”
San Diego Opera
Theo Alcantara, cond.; Regina Resnik, dir.

Il Corsaro (Verdi) “Gulnara” cover for June Anderson
San Diego Opera Verdi Festival
Eduardo Muller, cond., Tito Capobianco, dir.


1980

Giovanna D’Arco (Verdi) “Giovanna” cover
San Diego Opera Verdi Festival
Eduardo Muller, cond.; Tito Capobianco, dir.

Il Trovatore (Verdi) “Ines”
San Diego Opera Verdi Festival
Calvin Simmons, cond.; Tito Capobianco, dir.


1979

Il Trionfo dell’ Onore (Scarlatti) “Doralice”
San Diego Opera Center
John Balme, cond.; Jan Bouws, dir.

Fra Diavolo (Auber) “Zerlina”
Euterpe Opera, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Henry Holt, cond.; Frans Boerlage, dir.

The Magic Flute (Mozart) “First Spirit
Guild Opera
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles


1968-1972

Soloist and ensemble member with “Vanity Fair”
(16-member professional musical theater singing/dancing group
of teenagers aged 14 - 19 years old)

Performances included:
Movie Premiere - Twentieth Century Fox musical
“Finian’s Rainbow” starring Fred Astaire/Petula Clarke
Ronald Reagan Gubernatorial Inaugural Ball
1968 Democratic National Convention, Ambassador Hotel
Dodger Stadium 4th of July Family Show
Mitzi Gaynor Christmas Show, Shrine Auditorium
NBC’s “Artie Johnson Show” variety series pilot
vocal ensemble
Costumers’ Guild of America Tribute to Edith Head