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Monday | Jul 16, 2012

Meet the Artist: Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, Soprano

Our Meet the Artist series returns with a post about the talented and lovely soprano, Amanda DeBoer Bartlett. Opera Omaha welcomes Ms. DeBoer as “Patience”, the title character in our July 23 presentation of selections from Gilbert & Sullivan’s operetta. The young singer is a native of Omaha and has performed in locations across the United States and Mexico. She uses her formidable instrument to showcase contemporary composers with the Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, Ensemble dal niente, and the Color Field Ensemble.

Wynne Delacoma with the Chicago Classical Review had this to say about one performance: “Amanda DeBoer deployed her expressive voice like a painter with an inexhaustible palette.” She is sure to bring her best voice to her home town of Omaha. We look forward to working with Ms. DeBoer and to hearing her vocal interpretation of Patience.

Join us for PATIENCE on Monday, July 23 at the Opera Omaha office, 1850 Farnam Street, Omaha. Light hors d’oeuvres and wine are included in the ticket price of only $20 for the general public and $15 for Opera Omaha or Joslyn Castle members. Beverage service begins at 6:00pm with show time at 6:30pm. The entrance to the building is on 19th street between Farnam and Douglas Streets with free parking available in the Wells Fargo Employee lot just west of 20th and Farnam Streets. Get your tickets today by calling 402-595-2199, online, or with cash or check at the door.  

For more information about Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, please see her official biography posted below the photo. Or, please visit her website or any of the sites linked above. Enjoy!

Photo courtesy of Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, http://www.amandadeboer.com/look.html

Official biography of Ms. DeBoer, available on her website at: Amanda DeBoer Bartlett

“DeBoer…was an unexpected tour de force” says Jan Jezioro of Buffalo’s Artvoice. Soprano Amanda DeBoer has been performing as a soloist and ensemble member with Ensemble dal niente, Color Field Ensemble, and Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble on national and international stages. Recent and upcoming performances include Nichols Concert Hall (Chicago), Elastic Arts Foundation (Chicago), The Gershwin Hotel (New York), the City Auditorium of Maccagno (Italy), Overture Center for the Arts (Madison), Manhattan School of Music (New York), Eastman School of Music (Rochester), and The Cla-zel Theatre (Bowling Green).

As a musical innovator and contemporary music specialist, Ms. DeBoer has commissioned dozens of works from both emerging and established composers, and has collaborated with composers, poets, and directors to develop large-scale projects including operas, musicals, dance and video collaborations, and large chamber works. She is known for her adventurous performances and fearless approach to challenging repertoire.

Ms. DeBoer received a Bachelor of Music from Depaul University, where she was fortunate to study with Christopher Lorimer and Harry Silverstein, a Master of Music from the University at Buffalo where she worked extensively with soprano Tony Arnold, and is currently completing a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Bowling Green State University, where she studied with Dr. Jane Schoonmaker Rodgers and was advised by Professor Ronald C. Scherer, PhD.

Ms. DeBoer’s first solo album will be released Fall of 2012.

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