OPERA BIO

Anna Woiwood, soprano is known for her luscious, powerful voice in conjunction with her unique appeal and outstanding versatility.

Equally at home in a wide range of contemporary to classical/standard genres, Ms. Woiwood recently portrayed the leading role of Victoria Woodhull in Victoria Bond’s exciting and controversial new opera, Mrs. President in dell’Arte Opera Ensemble’s scenes concert. She also covered the leading role of Queen Godelive and performed as First Nun in the world premiere opera, Princess Maleine by Bea Goodwin and Whitney George.

Upcoming in 2020, Ms. Woiwood will create and perform the role of Condesa in dell’Arte Opera Ensemble’s exciting East Coast premiere of Juana, composed by Carla lucero with a Spanish libretto by Alicia Gaspar de Alba.

Ms. Woiwood has performed such eclectic roles (or portions thereof) as the Governess in Turn of the Screw, Lucrezia in Lucrezia Borgia, the title roles in Norma and Susannah, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Donna Anna and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte, Magda in La Rondine, Liù in Turandot and Mimi in La Boheme. She has appeared with the New York Dramatic Voice Festival, Opera Theatre of the Rockies, Geneva Light Opera, dell’Arte Opera Ensemble and the Midwest Institute of Opera among others. Of further note, Ms. Woiwood made her German debut with Opera Classica Europa as Anna in Verdi’s Nabucco. The soprano was also an OperaWorks Advanced Artist Participant and an Outreach Ensemble Member for Opera Theatre of the Rockies and further served as Apprentice Artist with Opera Fort Collins, where she fulfilled numerous roles and other performing opportunities.

A resident of New York City, Ms. Woiwood was New York’s regional 3rd place winner in Classical Singer’s 2019 Vocal Competition and was a New York Lyric Competition 2019 finalist. While in Colorado, she was recipient of the Pikes Peak Opera League Career Grant and Allied Arts Grants (2 years). She was also a finalist in the Southard and Rocky Mountain competitions, among other merits and honors.

Anna Woiwood holds a Professional Development degree in Opera from the reputable Mannes School of Music. She also holds a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Northern Colorado and a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Southeast Missouri State University. Ms. Woiwood continues her vocal studies with Mannes School voice teacher, Beth Roberts.

AUDIO

E’ ben altro il mio sogno / Il Tabarro (Puccini)

Ain’t it a Pretty Night / Susannah (Floyd)

Stridono lassu (Nedda’s Aria)  /  I Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)

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As Victoria Woodhull in Victoria Bond’s Mrs. President / dell’Arte Opera Ensemble (2019)

RESUME

ENGAGEMENTS 2020
Condesa Juana (East Coast Premiere) dell’Arte Opera Ensemble
2019
Queen Godelive* Princess Maleine (Premiere) dell’Arte Opera Ensemble
First Nun Princess Maleine (Premiere) dell’Arte Opera Ensemble
Giorgetta** Il Tabarro New York Dramatic Voices
Victoria Woodhull** Mrs. President dell’Arte Opera Ensemble
Norma** Norma Mannes Opera Scenes Program
2018
Lucrezia Borgia** Lucrezia Borgia Mannes Opera Scenes Program
Governess** The Turn of the Screw Mannes Opera Scenes Program
Mimi** La Boheme Mannes Opera Scenes Program
2017
Donna Elvira** Don Giovanni Geneva Light Opera
Vitellia** La Clemenza di Tito Mannes Opera Scenes Program
2016
Fiordiligi* Cosi fan Tutte Opera Theatre of the Rockies
2015
Tosca** Tosca Opera Theatre of the Rockies
Fiordiligi* Cosi fan Tutte Geneva Light Opera
2014
Liù* Turandot Opera Fort Collins
Sandman Hansel and Gretel Northwestern Seminar
Susannah** Susannah CS Vocal Arts Festival
Donna Anna** Don Giovanni UNC Opera Goes to the Symphony
2013
Magda La Rondine University of Northern Colorado
Anna Nabucco Opera Classica Europa
*   Denotes cover role
** Denotes scenes or role in progress

COMPETITIONS/AWARDS
NY Regional Winner 3rd Place Classical Singer Competition 2019
Finalist New York Lyric Competition 2019
Career Grant Recipient Pikes Peak Opera League 2015
Grant Recipient Allied Arts 2014
Finalist Southard Competition 2014
Colorado Regional Winner Classical Singer Competition 2014
Grant Recipient Allied Arts 2013
Finalist Rocky Mountain Competition 2012
Winner Promising Singer of Merit 2012
Honorable Mention SEMO’s Concerto and Aria Competition 2011
EDUCATION/TRAINING
Professional Development Degree in Opera Mannes School of Music 2019
Advanced Artist Participant OperaWorks 2018
Outreach Ensemble Member Opera Theatre of the Rockies 2015-2016
Apprentice Artist Opera Fort Collins 2012-2014
Master of Music in Vocal Performance University of Northern Colorado
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance Southeast Missouri State University

CAREER INFLUENCES
Conductors:  Anthony Barrese, Julian Wachner, James Blachly, Simon Carrington, Glen Cortese, Franco Giacosa, Nicholas Gilmore, Wes Kenney, Christopher Fecteau

Directors:  Rod Gomez

Coaches:  Pei-Wen Chen, Arlene Shrut, Ted Taylor, Christopher Fecteau, Kristen Kemp, Caleb Harris, Elizabeth Hastings, Kevin Kennedy, Patricia Sheridan, Christopher Zemliauskas

Masterclasses:  Pierre Vallet, Ken Benson, Barbara Caprilli, Kenneth Griffiths, Aaron Sanko, Frank Lopardo

Voice Teachers:  Beth Roberts (current), Tiffany Blake, Martha Dahlberg, Martile Rowland, Timothy Schmidt, Stacey Stofferahn