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ASHLEY BELL

SOPRANO

ashleybella@gmail.com

OPERA

Violetta La TraviataRioja Forum, Spain2018
ViolettaLa Traviata Mid-Atlantic Opera 2017
Fiordiligi Cosi Fan TutteBay Street Theatre2017
Cio Cio San (cover)Madame ButterflySarasota Opera 2017
Blanche (Cover)Dialogue of CarmelitesSarasota Opera 2017
GildaRigolettoNew Jersey Verismo Opera2016
Norina Don Pasquale Bay Street Theatre2016
MusettaLa BohèmeAmore Opera / Sheen Center2015
FiordiligiCosi Fan Tutte Narni Festival, Italy2015
ViolettaLa TraviataBay Street Theatre2015
NorinaDon PasqualeRioja Lirica - Spain2015
MusettaLa BohèmeNew York Lyric Opera/National Opera Center2014
Donna AnnaDon GiovanniNarni Festival, Italy2014
DoloresLa Dolorosa (zarzuela by Serrano) La Rioja Lirica2014
BeautyBeauty & the Beast (GianniniDi Capo Opera 2014
MimiLa bohèmeDi Capo Opera 2013
KatrinaThe Legend of Sleepy Hollow (world premiere)Di Capo Opera 2013
DorothéeLa Bonne D'Enfant (Offenbach) US PremiereSalome Chamber Orchestra2013
MusettaLa BohèmeLong Island Opera2013
SusannaLe Nozze di FigaroOpera New Hampshire2013
SusannaLe Nozze di FigaroTeatro Lirico D'Europa2013
Gilda*RigolettoLong Island Opera2012
SerpinaLa Serva PadronaSalome Chamber Orchestra2012
ViolettaLa TraviataHawthorne Symphony2012
SerpinaLa Serva PadronaSedona Creative Life Center, AZ2012
AdinaL'Elisir D'AmoreDivaria Productions, Tuxedo Park2011
ManonManon(scenes)Long Island Opera2011
Donna ElviraDon Giovanni(scenes)Hawthorne Symphony2011
SerpinaLa Serva PadronaTriad Theatre, Off-Broadway2011
AdinaL'Elisir D'AmoreDivaria Productions, NYC2011
SerpinaLa Serva PadronaArclight Theatre, Off-Broadway2011
MolpeOdyssey (world premiere)92nd Street Y2010
Violetta*La TraviataLong Island Opera2010
Romilda*SersePocket Opera New York2010
Susanna*Le Nozze di FigaroCrested Butte Music Festival2009
Feu/ Chauve-SourisL'enfant et les SortilègesCrested Butte Music Festival2009
GuadalenaLa PericholeOpera du PŽrigord2008
DespinaCosi Fan TutteNational Opera Center: Brooklyn College2007
LaurettaGianni SchicchiIIVA, Chiari, Italy2006
ClarinaLa Cambiale di MatrimonioTeatro Sociale, Brescia2006
*denotes cover


CONCERTS, RECITALS
 (Soprano Soloist)

Soprano Soloist New York City Opera - Shakespeare concert at Harvard Club 2016
Soprano soloist (cover)New York City Opera Concert Series at Jazz at Lincoln Center -
Korngold Shakespeare songs
2016
Isabella ColbranDiscovering Mrs. Rossini at the Sheen Center, NYC2015
Soprano Soloist (Traviata & Boheme)New Jersey State Opera 2014
Soprano Soloist (Traviata & Rigoletto)Verde Valley Sinfonietta
Sedona, AZ
2014
Soprano Soloist (scenes from Pagliacci & Boheme)American Masters Academy of Opera, Moscow, Russia2014
Cuba y Espa–ña: Zarzuela concerts directed by M¼ Pablo ZingerLa Rioja Lirica, Spain2011 & 2012
FauréŽ Requiem & Schubert's Mass in GSt. Luke's Darien, CT2011 & 2012
Trinity Chapel Vespers directed by organist John RoseHartford, CTFall 2010
Long Island Opera ConcertsWestbury/Southampton/Plainview2009-2013
Scenes from Don Pasquale, LakmŽ, Bohme (Musetta)Crested Butte Music Festival2009
French mŽélodie (Delibes, Liszt, Debussy) w/ Gabriella TormaPreyssac d'Excideuil, France2008
Vivaldi's Gloria, Mº Leif BjalandWaterbury Symphony2007
Narrator in St. Johns Passion at St. Thomas More ChapelNew Haven, CT2006
Messiah & Gloria (Vivaldi), Mº Richard GardNaugatuck Valley College ,CT2006
Celebrating Sacred Oratorio Concerts with organist Chao LiaoSouthampton, NY/Hartford, CT2010-2013
Soprano Duets: Handel, Donizetti, Debussy,FaurŽ, ChaussonBechstein Piano Centre2010
Sudler Fund Recital: FauréŽ, Handel, Schubert, Bernstein, etcYale University2006

EDUCATION/TRAINING

B.A.  Yale University: Phi Beta Kappa Distinction in Italian & International Studies,               Università di Bologna  

Sarasota Opera Studio Artist 2017       Di Capo Resident Artist Program  2013-2014

Crested Butte Young Artist Program  2009

Opera Studio w/ Renata Scotto: Accademia Santa Cecilia, Rome 2008     Accademia Rossiniana Pesaro, Italy 2008

IVAI Puerto Rico    International Institute of Vocal Arts Chiari, Italy

Conductors: David Syrus, Fiora Contino, John Di Costanzo, Roberto Perata, Richard Barrett, David Rosenmeyer

Directors: Sarah Meyers, Mignon Dunn, Luca Ricci, Carlos Conde, Giovanna Maresta, William Lewis

Coaches: Brad Moore, Audrey Saint-Gil, Kathy Olsen, Bruno Rigacci, Joan Dornemann, Fiora Contino

Voice Teacher: Andrea del Giudice

Acting: Sam Schacht(Actor’s Studio), Per Brahe & Lenard Petit (Chekhov) Dance: Luigi Jazz Centre, flamenco,samba

Fluent in Italian, French, Spanish, German, Latin, Elementary Portuguese & Russian

AWARDS AND HONORS

Finalist New Jersey State Opera Competition, Regional Finalist New York Lyric Opera Competition 2014 & 2013, Semi-Finalist Lyndon Woodside Competition (2013 & 2010),  Semi-Finalist Jenny Lind Competition, Scholarship Award at Crested Butte Music Festival (2009), Finalist Irma W. Cooper Opera Columbus Competition (2008), Semi-Finalist Shreveport Singer of the Year (2008), Semi-Finalist Charles A. Lynam Competition (2008), Special Guest on WMNR Fine Arts Radio w/ Jeane Eddy, Yale University: Browne Irish Performing Arts Award, Fulbright Scholarship Finalist