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Judith Townsend (Founder of The Celestial Opera Company) has appeared as soprano soloist with orchestra on such international stages as the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, the Tivoli Concert Hall in Copenhagen and with the Pasadena Community Orchestra. She has sung literally hundreds of solo recitals on tours in the United States, Denmark, Norway and Holland. Ms. Townsend has recorded with both the Dutch and Norwegian Broadcasting Companies. She has sung operatic roles in the United States as well as in Norway, including at The Norwegian Opera in Oslo: Marguerite in “Faust”, The Governess in “The Turn of the Screw”, Musetta and Mimi in “La Boheme”, the title roles in “Carmen” and “Tosca”, La Marchesa in Piccinni’s “La buona figliuola”, Rosalinde in “Die Fledermaus”, the Mother in “Amahl and the Night Visitors”, Countess in “The Marriage of Figaro”, Violetta in “La traviata”, and Leonore in “Fidelio” -- to name a few. Ms. Townsend has recorded an album of Norwegian art songs. She has many years’ experience as a church and synagogue soloist and currently serves as soloist for 40th Church of Christ, Scientist, Los Angeles. She has enjoyed a career as an instructor of voice and piano for decades. She founded The Celestial Opera Company in 1998. Besides serving on its Board, she served on the Board of Directors of Pacific Opera Project for four years, helping to bring it national recognition for innovation in the operatic arts (Musical America, 2016). In 2016, she was inducted into the invitation-only, prestigious Dominant Music Club, with membership of prominent Los Angeles area female musicians.

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