SOPRANO

                                                                                 

Education: B.A. in Music, UC Irvine; Music Academy of the West Master Class; UCLA Opera Workshop.

 

Roles:                                                                                          

 

Amelia                                 Un ballo in maschera       Claremont/S. Pasadena/Santa Monica

Leonore                               Fidelio by Beethoven                         South Pasadena, CA

Tosca                                    Tosca by Puccini                              South Pasadena, CA

Mimi                                    La bohème by Puccini                        South Pasadena, CA

Violetta                                 La traviata by Verdi                           South Pasadena, CA

Countess                       The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart          South Pasadena, CA

Mistress Ford            The Merry Wives of Windsor by Nicolai     South Pasadena, CA

Mother                        Amahl & The Night Visitors by Menotti  Pasadena/Hollywood/Irvine

Miss Pinkerton             The Old Maid & The Thief by Menotti       South Pasadena, CA

Rosalinde                           Die Fledermaus by J. Strauss             South Pasadena, CA

First Lady                            The Magic Flute by Mozart                      Arcadia, CA

Carmen                                        Carmen by Bizet                       Kristiansund, Norway

Governess                         The Turn of the Screw by Britten         Trondheim, Norway

Musetta                                    La bohème by Puccini               The Norwegian Opera, Oslo

 

Marguerite                                   Faust by Gounod                        Kristiansund, Norway

Lucy                                      The Telephone by Menotti                    Los Angeles, CA

Silandra                                       Orontea by Cesti                                   UC Tour

La Marchesa                     La buona figliuola by Piccinni                       Irvine, CA

Monica                                    The Medium by Menotti                            Irvine, CA

 

Soprano Soloist with Orchestra:

All Verdi Concert                   Berlin Philharmonic Hall                      Berlin, Germany

All Wagner Concert              Berlin Philharmonic Hall                      Berlin, Germany

Italian Arias                                Tivoli Concert Hall                       Copenhagen, Denmark

Cantata “Going to Heaven”

composed/conducted by Daniel Pinkham                                  Pasadena & San Diego, CA

Italian Arias                       Pasadena Community Orchestra              Pasadena, CA

 

Oratorio as Soprano Soloist:

Ceremony of Carols                             Britten                                      Alhambra, CA

Rejoice in the Lamb                            Britten                                      San Marino, CA

Gloria                                                    Vivaldi                                      San Marino, CA

Festival Te Deum                                 Britten                                      San Marino, CA

Mass in G                                             Schubert                               Sandefjord, Norway

Messiah                                                Handel                                  Sandefjord, Norway

 

Recordings:

An American Sings Grieg…

and Other Favorites ( Norwegian/Swedish)                                          Oslo, Norway

Song Cycle by Ivan Erod (sung in German)

Norwegian Radio                                                                                     Oslo, Norway

Italian Arias (Puccini, Verdi, Leoncavallo)

Norwegian Radio                                                                                     Oslo, Norway

Operatic Arias (Gershwin, Menotti, Barber)

Dutch Radio                                                                    Hilversum, The Netherlands

Recital Soloist (Lieder & Arias in German, Italian, French, Norwegian & English):

American Church (1996 & 2002) in Paris, France

Tours in Denmark (including Tivoli Concert Hall), Holland, Norway,

Los Angeles, Orange & San Diego Counties (hundreds of engagements)

Contest Winner: Rikskonsertene (Norwegian State Concerts) with prize of debut in Aulon Concert Hall in Oslo, Norway.

Languages sung: English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Hebrew, Latin

JUDITH TOWNSEND

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