For the past six seasons, Ms. Freeman, lyric soprano, has performed a variety of roles at Amato Opera Theatre, under the baton of Maestro Anthony Amato. For the 2008-2009 season she will reprise the role of The Countess in The Marriage of Figaro, the First Lady in The Magic Flute, and Maritza in The Merry Widow. In the 2007-2008 season she sang the role of Leonora in Verdi's Il Trovatore, and reprised the First Lady in The Magic Flute. In the 2006-2007 season she sang the role of The Countess in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, covered Cio-Cio San in Puccini's Madama Butterfly and Leonora in Verdi's La Forza del Destino. For the 2005-2006 season she sang the First Lady in The Magic Flute, The High Priestess in Aida, Maritza in The Merry Widow, and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni. In previous seasons she sang Giannetta in L'Elisir d'Amore, Frasquita in Carmen, Marcellina in Le nozzi di Figaro, and covered Mimi and Musetta in La Bohème. Other performances include Violetta in La traviata, Desdemona in Otello, the title role in Tosca with Harlem Opera, and Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos with Liederkranz Opera. Ms. Freeman's prepared operatic repertoire is Leonora in Il trovatore, First Lady in The Magic Flute, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, The Countess in The Marriage of Figaro, Tosca, and Mimi and Musetta in La Boheme.
Ms. Freeman's orchestral repertoire includes Berlioz' Les nuits d'ete; Strauss' Four Last Songs; Barber's Knoxville Summer of 1915; Handel's Messiah; Fauré's Requiem; Bach Cantata BWV 202 Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten, Bach Cantata BWV 51 Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!, Bach Matthäus-Passion BWV 244; Mozart concert opera: K. 528 "Bella mia fiamma...Resta, oh cara", Mozart's Exsultate jubilate; and Canteloube's Chants d'Auvergne.
Ms. Freeman completed her Masters of Music Degree at the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied voice with the late tenor Charles Bressler, opera with the late Lou Galterio, and coached with Gary Wedow, Nico Castel, and Dennis Helmrich.
Ms. Freeman completed her Bachelors of Music Degree at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where she studied voice with soprano Geraldine Martin, and was soloist and recording artist with the Conservatory Chorus and the Chamber Singers. She has sung in master classes with Eleanor Steber, Gerald Souzay, Hans Hotter, Martin Katz, Stephen Lord, Phyllis Curtain, Margo Garrett, and Terri Decima. Ms. Freeman has trained at such recognized vocal programs as the Blossom Music Festival and The Phyllis Curtain Seminar at Tanglewood.
A native of Virginia, Ms. Freeman is a graduate of the Duke Ellington High School of the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, where she studied voice with soprano Monica Otal. She was soprano soloist with the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and the DC Youth Chorale, under the direction of Mr. Edward Jackson.
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