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Courtney Huffman
Soprano

Experience:
Opera:
Violetta La Traviata Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra
February 2009
Teutile Motezuma (American Premiere) Long Beach Opera
March 2009
Violetta La Traviata (in English) Intimate Opera – Pasadena, CA
2008
Frasquita Carmen Aspen Opera Theater Center
2007
Betty Miss Lonelyhearts USC Thornton Opera
2007
Belinda Did and Aeneas The Purcell Players (USC)
2006
Miss Wordsworth (cover) Albert Herring Aspen Opera Theater Center
2006
Girl The Stone House (World Premiere) Chamber Opera of USC
2006
Drusilla L’incoronazione di Poppea Illinois Opera Theater at UIUC
2005
Zerlina Don Giovanni Illinois Opera Theater at UIUC
2004
Johanna Sweeney Todd Illinois Opera Theater at UIUC
2004
Opera Scenes:
Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro Aspen Opera Theater Center

(with orchestra)

2007
Ilia Idomeneo Aspen Opera Theater Center
2007
Semele Semele (by John Eccles) Aspen Opera Theater Center
2006
Lucia The Rape of Lucrettia Aspen Opera Theater Center
2006
Professional:
Carnegie Hall Debut New York Solo Recital Debut

in Weill Recital Hall

Carnegie Hall – New York
June 2009
Winner’s Recital Solo recital performed at the

NATS National Convention

Salt Lake City, Utah
July 2010
Classical Concert Performing various opera selections

with the Sunriver Orchestra

Sunriver Music Festival – Oregon Conducted by Maestro Larry Smith
2008
International Debut Performing a mixture of opera

and musical theater pieces

USC Trustee Delegation to China in Shanghai and Hong Kong
2006
Radio/Television:
NPR Broadcast Dalbavie’s Sextine Cyclus Aspen Music Festival – Harris Concert Hall
2006
“Dan Perrino presents Courtney Huffman” Works by a variety of different

musical and classical composers

A Production of WILL-TV on Central Illinois’ PBS station
2005
Concert/Oratorio:
Mendelssohn / Aribert Reimann “…oder soll es Tod bedeuten?”

(for soprano and string quartet)

Harris Convert Hall – Aspen Music Festival (U.S. Premiere)
2007
Marc-André Dalbavie Sextine Cyclus

(for soprano and orchestra)

Benedict Music Tent – Aspen Music Festival (performed with the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble; Conducted by the composer)
2007
Joseph Marx Italienisches Liederbuch Performed with and coached by Alan Smith
2007
Awards, Scholarships, and Honors:
First Place Winner NATS Artist Awards Competition for Singers – Nashville, TN
2008
Third Place La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Young Artist Competition
2008
New Horizon Fellowship Aspen Music Festival and School
2006-2007
Training:
Education/Advanced Training:
University of Southern California (USC) Master of Music – Vocal Arts
2007
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Bachelor of Music – Vocal Performance
2005
Aspen Music Festival and School New Horizon Fellowship
2006 and 2007
Private Voice Study:
Elizabeth Hynes University of Southern California
2005-2008
Dr. Ollie Watts Davis University of Illinois
2001-2005
Conductors:

Eduardo Diazmuñoz, Brent McMunn, Andreas Mitisek, Julius Rudel, Robert Spano, Kristof Van Gryspeer

Directors:

Edward Berkeley, Ken Cazan, Stephen Fiol, Mark Lamanna, Jacque Trussel

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The Artist

Soprano Courtney Huffman is recognized as a singer of exceptional artistry and versatility. She has a passion for opera as well as the recital stage and already has an impressive resume of roles and repertoire.
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The Acclaim

“Teutile…brilliantly sung by a young soprano, Courtney Huffman, just entering the professional arena, is treated as a supercilious young starlet…She sings and steals the stage…I hope opera talent scouts were on hand…”
-- Mark Swed, LA Times
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