An alumna of Lyric’s Ryan Opera Center, the Canadian soprano’s recent opera engagements have included Adina/L’elisir d’amore, Miranda/The Enchanted Island, Gretel/Hansel and Gretel, and Valencienne/The Merry Widow (all at the Metropolitan Opera), Pat Nixon/Nixon in China (Houston Grand Opera), Lauretta/Gianni Schicchi (LA Opera, DVD), Magnolia/Show Boat (Washington National Opera, Dallas Opera), Marie/La fille du régiment (Washington National Opera), Tina/Jonathan Dove’s Flight (Opera Omaha), and Micaëla/La tragédie de Carmen (San Diego Opera). She also created the roles of Boonyi/India in the acclaimed world premiere of Jack Perla’s Shalimar the Clown (Opera Theatre of Saint Louis). In concert Chuchman has appeared at the Cincinnati May Festival in performances of the Bach B minor Mass, with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in Brahms’s Requiem, and with the International Music Foundation of Chicago in performances of Handel’s Messiah. This season, she reprises her Valencienne (Met) and Marie (Atlanta), while also making her debut at Lincoln Center’s White Lights Festival in staged performances of the Pergolesi Stabat Mater. The Winnipeg native is an alumna of the School of Music of the University of Manitoba. Chuchman is the recipient of the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’s 2017 Mabel Dorn Reeder Award
Previously at Lyric: Eight roles since 2007|08, most recently Eurydice/Orphée et Eurydice (2017|18); Zerlina/Don Giovanni (2014|15); Yum-Yum/The Mikado (2010|11); Valencienne/The Merry Widow (2009|10).
Last updated: September 23, 2017
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