Hailing from Durham, North Carolina, mezzo-soprano Cecelia Hall is a second-year Ryan Opera Center member. Recent company debuts include Chicago Opera Theater in the title role/Handel's Teseo, The Metropolitan Opera in Iphigénie en Tauride (also Live in HD simulcast), the Castleton Festival as L'enfant/L'enfant et les sortilèges, and in concert with the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana as the Composer/Ariadne auf Naxos (a role she performed at the 2010 Tanglewood Music Festival). While at The Juilliard School she appeared as Cherubino/The Marriage of Figaro, the title role/Ariodante, Nerone/L'incoronazione di Poppea, and Concepción/L'heure espagnole. Other recent engagements for the mezzo include her New York Philharmonic debut, a concert with Ensemble ACJW at Carnegie's Zankel Hall, and recitals at Glimmerglass Opera in collaboration with the New York Festival of Song as well as at London's Wigmore Hall with Sir Thomas Allen as part of the Samling Showcase. This past summer she made return appearances with Ensemble ACJW and the Castleton Festival (Rosina/The Barber of Seville). The DePaul University alumna has participated in the young-artist programs of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Glimmerglass Opera, Aspen Opera Theater Center, and the Chautauqua Institution. During Lyric Opera's 2011-12 season she was heard in Lucia di Lammermoor (debut), The Magic Flute (as Second Lady), Aida, and Rinaldo. This season at Lyric she will appear in Elektra and Werther.
Cecelia Hall is sponsored by the Donna Van Eekeren Foundation.
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