Nancy Caudill Alaska Vocalist
 
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Nancy Caudill has appeared at leading national and international venues as a featured soloist in works by Vaughan Williams, Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Barber, Dvorak, Handel, Bernstein, Strauss, and others. As mezzo-soprano soloist, she has performed in Venice and Florence, Italy; St. Petersburg, Russia; the Rudolfinum in Prague, Czech Republic; Carnegie Hall in New York City; and with various musical organizations and orchestras throughout the United States. She has sung with Anchorage Opera, the Cincinnati Opera Association, the Cincinnati Symphony, and with renowned conductors, including Leonard Bernstein, Robert Shaw, Thomas Schippers, and Pablo Zinger.

Nancy has received critical praise for her roles as “The Mother” in Amahl and the Night Visitors, “Suzuki” in Madama Butterfly, “Cherubino” in Le Nozze di Figaro, “Cenerentola” in La Cenerentola, “Hansel” in Hansel and Gretel, and “Berta” in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, as well as her concert engagements. Her oratorio appearances include Dvorak’s Stabat Mater; Mozart’s C-Minor Mass, Vaughan William’s Serenade to Music, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s B-Minor Mass and St. Matthew Passion, and Mendelssohn’s Elijah. She is also an acknowledged expert in performing Art Song recitals.

In the 2012-2013 season, Nancy was delighted to present “Ruth” in Anchorage Opera’s production of Pirates of Penzance and to perform Wagner’s Wesendonk Lieder with the Anchorage Festival of Music and the Kenai Performing Arts Society. In addition, she led workshops, teaching residencies, and master classes in Anchorage, Juneau, and Valdez, AK.

Engagements in 2011-2012 comprised voice master classes and teaching residencies in Kodiak and Juneau, Alaska; presenting the mezzo-soprano solos in Handel’s Messiah in Kodiak, Alaska; singing “Jezibaba” in Dvorak’s Rusalka with Opera-to-GO in Juneau, Alaska; and performing as a featured soloist with Alaska Dance Theater for its Solos and Arias program in the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.

In the 2010-2011 season, Nancy was a featured soloist in Anchorage Opera’s season-opening concert, Spellbinding Moments in French Opera; a guest artist/featured soloist in Opera San Luis Obispo’s 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration, One Quarter One Love; and she presented a full Art Song recital, Recapture the Elegance, at the University of Alaska, Anchorage.

Operatic engagements with Anchorage Opera for the 2009-2010 season included  “La Zia Principessa” in Suor Angelica,“Julia Child” in Lee Hoiby’s Bon Appetit, and one of the featured soloists in The Power of Love, an original concert opera spectacle.  She also conducted a master class residency and recital at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, honored the men and women of the U.S. Military in a recital of classic 1940s war songs entitled We Salute You at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, and performed as mezzo soprano and alto soloist with the Anchorage Concert Chorus in a presentation of Bach’s B-Minor Mass at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.

In 2008-2009, Nancy’s operatic engagements with Anchorage Opera included “Antigua” in Pablo Sorobazal’s La Tabanera del Puerto and “Berta” in Il Barbiere di Siviglia.

Nancy also provides vocal coaching, musical direction, and master classes for several Alaskan theatre group events and productions including the Last Frontier Theater Conference in Valdez (2010, 2011, 2012); and TBA Theatre (2010, 2011, 2012), Anchorage Community Theatre (2011, 2012), and Cyrano’s Theatre (2011), all in Anchorage.

Nancy is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she earned a degree in Opera, Oratorio, and Art Song Performance. She completed additional studies at the Curtis and Cleveland Institutes of Music and is a winner of the District Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions and a Regional finalist.  Nancy continues her training by studying privately with David Jones in New York City and working with several prominent vocal performance coaches.

Nancy currently resides and maintains a voice studio in Anchorage, Alaska.