Holly Wilson Cole, SopranoClark Sturdevant

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Holly Wilson Cole - Soprano- received both her Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Music from Indiana University .

In 2003 she performed Giannetta in L'elisir d'Amore with Indianapolis Opera. Earlier in her career, Ms. Cole performed such roles as Rosina, Cinderella, and Cherubino while studying as a mezzo soprano. She continued her career with Sarasota Opera, the Netherlands Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Central City Opera and Opera theater of Philadelphia. Awards Include a Richard F. Gold Career Grant, a Presser Foundation Music Award, and an Encouragement Award from The Metropolitan Opera District Competition. Recently Holly performed Aida (Act II) at the Dock Woods Art Center . In 2002 she performed Magda's aria “Chi il bel sogno” from La Rondine at the Logan Center East Concert. Later than fall, she was invited to perform the first act aria from La boheme with Stuart Neill in the Concert entitled “Stuart Neill and Friends” receiving rave reviews in Philadelphia for her singing and drama. Since then Holly Wilson Cole has performed the title roles of Tosca and hers first Desdemona from Otello with New Jersey Opera Concert.

OPERATIC ROLES PERFORMED

Desdemona

Otello

New Jersey Opera Concerts

Tosca

Tosca

New Jersey Opera Concerts

Cherubino

Le Nozze di Figaro

Opera Thtr. of Philadelphia

Rosina

The Barber of Seville

Indiana Un. Opera Theatre

Soloist

Threni (Stravinsky )

Netherlands Opera

Dinah

Trouble in Tahiti

Indiana Un. Opera Theater

Angelina

La Cenerentola

Indiana Un. Opera Theater

Mercy Lewis

The Crucible

Central City Opera

Mercedes

Carmen

Indianapolis Opera

Cherubino

Le Nozze di Figaro

Indiana Un. Opera Theater

Flora

La Traviata

Indiana Un. Opera Theater

Dorabella

Cosi fan tutte

DePauw University

Aida

Aida

Philadelphia Concert Series

Charlotte

Werther

Sarasota Opera Fest. Th.

Dorabella

Così fan tutte

Central City Opera Theater

Lola

Cavalleria Rusticana

Indiana University Opera

Hansel

H änsel and Gretel

Indiana University Opera

ORATORIO and CONCERTS PERFORMED

Soloist

Stuart Neill & Friends

10th Presb. Phila.Cnct Series

Exsultate Jubilate

Columbus Youth Orchestra

Columbus , Ohio

Alto solo

St. Matthew Passion

Lafayette Bach Chorale

Alto solo

Mozart Requiem

Brevard College

Alto solo

Mozart Requiem

Lafayette Bach Chorale

TRAINING

Voice Teachers: Robert McFarland, Patricia Havranek, Farrell Scott , Costanza Cuccaro.

Directors: Peter Sellars, Irving Guttman, Vincent Liotta, Raymond Hawthorne, Mark Clark

Conductors: Reinbert De Leeuw, Victor DeRenzi, Ted Taylor, Imre Pallo, Paul Biss.

Coaches: Louis Menendez, John DiCostanzo, John Moriarty, Gary Arvin, Mark Phelps.

AWARDS

Lyric Opera of Chicago Center for American Artists, Finalist, 2000

Metropolitan Opera National Council Dist. Auditions, Encouragement Award, 1998

Indiana University , Presser Foundation Award, 1998

Indiana University , Richard F. Gold Career Grant, 1997

EDUCATION

Sarasota Opera, Apprentice Artist. 2000

Indiana University , Performer Diploma.1999

Central City Opera Theater, Studio Artist. 1998

Indiana University Opera, Master of Music. 1998
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