Nora Justak Teipen, Mezzo-Soprano

Nora Teipen as Carmen

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Nora Teipen, mezzo soprano, enjoyed her debut in the title role of Carmen in Opera Seabrook’s production in Southern New Jersey with great success.  The mezzo received rave reviews when she took stage with her portrayal of Maddalena in Winter Opera of St. Louis’s production of Rigoletto providing a performance opera buffs are still talking about.  On the heels of those successes, Nora dove deeper into the more dramatic repertoire with the role of Dalilah in  Winter Opera of St. Louis’s production of Samson et Dalilah.  During the 2012 Winter Opera of St. Louis season, Nora Teipen provided sterling performances of Charlotte in Massenet’s masterpiece Werther. Then she made her solo debut with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra singing in Barber's Prayers of Kierkegaard also appearing with the SLSO as a soloist in de Falla's El Amor Brujo, Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream , Duruflé's Requiem , and Tschaikovsky's Eugene Onegin.
Ms. Teipen has performed locally with Winter Opera of St. Louis, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Masterworks Chorale, and the University City Symphony. In addition, she performed the role of Catherine in Honegger's Joan of Arc at the Stake at the Berkshire Festival and was the alto Soloist with the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in Dvorak's Stabat Mater .
Ms. Teipen was a semi-finalist in the Vera Scammon Competition, a finalist in the Lyric Opera of Chicago Competition, and a finalist in the Bartenbach Competition.

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FUTURE ENGAGEMENTS
The Mother

The Consul

Opera Seabrook, 2017

Azucena

Il Trovatore

Opera Seabrook, 2017

Carmen

Carmen

Opera Seabrook, 2015

 

OPERATIC ROLES PERFORMED

Carmen

Carmen

Opera Seabrook

Charlotte

Werther

Winter Opera St. Louis

Delilah

Samson and Delilah

Winter Opera St. Louis

Maddalena        

Rigoletto

Winter Opera St.Louis

Mercedes

Carmen

Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh

Carmen

Carmen

Cincinnati Conservatory                

Mother, Squirrel, Chair

L’Enfant et les Sortileges

Cincinnati Conservatory

Rinaldo

Rinaldo

Cincinnati Conservatory

Arnalta

The Coronation of Poppea

Cincinnati Conservatory

Octavia

The Coronation of Poppea

Indiana University Opera

Mrs. Sedley

Peter Grimes

Indiana University Opera

Tituba

The Crucible

Indiana University Opera

Diana

La Calisto

Indiana University Opera

Ceres

The Tempest

Indiana University Opera

 

Roles Prepared
Amneris

Aida

Verdi

Eboli

Don Carlo

Verdi

Azucena

Trovatore

Verdi 

Mezzo-soprano soloist

Requiem

Verdi

 

 

ORATORIO and CONCERTS PERFORMED

El Amor Brujo

Saint Louis Symphony

De Falla

Prayers of Kierkegaard

Saint Louis Symphony

Barber

A Midsummer Night’s

Saint Louis Symphony

Mendelssohn

Requiem

Saint Louis Symphony

Duruflé         

Requiem

University City Symphony

Mozart

Das Lied von der Erde

University City Symphony

Mahler

Kindertoten Lieder

University City Symphony

Mahler          

Italian Opera Evening

University City Symphony

Verdi

Stabat Mater

Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh

Dvorak

Joan of Ark at the Stake

Berkshire Choral Festival

Honegger

Requiem

S.I.U Edwardsville

Mozart

Mass in C

Masterworks Chorale

Mozart

 

 

TRAINING

Voice Teachers: Diana Walters, Virginia Zeani, Nicolo Rossi-Lemeni, Elena Nikolaidi, James Uselman, Mary Henderson.

Directors:  Robert McFarland, John Eaton, Ross Allen.

Conductors: Leonard Slatkin, Hans Vonk, Scott Schoonover, Leon Burke.

Coaches: Gail Hintz, Jolly Stewart, Donna Loewy, Sylvia Patterson-Scott, Carl Fuerstner.

EDUCATION
University of Cincinnati College – Conservatory of Music, Master of Music
Indiana University School of Music, Two years of Master’s Program
Duke University, Bachelor of Arts

Awards/Competitions
Semi-Finalist, Vera Scammon Competition
Finalist, Lyric Opera of Chicago Competition
Finalist, Batenbach Competition, Lafayete, Indiana
Pi Kappa Lambda, Indiana University

Other Skills
Violinist, Pianist

Languages
Fluent in English, read and understand French, some study of German and Italian.

 

 

 

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