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Lydia Beasley

Soprano Lydia Beasley has appeared with the University of Alabama Opera Theatre, Peabody Opera Theatre, Emerald City Opera, The Figaro Project, and Erie Opera Theatre in such roles as Mimì in La bohème, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Rose Maurrant in Street Scene, Marietta in Naughty Marietta, Frau Fluth in Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, and Mrs. Garland in the world premiere of Amir Zaheri’s Freedom and Fire! A Civil War Story.  Broadway World Birmingham praised her performance as Adele in Birmingham Music Club’s production of Die Fledermaus, noting "...the star of the show has to be Lydia Beasley… [she] has great comedic timing and fills the stage with her presence whenever she is there."  An experienced oratorio soloist, she has performed with Operafestival di Roma, Maryland Choral Arts Society, Annapolis Chorale, Mercyhurst University, Tiffany Series of Brown Memorial Presbyterian, and Prentice Concert Chorale in Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Haydn’s Creation, Vivaldi’s and Poulenc’s Gloria, Honegger’s King David, Fauré’s Requiem, and Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610.   She holds a BM, summa cum laude, from Shenandoah Conservatory, an MM from Peabody Conservatory, and is currently pursuing her doctorate in vocal performance at the University of Alabama, where she also maintains a voice studio as a part-time instructor of voice.  Lydia is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.