Ashley Becker, Soprano
Acclaimed by The New York Times for her "lovely, fully supported sound and thoughtful, nuanced phrasing", Soprano Ashley Becker enacts fresh and passionate portrayals of complex characters. Ms Becker's performances include the role of Tatyana in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin with the Russian Opera Workshop, Janacek's Jenufa with Opera Slavica, excerpts from Un Ballo in Maschera (Amelia) with the Martina Arroyo Foundation Role Preparation Class and excerpts from Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire as Blanche with One World Symphony. Ms. Becker has also performed with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, the Opera Company of North Carolina, Opera New Jersey, the Rapides Symphony Orchestra, and has toured Quebec with the Montreal West Operatic Society. Ashley has been the recipient of various awards including second place in the Student division of the Orpheus Music Competition, third place in the NE Region Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and first place in the Young Artists Division of the Charles A. Lynam Competition.