VERONICA I WILLIAMS

 BIO

Veronica Williams is an up-and-coming mezzo-soprano known for her “thrilling instrument” and “overwhelming authority” on stage. Most recently, Ms. Williams sang the role of The Witch in Chicago Summer Opera’s production of Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel. This February, Ms. Williams will make her concert debut with Fort Worth Opera as a soloist in their prestigious “Night of Black Excellence” series. Previously, she was a guest artist at the American Choral Directors’ Association Conference singing the contralto solo in William Grant Still’s ...And They Lynched Him On A Tree. In December of 2019 she made her debut with the Austin Symphony Orchestra as the alto soloist in G.F. Handel’s Messiah. The previous season, she was personally invited by Maestro Sebastian Lang Lessing to join the San Antonio Symphony as their first ever Singer-In-Residence. As a result, she was the featured soloist in Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony I, Manuel De Falla’s El Amor Brujo, Beethoven’s 9th, and Sergei Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky throughout the Symphony's 2018-2019 season. Ms. Williams received her Master of Music Degree from Boston’s New England Conservatory of Music, and her Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Previous roles include Cornelia in Handel’s Giulio Cesare, the Mother in Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors, Baba Yaga in Jason Tremblay's Gretel! The Musical, the titular role in Handel’s Rinaldo, Concepción in Ravel’s​ L’heure Espagnole​, the Old Prioress in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites​, Hansel in Humperdinck’s ​Hansel and Gretel​, and the title roles of Cesti’s ​Orontea​ and Eisler’s ​Die Mutter​. Currently based in Austin, Texas, Ms. Williams is an active board member of Local Opera Local Artists (LOLA), a member of the New England Conservatory of Music’s  Progressive Alumni Coalition, and a piano and voice instructor who enjoys teaching and guiding talent in her growing and diverse voice studio. You can follow her journey towards international operatic success on Instagram at @kollektivkarma.

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PHOTOS

New England Conservatory Master of Music Recital - 2015

New England Conservatory Master of Music Recital - 2015

Veronica Williams, Mezzo Soprano

Veronica Williams, Mezzo Soprano

Metropolitan Opera National Council District Competition - 2017

Austin Opera's production of Wagner's 'Der fliegende Holländer.'

Veronica Williams (mezzo soprano) and Emily Michiko Jensen (soprano) portray The Old Prioress and Blanche in Poulenc's 'Dialogues of the Carmelites'.

'Child Prodigies - Where Are They Now?' produced by Musical Bridges Around the World (L to R Daniel Anastasio, Yvonne Freckmann, Nancy Zhou, Veronica Williams)

 

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DATES

May 2020

June/July 2020

Bradamante in G.F. Handel's Alcina 

Chicago Summer Opera Young Artist

 

 

 

August 2020

Ježibaba in Antonín Dvořák's Rusalka

LAH-SOW Opera Workshop

 

 

 

 

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