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Biography

Soprano

Soprano, San Francisco Symphony Chorus

SFS Chorus member since: 2011

Hometown: Dunnellon, FL

Music schools I attended: University of Miami Frost School of Music, SFSU School of Music and Dance

Began singing: At age 5    

Musical inspirations: My mother, Teresa Stratas, Leontyne Price

If I were not a professional singer, I might be a: Make-up artist.

Favorite composers: Donizetti, Purcell, Debussy, Mozart, Handel, Beethoven, Verdi, Mahler, Strauss, Berg

Favorite vocal works: Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor; Mozart, The Magic Flute; Verdi, Requiem; “Befreit”, by Schumann

When I’m not working, I enjoy: Hanging out with my partner and kitties; shopping and cooking and baking; bike parties; planning my next recital

Recent reading: The Scarlett Pimpernel, by Baroness Emmuska Orczy; Game of Thrones, by George R. R. Martin; Mansfield Park, Jane Austen; Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling

On my CD player/iPod: Die Antwort; Jessye Norman; Christina Aguilera; Beirut
           
Favorite things to do in the Bay Area: Bike party! Hundreds of bicyclists riding together! Ecstatic Dance—dance your pants off in Berkeley. Muir Woods!