Sunday, May 20, 2018

Soprano Soloist  Summer Recital Series

First Presbyterian Church of Annandale

"Sing[ing]...with the kind of soaring authority that makes her instantly believable as an international star of her day" (Maryland Theater Guide), soprano, Heather Bingham, has appeared on stages throughout the United States and Europe, performing opera and oratorio. Ms. Bingham’s most recent works include the roles of Desdemona/Violetta/Countess Almaviva in the original work Fatal Song, Constanze (aka Lillie Langtry) in Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio, Alcina in Handel's Alcina, Giulietta in Bellini's i Capuleti e i Montecchi, Donna Elvira in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Giannetta in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore, Susanna in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Maria Callas in the East Coast premiere of Salerni's award winning opera Tony Caruso's Last Broadcast, Nichette in Washington DC's debut of Victor Herbert’s Madeleine, and the role of Mother in Menotti’s beloved Amahl and the Night Visitors.

Ms. Bingham has also delighted audiences with her charisma and charm in the roles of Valencienne in Lehar’s The Merry Widow and Yum-Yum in Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado. As a part of her studies with summer opera programs, Ms. Bingham’s works include excerpts from Verdi's Rigoletto as Gilda, Manon from Massanet's Manon, Norina from Donizetti’s Don Pasquale and Donna Anna from Mozart’s Don Giovanni.

Ms. Bingham’s concert performances include soloist for Mozart's Requiem Mass with the Manassas Chorale and with the Reston Chorale, Bach's Cantata No. 51 with New York's Metro Chamber Orchestra, Handel's Christmas and Easter Messiahs in many venues throughout the DC Metro and Northern New Mexico areas. Ms. Bingham appeared as a featured performer in Graz, Austria, where she worked with world-renown Maestro, Edoardo Müller. She has also appeared in master classes for Gabriella Lechner, Peter Mark and Elaine Walter and was a featured performer in Renee Fleming's Master Class Series at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, performing the role of Sophie from Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier trio.

Ms. Bingham has been a featured performer at various venues in the Washington, DC area, including the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage. She continues to organize and perform various recitals to raise funds for local charities in the Washington DC area. She currently studies with Michael Parker in Washington, DC.

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