Ashley Becker

Ashley Becker

Dramatic/Heroic Soprano

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«"Ashley Becker, the soprano who sang Jenufa, brought a lovely, fully supported sound and thoughtful, nuanced phrasing to the role" – A. Kozinn, The New York Times (9/2/12)»
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/03/arts/music/jenufa-by-opera-slavica-with-susan-marie-pierson.html (2016)
«Ashley Becker, dont le costume fait irrésistiblement songer à ces créatures bizarres sorties de la Guerre des Étoiles, ne fait qu'une bouchée du rôle complexe et souvent caricaturé d'Elettra ; une interprétation toute en finesse et un legato intéressant ..."»
http://www.forumopera.com/v1/concerts/idomeneo_mcgill.htm (2016)
«"Ashley Becker, another fine soprano, presented "The harvest of sorrow" and "The pied piper," both by Rachmaninov. Becker's vocal coloration is already well-developed, and as soon as she spoke, this reviewer wanted to hear her sing Puccini as well as Russian works..."»
http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwopera/article/BWW-Reviews-Russian-Opera-Workshop-Programs-Begin-With-RUSSIAN-ROMANCES-20130630 (2016)
2016Beethoven: FidelioLeonore
2014Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginTatyana
2013Janáček: JenůfaJenufa
2013Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraAmelia
2009Mozart: Cosi fan tutteFiordiligi
2007Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroContessa d'Almaviva

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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.

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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Beethoven: Fidelio Leonore New Amsterdam Opera 2016
Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin Tatyana 1 week Russian Opera Workshop 2014
Janáček: Jenůfa Jenufa 1 week Opera Slavica 2013
Verdi: Un ballo in maschera Amelia 1 week Martina Arroyo Role Preparation Class 2013
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte Fiordiligi Shreveport Opera 2009