Bethany Worrell

Bethany Worrell

Light Lyric Soprano

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«“Bethany Worrell sang the High Priestess’s phrases with gleaming tone that projected easily." - Judith Malafronte (Regarding 2016 Aida at Tanglewood)»
opera news (2016)
«During the Chorus of the Priests, Bethany Worrell sang the role of the High Priestess. Her voice, clear and sweet, projected easily over the orchestra. At the end of the show, the loudest cheers went to Worrell.»
The Berkshire Edge (2016)
«Ultimately, as Don Alfonso’s accomplice, Bethany Worrell’s Despina stole the show. Her crisp voice was light; a perfect reflection of her character’s simple, but common, sense. Her hilarious accents as the notary and the doctor were indeed “worth all the gold in Peru.”»
The Boston Musical Intelligencer (2016)
2016Verdi: AidaVoice of the High Priestess
2016Rossini: La CenerentolaClorinda
2014Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosEcho
2013Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDespina

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“Bethany Worrell sang the High Priestess’s phrases with gleaming tone that projected easily.” – Opera News


Hailed for performing with "a gorgeous and flexible soprano that revealed a large measure of dramatic intelligence and musical acumen,” soprano Bethany Worrell has performed in Boston, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Salzburg. Most recently, Bethany made her Boston Symphony Orchestra soloist debut as the High Priestess in Aida under the baton of Maestro Andris Nelsons at the Tanglewood Festival. Bethany was a Young Artist with the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh during their 2014 season, performing the role of Echo in Ariadne on Naxos, as well as Wendy in the world-premiere performance of Roger Zahab’s Happy Hour. In the Boston area, Bethany has been seen as Clorinda (La Cenerentola) with the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) in Faneuil Hall, Masha (Four Sisters) with Boston Opera Collaborative, Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro) with Opera del West, Micaëla (Carmen) with Longwood Opera, the Dew Fairy (Hansel and Gretel) with MetroWest Opera, Despina (Cosi fan tutte) with NEMPAC, and Pamina (The Magic Flute) and Zerlina (Don Giovanni) with New England Conservatory Opera. When not singing opera, Bethany is the Soprano Artist-in-Residence with the Metropolitan Chorale where she frequently sings as the soprano soloist in masterworks.

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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Verdi: Aida Voice of the High Priestess Immediately Boston Symphony Orchestra (Boston) 2016
Rossini: La Cenerentola Clorinda Immediately NEMPAC 2016
Strauss R.: Ariadne auf Naxos Echo 1 week Opera Theater of Pittsburgh 2014
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte Despina 1 week NEMPAC 2013