Courtney Ruckman

Courtney Ruckman

Lyric Coloratura Soprano

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«"You cannot help but fall in love with Courtney Ruckman...Her voice quality was superb...her solos were magnificent."»
Entertainment News, NW (2016)
«"There are a number of secondary characters in 'The Magic Flute' who are...vital to the success of a production. Special mention must be made of...the arresting vocalism of the First of the Three Ladies, Courtney Ruckman..."»
Spokesman Review (2016)
2017Bizet: CarmenFrasquita
2016Lieder RecitalSoprano


Praised for her "arresting vocalism" by the Spokesman Review, Entertainment News, NW says "you cannot help but fall in love with Courtney Ruckman...her voice quality was superb...her solos were magnificent." In upcoming engagements, she will present two recitals as a part of the Caramoor Festival's "Holiday Tea Musicales" series. Later she joins the Nashville Opera Young Artist Program as Frasquita (Carmen) and creates the role of Jessie (Masquerade) in the world premiere of Paterson's Three Way. She will reprise the role with American Opera Projects for its New York City premiere. 
Last season, she joined Opera Coeur d'Alene as First Lady (Die Zauberflöte) and covered Marzelline (Fidelio) as a Caramoor Bel Canto Young Artist. In concert, she returned to the Portland Chamber Orchestra as the soprano soloist in Handel'sMessiah. 
During the 2014-2015 season, she was a member of the Central City Opera Studio Artists Program where she performed selected scenes and was a featured artist in an afternoon recital series. Additionally, she appeared as Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) with Pacific Northwest Opera and debuted with the Portland Chamber Orchestra in performances of Judas Maccabaeus (Handel). Having an aptitude for new music, she covered the role of the Youth in the world premiere of After Life (Cipullo) with Music of Remembrance. 
Highlights from previous seasons include her role debuts as Gilda (Rigoletto) with Pacific Northwest Opera, Sophie (Werther) with Vashon Opera, and Héro (Béatrice et Bénédict) with the Puget Sound Concert Opera. She also appeared as First Lady (Die Zauberflöte) with the Astoria Music Festival and as Maria (The Sound of Music) with Opera Idaho. In concert, she performed Mozart's Exsultate, Jubilate with the Skagit Symphony. 
A 2014 Northwest Region finalist of the Metropolitan National Council Auditions, Ms. Ruckman also received encouragement awards in the 2012 district competition and the 2016 Partners for the Arts, Inc. Vocal Competition.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Bizet: Carmen Frasquita 2017
Lieder Recital Soprano Caramoor Festival 2016


Encouragement Award, Partners for the Arts, INC
Finalist, MONCA NOrthwest Region
Winner, Coeur d'Alene Symphony Young Artist Competition