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Erin Wood, Soprano

Erin Wood is one of the most exciting talented young artists to emerge during the past few seasons.  She came to public attention at the Lyric Opera of Chicago when she replaced Deborah Voigt on short notice as Sieglinde in Die Walküre, singing with great success, while still a member of the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists.  Other roles she performed with the company include Lisa in The Queen of Spades, Berta in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Gutrune and the Third Norn in Gótterdämmerung, Ortlinde in Die Walküre, the Lady-in-Waiting in Verdi’s Macbeth, Marianne in Der Rosenkavalier, plus roles in Street Scene and Susannah.  She has appeared onstage at the San Francisco Opera and Opera Colorado as Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera.  She has also been engaged by the San Francisco Opera for La Forza del Destino (as Leonora), and Cavalleria Rusticana (as Santuzza).  

Elsewhere, Ms. Wood has performed Lisa in The Queen of Spades for Opera Grand Rapids, Lady Billows in Albert Herring for the Music Academy of the West, Mavis in The Fantastic Mr. Fox for Los Angeles Opera, and productions of The Flying Dutchman and The Magic Flute for Opera Pacific.

Erin Wood has appeared to critical acclaim on the concert stages of the Ravinia Festival, Grant Park Music Festival, the Pacific Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Toledo Opera, Lake Forest Symphony, the Angeles Chorale, and the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago.  She has presented recitals for the Dame Myra Hess Foundation in Chicago and the Marilyn Horne Foundation in New York.

Erin Wood received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from UCLA where she is now completing her doctoral dissertation.  She is the winner of numerous awards, including the Kirsten Flagstad Award from the George London Foundation, Rose AM. Grundman Prize from the Union League Civic and Arts Foundation, the Edith Newfield Prize from Chicago’s Musicians’ Club of Women, Third Prize in the Metropolitan Opera’s Central Regional Finals, First Prize Winner in Palm Springs Opera Guild, and scholarships from the Lee Schaenen Foundation and Liberace Foundations.

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