VICTORIA ERICKSON, SOPRANO

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BIOGRAPHY


Praised for her "beautifully ruby-throated quality" (Classical Voice North Carolina), Minnesota native Victoria Erickson is establishing herself as a promising and vibrant soprano. Most recently, Erickson spent the summer and fall of 2021 as an Emerging Artist with Seagle Festival, where she sang the role of Harmony Twichell in the world premiere of Harmony with music by Robert Carl and libretto by Russell Banks. In 2020, Erickson made her international debut with Really Spicy Opera performing the title role of Émilie in André-Modeste Grétry's 1781 comic opera Émilie ou la belle esclave in Paris.

 

Previously, Erickson received the Encouragement Award at the North Dakota-Manitoba District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, as well as covering Nedda in Greensboro Opera's production of Leoncavallo's Pagliacci. She also made her Greensboro Opera mainstage debut as Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors in December 2019.

 

Also in the 2018-19 season, Erickson performed the role of Blanche in Dialogues des Carmélites with Saltworks Opera, the Resident Opera Company of the Eastern Shore of Virginia and portrayed Alice Ford in Verdi's Falstaff, where she was praised by Voix des Arts for her "pointed wit and sparkling tone wielded with comedic potency" (UNCG Opera Theatre). 

 

Other previous engagements include Liù in Turandot (North Carolina Summer Opera), Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, and Granny in a children's touring opera production of Little Red Riding Hood (UNCG Opera Theatre). Erickson received an Encouragement Award at the Charlotte Opera Guild Competition (Opera Carolina) in both 2017 and 2018, and was a finalist for the Student Artist Competition at the UNCG School of Music.

 

Additionally, Erickson received a merit-based scholarship to attend Berlin Opera Academy and was awarded a Colburn Fellowship with SongFest in Los Angeles, California. Other opera credits include Maggie in The Clever Artifice of Harriet and Margaret (Really Spicy Opera) and The Baron in an all-female production of Cendrillon (Garden of Song Opera).

 

A versatile performer, Erickson has also appeared in musical theatre roles such as Rapunzel in Into the Woods (Phipps Center for the Arts, College Light Opera Company) and Hedy LaRue in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (College Light Opera Company), in addition to performing in a touring revue of Irving Berlin songs with Seagle Festival in Fall 2021. 

In summer 2022, Ms. Erickson will be touring Madagascar as a featured soprano with Minnesota based company Really Spicy Opera, where she will perform in concerts and participate in outreach around the island, as well as covering the role of Angel in the world premiere of Requiem for Frankie Silver with Orpheus Music Project in St. Paul, MN.

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Piano on Dim Stage

Media

Cara sposa by G.F. Handel | Live in Recital April 30, 2022Victoria Erickson, soprano | Charles Kemper, piano
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Green Finch and Linnet Bird by Stephen Sondheim | Live in Recital April 30, 2022Victoria Erickson, soprano | Charles Kemper, piano
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Porgi, amor by W.A. Mozart | Live in Recital, April 30, 2022Victoria Erickson, soprano | Charles Kemper, piano
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Schedule

U P C O M I N G

June 24

Orpheus Music Project

Requiem for Frankie Silver (World Premiere)

Angel (cover)

Antonello Hall, St. Paul, Minnesota

June 26

St. Clement's Episcopal Church Choir

Evensong Performance

Soprano Soloist

St. Clement's Episcopal Church

St. Paul, MN

August 6

A Recital of Songs and Arias

Victoria Erickson, soprano

Miranda Kettlewell, mezzo-soprano

TBD, St. Paul, MN

 

CONTACT

Ms. Erickson is available for a variety of bookings, including:
Opera, Musical Theatre, Oratorio, Cabaret, Recital/Concert, Wedding/Memorial Services, and Private Events.

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