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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 received the Encouragement Award at the North Dakota-Manitoba District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. In summer 2019, Erickson performed the role of Blanche in Dialogues des Carmélites with Saltworks Opera, the Resident Opera Company of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Previously, Erickson 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). In Fall 2018, she won 1st Place in the Student Artist Division of the Saltworks Opera Vocal Competition and performed the leading role of Cookie in the 20th century piece Talk Opera (UNCG Opera Theatre). Other recent 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.

 

Previously, she 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).

 

Erickson received her Master of Music in Voice at University of North Carolina- Greensboro with a full tuition scholarship and assistantship in May 2019. Upcoming roles include Nedda (cover) in Greensboro Opera's production of Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, and will be making her Greensboro Opera mainstage debut as Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors in December 2019. In January 2020, Erickson looks forward to making 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. 

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Schedule

2019-2020

U P C O M I N G

Nedda (cover)

Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo

GREENSBORO OPERA

November 15 | 7:30 pm

November 17 | 2 pm

UNCG Auditorium

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Mother

Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti

GREENSBORO OPERA

December 18, 19, 20 | 10:30 am

December 22 | 2 pm

Well-Spring Theatre

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Émilie 

Émilie ou la belle esclave by André-Modeste Grétry

REALLY SPICY OPERA

January 15, 2020 

Bibliothèque nationale de France

January 16, 2020

Fondation des États-Unis

 

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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