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 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). 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 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 the 2021 season, Erickson looks forward to spending the summer and fall as an Emerging Artist with Seagle Music Colony, where she will sing the role of Harmony Twichell in the world premiere of Harmony with music by Robert Carl and libretto by Russell Banks. 

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Schedule

U P C O M I N G

Rosalinda (cover) 

Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss II

SEAGLE MUSIC COLONY

*Postponed due to COVID-19, check back for 2021 dates

Harmony Twichell

Harmony by Robert Carl/Russell Banks (world premiere)

SEAGLE MUSIC COLONY

*Postponed due to COVID-19, check back for 2021 dates

 

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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