Beverly Thiele

With a career of over 25 years, known for the intensity and honesty of her character portrayal and clear, silver-toned singing voice, soprano Beverly O’Regan Thiele earned critical and popular acclaim for her interpretations of many important roles from repertoire of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.  Roles included Blanche in Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire, Magda in The Consul (also recorded on Newport Classics Label), Mrs. Williamson in David Lang’s The Difficulty of Crossing a Field (also recorded on Canteloupe Records), creating the leading soprano role in world premieres of two operas by Michael Nyman (Love Counts and Man and Boy: Dada), title roles in Vanessa, Susannah, Jenůfa, Kát’a Kabanová, Thčrése Raquin, Abigail in The Crucible, Arkadina in The Seagull, Miss Jessel in The Turn of the Screw.  Other acclaimed roles include Donna Elvira, Fiordiligi, Erste Dame, Musetta; Chrysothemis, Dritte Magd and Vierte Magd in Elektra, Ortlinde and Gerhilde in Die Walküre, Rosabella in Most Happy Fella.  Opera companies with which she has sung these roles include Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera, New York City Opera, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Broomhill Festival in England, Beth Morrison Projects, DiCapo Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, among others.  Ms O’Regan Thiele has a self-titled CD of sacred and religious songs,  “Live in the Light”, accompanied by Chicago’s finest Irish and Classical musicians.

A student of voice teacher David Jones, the Uta Hagen Technique at HB Studio, and Knight-Thompson Speech Work,  Ms O’Regan Thiele maintains a Vocal Arts Studio in which she coaches acting for opera singers, teaches voice lessons and accent reduction and volunteers as an ESL teacher with her local library outside of Manhattan.  She recently directed Act 3 of Rigoletto, and an evening concert of arias with Resonanz Opera.



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