Victoria Hart

Contralto Victoria Hart is an active soloist in both opera and concert repertoire.  A specialist in character and comedic roles, Ms.  Hart has appeared with companies such as the Knoxville Opera, Sacramento Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, Eugene Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Long Beach Opera and Rimrock Opera. 

 Future operatic engagements include the roles of Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro with the Greensboro Opera, La Zia Principessa and Zita in Il Trittico with Opera Santa Barbara, Emilia in Otello with the Fresno Opera, Ruth in Pirates of Penzance with the Evansville Symphony Orchestra, and a return to the Rimrock Opera as Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus.

 Ms. Hart has been a featured soloist with the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra, the Angeles Chorale in Los Angeles, the New Amsterdam Singers in New York City, the Albuquerque Chamber Orchestra, Bakersfield Masterworks Chorale, Los Robles Master Chorale, Master Chorale of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Choral Society and Musica Antiqua of Santa Barbara.  In 1999 and 2000 Ms. Hart was heard as the alto soloist on the KDB Radio broadcasts of The Messiah.  Ms. Hart’s solo oratorio and concert repertoire includes such works as the alto solos in the Mozart and Duruflé Requiems; the Bach b minor Mass and Cantatas no. 4, 106 and 147; Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Missa Solemnis;  the Haydn Theresian Mass; Mendelssohn’s Elijah; Puccini’s Messa di Gloria; the Pergolesi Stabat Mater, the Rossini Stabat Mater; the Holst Hymn of Jesus and many others.

Ms. Hart earned her D.M.A. in Vocal Performance at UCSB, and teaches voice privately in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.  In addition, she is currently a member of the voice faculty of Westmont College.  In 2004 Ms. Hart won the UCSB Concerto Competition, and was a finalist in the 2003 Liederkranz Wagnerian Singer competition in New York City.  Ms. Hart has been an apprentice at the Sarasota Opera and attended the AIMS Summer Vocal Institute in Graz, Austria.  She has coached with the late Alberta Masiello, Neal Goren, Valéry Ryvkin and Walter Taussig and has studied acting with Nina Foch and Gary Race.  In addition to her work as a singer, Ms. Hart has written works for the stage which were performed at Lake George Opera, Music Academy of the West and SUNY Purchase.  In 2000 Ms. Hart was featured in a nationally televised commercial for Merrill Lynch. 

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