Soprano Chabrelle Williams, the first Artist Diploma in Opera graduate of Rice University most recently reprised her role of Sadie Griffith in Champion by Terence Blanchard with Opera Parallele. Other performances of note include title role in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Elle in La Voix Humaine and La Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro. Ms. Williams made her debut at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, creating the roles of Cousin Blanche and Sadie Griffith in the world premiere of Terence Blanchard’s Champion. While working on her master’s in Cincinnati, Ms. Williams also performed the roles of Annie in Porgy and Bess with the Cincinnati Opera and Fiordiligi in Così Fan Tutte. Ms. Williams received her bachelor’s degree from Oberlin Conservatory. While there she performed the roles of Marenka in The Bartered Bride, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, and Pamina in The Magic Flute. Ms. Williams soloed with CityMusic last in 2009 on a performace of the Schubert Mass in G Major which was preceded by her performance with CityMusic of Mozart’s Excultate Jubilate K.165 in December 2009.
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CityMusic Cleveland strives for more as it approaches its 15th season Story and photography by Michael C. Butz On a sweltering and stormy evening in mid-May, the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus presented a special Saturday night service, of sorts. It was a program that typically takes place only four times a year at the […]
With generous support from the Cleveland Foundation, CityMusic Cleveland has embarked on a mission to enhance our digital footprint to more fully engage with our local communities, especially younger audiences. Our social media consultant has documented the strategy so far as a resource for other non-profits who may struggle to find the resources to devote to digital media. (link to social media resource page)