American Lyric Coloratura Soprano Nancy Elledge has captured and delighted audiences from coast to coast and internationally. She has performed over 40 roles with opera companies, and theaters, as well as appearing as soloist with leading orchestras and symphonies. Some of these roles include Baby Doe in The Ballad of Baby Doe, Cunegonde in Candide, Adina in The Elixir of Love, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Marie in The Daughter of the Regiment, Norina in Don Pasquale, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Blonchen in The Abduction from the Seraglio and Despina in Cosi Fan Tutte.
She has performed countless roles including Maria in The Sound of Music, and Marian in The Music Man, Nadina in The Chocolate Soldier and over 35 performances of Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance. She is equally at home with operetta, opera and musical theater. In addition, she is well known for her one-woman show Lily: Portrait of a Diva, sponsored by The Texas Commission on the Arts. Some of the opera companies have included N.Y. City Opera, Houston's "Texas Opera Theater", San Francisco Opera, Baltimore Opera, The Dallas Opera, Fargo-Morehead Opera, Orlando Opera, Shreveport Opera, Virginia Opera, a host of national and international symphonies, and theater companies.
Miss Elledge is also an experienced concert singer. Her repertoire embraces four centuries and a wide range of masterworks--from the renaissance glories of Vivaldithrough Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms, to 20th century highlights like Vaughan-Williams' Hodie and Orff's Carmina Burana She has also had great experience in the popular repertoire, notably in the songs of Richard Rogers, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Noel Coward, Lerner & Lowe and Jerome Kern as wellas numerous concerts in the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire.
She was honored to perform at the home of Van Cliburn for President George and Laura Bush. At the invitation of The City of Dallas, she was selected to be the female soloist at The Command Performance for Her Majesty Queen of England II. Miss Elledge has also performed as soloist in Japan, China and The Far East with various international orchestras on three different tours.
She now enjoys a highly rewarding and successful teaching career. She has been on the faculty of Texas Christian University for the last 22 years, while maintaining her own private voice studio in Dallas and previously in New York City. Her many students have thrived and become professional singers themselves under her tutelage. She has been a guest professor at The University of Miami, University of Texas and a 1-year appointment at The University of North Texas.
Currently, her students can be heard performing as soloists in theaters, with symphony orchestras and numerous opera companies throughout the U.S. and in Europe. Several of these venues include Chicago Lyric Opera, Zurich Opera Studio, Baltimore Opera, Arizona Opera, Ft. Worth Opera, The Dallas Opera, Ft. Worth Opera, Theater Gera and Landestheater Altenburg and Central City Opera, to name a few. She is extremely proud of her students and their accomplishment and feels blessed to be a musician.
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