Emerging Soprano Andrea Chinedu Nwoke recently performed the role of Agnès Sorel in the Philadelphia premiere of Tchaikovsky’s Maid of Orleans. Other recent roles include Luisa in Luisa Miller, Magda Sorel in Menotti’s The Consul, Santuzza in Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, and Madame Lidoine in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites. She was honored to sing the title role (Fannie Lou Hamer) in the East Coast premiere of Dark River: The Fannie Lou Hamer Story with the Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra in the Spring 2014. She was thrilled to return to the role of Fannie Lou in the concert suite adaptation of the opera in Washington D.C, Mt.Holyoke, and Atlanta during the 2016 season.
Formerly a Mezzo-Soprano, Ms.Nwoke performed Frugola in Il Tabarro,
Larina in Eugene Onegin, Kleonike in Lysistrata, and Aunt Cecilia March in the 2008 Israeli premiere of Little Women. In 2009 she returned to IVAI in Tel Aviv to sing Baba the Turk in The Rake’s Progress under the baton of Metropolitan Opera conductor Paul Nadler. Additional mezzo roles include Miss Todd in The Old Maid and the Thief, Die Stallmagd in Königskinder and Maman and Un Pâtre in L’Enfant et les Sortileges. Ms.Nwoke holds a Bachelor of Music degree from The University of the Arts and received training at Peabody Institute. Additional training: IVAI - Tel Aviv, Seagle Music Colony, dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, Russian Opera Workshop and Dicapo Opera Theatre Resident Artist Program.
A Colorado native, Ms.Nwoke currently resides in NYC.