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Bio

Beth Bayley, a native of Toronto, Ontario, has performed professionally on both the operatic and concert stage. In 2014, she sang the role of Pamina in a concert version of The Magic Flute with the Minnesota Opera’s CoOperation Residency outreach program. She also sang the role of Marenka in Smetana’s, The Bartered Bride, with the University of Minnesota Opera Theater, and had the opportunity to sing in the world premiere workshop of Kevin Puts’ new opera, The Manchurian Candidate, with the Minnesota Opera. In 2013, Beth was the winner of both the Schubert Club’s Thelma Hunter scholarship and Voices of Vienna Scholarship for Austrian Studies, which allowed her to study at the Mozarteum International Summer Academy in Salzburg with renowned American soprano, Grace Bumbry. Other operatic roles include Alice in Falstaff, Ottavia in L’incoronazione di Poppea, Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi, the title role in Suor Angelica, the Mother in Hansel and Gretel, and Nancy in Albert Herring. Beth’s recent concert performances include Bach’s cantata, Aus Tiefer Not and Handel’s Messiah. Beth is currently pursuing a DMA in Voice Performance at the University of Minnesota, and earned her Master of Music at the University of Minnesota Duluth.