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TOBY NEWMAN | Mezzo-Soprano

 

Opera Magazine (UK) praised American mezzo-soprano Toby Newman’s “…moving, plaintive-voiced account of the name part” for her portrayal of the title role in Holst’s Savitri. An elegant and sympathetic performer, she most recently appeared as Bianca in LoftOpera’s critically acclaimed production of The Rape of Lucretia. Her repertoire also includes Sesto in Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, and the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors. Of her Dorabella in Così fan tutte with St. Petersburg Opera the Tampa Bay Examiner said “Ms. Newman had the entire audience laughing continuously from falling up the stairs to hang onto her departing love’s leg to learning coquetry from Ms. Seipel. She has such a clear voice and amazing range that it gave listeners delightful shivers.” Ms Newman is also an accomplished oratorio singer, with recent credits including the alto solos in Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Handel’s Messiah, Judas Maccabaeus, and Dettigen Te Deum, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and Cantata 80, Brahms’ Liebeslieder Walzer, and one of the two “divas” in the New Haven Symphony Orchestra’s Dueling Divas concert. In addition to her work in traditional opera and oratorio, Ms. Newman works extensively in the realm of new music and contemporary opera. Her longtime association with Meredith Monk has included multiple recordings and concerts at Carnegie Hall and other renowned venues. Additional new music highlights include the lead female role in Robert Een’s opera The Escape Artist at Disney Hall in Los Angeles and repeat performances in Maharashstra, India, and world and American premieres by composers such as Thomas Pasatieri, Huang Ruo, and Hugo Kauder, among many others.
 

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