Biography

 

Teresa Castillo, soprano, is making huge strides in the world of classical music. She received her Bachelors in Music Performance from the Metropolitan State College of Denver where she studied with Dr. MeeAe Nam, and briefly studied with renowned mezzo-soprano Judith Christin. She recently graduated from the Lamont School of Music with a Masters in Vocal Performance under the guidance of Sara Bardill and bass Ken Cox. She is currently studying with acclaimed soprano, Ashley Putnam.

Among her long list of roles, some of her favorites include Elsie Maynard in Yeomen of the Guard, Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte, Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro, The Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel, Janet in The Rocky Horror Show among many others. She has also been a member of the Central City Opera Ensemble for the past seven seasons. Last year she was awarded many prestigious awards from Lamont, including the Joe Docksey music career development fund, and the Denver Lyric Opera Guild Award, along with the Recital of Distinciton Award and was a semi-finalist at the Classical Singer Competition in the Young Artist Division at the National level. Fall 2013, she sang the soprano solos in Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Arapahoe Philharmonic, Mahler Symphony 4 and the world premier of Convergence, a song for Soprano and orchestra written by Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory with the Boulder Symphony.

Recently, she sang the role of Yum-Yum with Loveland Opera in their production of The Mikado, won second place in the Denver Lyric Opera Guild Competition for Colorado Singers and will be joining Opera Colorado again for the chorus of Carmen in May, 2014. She will also be performing an abridged version of Bellini’s La Sonnambula as the role of Amina in June of this year. This summer she will be participating in the Opera Viva! Italy summer program in Verona, Italy where she will study will Ashley Putnam.

This fall she is making her move out to New York City to continue her studies with Ms. Putnam.

In her spare time, Ms. Castillo enjoys teaching, knitting, cooking and watching movies!

“Comic relief was provided mostly by Drusilla…” – from her recent performance as “Drusilla” in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea
- Voce di Meche, 2013

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