Hailed by the New York Times as a “rich-voiced mezzo-soprano,” Cecelia Hall is one of an exciting new crop of versatile American singers, poised on the threshold of an international career.
Ms. Hall’s 2014-15 season includes a return to the Metropolitan Opera as Javotte in Manon, a debut at the Canadian Opera Company as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and a return to the Seattle Opera as Zerlina in Don Giovanni. Other highlights include a return to Carnegie Hall for the 2015 Marilyn Horne Song Celebration, a Metropolitan Opera-sponsored Mozart recital at the NJPAC and Ms. Hall’s debut at the Santa Fe Opera as Don Ramiro in La Finta Giardiniera.
In the 2013-14 season, Ms. Hall debuted as Dorabella in Così Fan Tutte with North Carolina Opera and Zerlina in Don Giovanni with Opera Philadelphia, sang a Spotlight Recital with The Song Continues at Carnegie Hall, and returned to Lyric Opera of Chicago to sing Annio in La Clemenza di Tito. In concert, Ms. Hall appeared as the Page in Salome with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Over the summer, she made her Aix-en-Provence Festival debut as Zaida in Rossini’s Il Turco in Italia. She then sang a concert of Baroque Masterworks with La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest, and finished the summer with the Bard Music Festival as Florinda in Schubert’s Fierrabras.
An alumna of The Juilliard School and DePaul University, Ms. Hall is a recipient of a 2011 Sara Tucker Study Grant, a 2012 Brian Dickie Outstanding Young Singer Award, the 2013 Lynne Harvey Foundation Scholarship from the Musician’s Club of Women, and Third Prize from the 2013 Gerda Lissner Foundation.