Lee’s Summit native performing in operas in Colorado

March 19, 2014 

Anna Christine “Chris” Woiward of Lee’s Summit has multiple upcoming performance opportunities. She will sing the soprano solo in the Lord Nelson mass by Haydn April 5 with the Greely Chorale. In addition, she will perform as Donna Anna in a duet from Don Giovanni April 9 with the University of Northern Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

On April 17 she will perform her master’s recital, and on May 3, she will sing the soprano solo for Mozart’s Requiem with the Greeley Philharmonic. Her company, the Opera Fort Collins, will also be performing “Turandot” May 30, where she will sing in the chorus and cover the role of Li?

In 2013, Woiward performed as the mother in Gian Carlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” a one-act opera retelling of the First Christmas from the perspective of a young boy, in conjunction with the Opera Fort Collins where she is an apprentice artist.

Woiward is in her second year of graduate school at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo. While attending graduate school, she has performed as Magda, one of the lead characters in Giacomo Puccini’s “La Rondine.”

She earned a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from Southeast Missouri State University in 2012.

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