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Ms. Detwiler has sung over thirty roles with regional companies on the West Coast, favoring Mahler, Strauss, Bel Canto and French repertoire. Critics have described her instrument as "amber-voiced", "a velvety mezzo soprano voice with excellent range", with performances being cited as "riveting" and holding "center stage commandingly".

 

Since moving to Boise Idaho in 2007 she has performed nearly a dozen characters with Opera Idaho. Roles include Siebel (Faust), Tisbe (La cenerentola), Bloody Mary (South Pacific), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Augusta (The Ballad of Baby Doe), Mother (Hansel & Gretel), Dinah (Trouble in Tahiti), Anna (The King and I), Maddalena (Rigoletto), and Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte).
 

In the current season, she will debut Jade Boucher in Dead Man Walking with her hometown Opera Idaho, reprise her role as Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) in a concert version, and return to the Narnia Festival in Italy to lead the Emerging Artist Program.

Having sung with companies and orchestras across the U.S., the mezzo-soprano has performed lyric to dramatic repertoire. Among her favorite characters are Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Elizabeth Proctor (The Crucible), 

Preziosilla (La forza del destino), CarmenDorabella 

(Cosí fan tutte), Stephano (Romeo et Juliette), as well as 

Sister Helen (Dead Man Walking), Sesto (La clemenza di Tito), and Romeo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi). 

In addition, the mezzo has sung with Sacramento Opera, MidAtlantic Opera, West Bay Opera, San Francisco Lyric Opera, Mission City Opera, the Boise Philharmonic,  Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, Auburn Symphony, the Boise Master Chorale and Boise Baroque and Symphony Silicon Valley as well as guest and resident artist with Opera San Jose (2002-2007).

Her concert credits include soloist in Haydn's Creation, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s RequiemSaint-Säens’ Christmas Oratorio, Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer and 2nd SymphonyBeethoven’s 9th Symphony, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, Herzogenberg’s Die Geburt Christi, Einhorn’s Voices of Light, and her favorite Old Lady in Bernstein's Candide Suite, as well as numerous Bach cantatas.

She and her husband, baritone Jason Detwiler live in Boise, Idaho and study with NYC teacher, Andrea DelGiudice.

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