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Ms. Detwiler has sung over thirty roles with regional companies across the United States, 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".

 

Last season, she reprised Dorabella (Cosí fan tutte) with Gemma Arts, returned to Italy's Narnia Festivalto lead the Emerging Artist Program, as well as sang the roles of Flora/Annina (La traviata) with MidAtlantic Opera. Additionally, she made her debuts with Opera Mississippi as Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), and Opera Modesto as

Anne (Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Fallen Giant), and reprised the Stabat Mater with Gemma Arts. Most recently, she stepped in as Gertrude in Opera Idaho's

Roméo et Juliette.

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, Stephano (Roméo et Juliette), as well as Adalgesia  (Norma), Sesto (La clemenza di Tito), and Romeo 

(I Capuletti e i Montecchi). 

In addition, the mezzo has sung with Opera San Jose, Sacramento Opera, MidAtlantic Opera, Livermore Valley Opera, West Bay Opera, the Boise Philharmonic and Master Chorale,  Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, Auburn Symphony, the Idaho State Civic Symphony, the Boise Baroque, Tree City Chamber Players, Idaho Concerts in Care, and Symphony Silicon Valley among others.

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, Anna in The King & I, Bloody Mary in South Pacific, and her favorite Old Lady in Bernstein's Candide Suite, as well as numerous Bach cantatas. Mrs. Detwiler is a 2023 grant recipient of Idaho Commission on the Arts and National Endowmwnt of the Arts.

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

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