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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".

 

Recently, she debuted Jade Boucher in Dead Man Walking with her hometown Opera Idaho, reprised Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) with Gemma Arts, and returned to the Narnia Festival in Italy leading the Emerging Artist Program. Upcoming events include the roles of Flora/Annina with South Orange Performing Arts and her debut with Mississippi Opera as Orlofsky.

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 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 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, 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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