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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".

 

Last season, she reprised Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) with Gemma Arts, returned to the Narnia Festival in Italy leading the Emerging Artist Program, as well as singing the roles Flora/Annina (La traviata) with MidAtlantic Opera. Finishing out this season, she made her debut with Opera Mississippi as Orlofsky 

(Die Fledermaus) and reprised the Stabat Mater with Gemma Arts.

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, 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, 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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