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Noëlle Rogers (Soprano)

Born: 1948 (?) - USA

The American soprano and singing teacher, Noëlle Rogers, studied at the University of Michigan in, Ann Arbor Michigan, where she obtained her Bachelor of Music with honors and “distinctive recognition”, Double Major: Voice (John McCollum, Carol Westerman), French Horn (Louis Stout). She continued her studies at the University of Michigan, Graduate Studies (All but last semester of Masters in Vocal Music) (honors and distinction): Voice (John McCollum), Opera (Josef Blatt). She also studied at the Julliard School of Music in New York City: Classes in Vocal Technique and Voice Therapy (Oren Brown, Instructor); Austrian Summer Festival for Artists in Graz, Austria: Vocal Training, Opera Repertoire (Sarah Corti Sforni); Salzburg Summer Festival in Salzburg, Austria: Advanced Vocal Coaching (James King); Washington National Endowment for the Arts: Headed by George London: Training in vocal technique specializing in German, Italian, French repetoire including diction and translation (George London).

Her professional engagements includes operas and concerts with orchestras: Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Ravinia Summer Festival, Wolf Trap, Aspen Summer Festival, Carnegie Hall in New York City, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Lincoln Center in New York City, Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, Los Angeles Opera Theater, Philadelphia Lyric Opera, New Orleans Opera Theater, Netherland's Opera in Holland, Aix en Provence Opera Festival in France, Marseille Opera, Concert at Piazza di Spania in Rome, Ottawa National Opera in Canada, Summer Festival in Salsburg, Linz, Concert in Vienna, Vancouver Opera in Canada, Concert Series and Opera in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Toledo Opera in Ohio, Athens, Cyprus and Thessalonicain Greece; Cairo and Alexandria in Egypt; Moscow, St. Petersburg, Minsk, Kiev, Baku, Odessa, etc. in Russia; Concert and Opera Halls: Amman in Jordan; Jerusalem, Bethlehem in Israel, Beirut iun Lebanon; Warsaw and Trannsylvania in Poland; Istanbulin Turkey; Hungary.

Noëlle Rogers has performed in operas and concerts with great artists, including: Luciano Pavarotti, John Alexander, Franz Allers, Norman Ayerton, Richard Bonynge, Frank Corsaro, Plácido Domingo, Reginal Giovanninetti, Martin Katz, Charles Nelson Reilly, Marilyn Horne, George London, Beni Montressor, Jean-Pierre Ponelle, Samuel Ramey, John Reardon, Louis Quilico, Eric Tappy, Alan Titus, Ingvar Wixel.

Noëlle Rogers' opera repertoire include: Bellini: I Puritani (Elvira), La Sonnambula (Anina), Norma (Norman); Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena); Ferruccio Busoni: Doktor Faustus (Elena); Donizetti: Anna Bolena (Anna); Charles Gounod: Faust (Marguerite); George Frideric Handel: Rinaldo (Armide), Rodelinda (Rodelinda), Semele (Semele); Lehar: Die lustige Witwe (Die Witwe), Leoncavallo: Pagliacci (Nedda), Massenet: Thais (Thais), Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea (Poppea), Montemessi: L'amore di tre re (Fiora), Mozart: Die Zauberflote (Koenigen der Nacht), La clemenza di Tito (Vitellia), Cosi fan tutte (Fiordiligi), Don Giovanni (Donna Anna), Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Konstanze); Offenbach: Les Contes D'Hoffman (Olympia, Antonia, Giulietta); Puccini: La Boheme (Mimi, Musetta), Tosca (Tosca); J. Strauss: Die Fledermaus (Roselinda); Tschaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (Tatania); Thomas: Mignon (Philine); Verdi: Ernani (Elvira); Il Trovatore (Leonora), La Traviata (Violetta), Othello (Desdemona), Rigoletto (Gilda), Von Weber: Der Freischutz (Agatha), Wagner: Lohengrin (Elsa), Tannhauser (Elisabeth), Ward: The Crucible (Abigail)
Concert repertoire include: J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 51, Cantata BWV 202, Magnificat (BWV 243), St. John Passion (BWV 245), St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244); L.v. Beethoven: Christus am Olberg, Mass in C, Mount of Olives, Symphony No. 9; Leonard Bernstein: Recipes; Johannes Brahms: Requiem, Art Songs; Gabriel Fauré, and other French Composers: Art Songs; J. Haydn: The Creation, The Seasons; George Frideric Handel: The Messiah, Samson, Songs; Milhaud: Catalogue de Fleurs, Quatre Chanson de Ronsard; W.A. Mozart: Ch-io ma Scordi di te, Vorrei, spiegarvi, Mass in c minor, Requiem, Vesperae di Solennis de Confessori; Rossini: Stabat Mater; Robert Schumann: Art Songs; R. Strauss : Art Songs; Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brazilieras No. 5; Wolf: Art Songs.

It is quoted in the Opera World: "Noëlle Rogers made it to the top and then disappeared". During those years of "disappearance" she was living and traveling abroad with her son. At this time she made her home in Frankfurt, Berlin, Milan and Rome and transitioned into a second career, that of a professional singing teacher, studying extensively in addition to her professional experience. It became apparent that she had a talent for guiding singers correctly and became known for the outstanding results singers experienced with her teaching. When "9-11" occurred, she was still in Italy. Due to this national disaster, she decided to move to Florida to be near her son. She was offered a position at the University of Tampa, and is still there, 6 years later. It was not her intention to stay at the University, but she has become a very popular and loved teacher and her students won't let her leave. They have awarded her “Professor of the Year” and the semester appraisals of teachers consistently praise her as a teacher and person. Her boss told her that she has accomplished something that had never happened before at the University - she received a perfect score from every one of her students.

Films: Buffalo Bill and the Indians, (Mimi) Director, Robert Altman, Paul Newman, Burt Lancaster, Geraldine Chaplin, Joel Gray, Harvey Keitel, Kevin McArthur, Shelly Duval, etc.; Clemenza di Tito, (Vitellia) filmed in Marseille; Grace and Beauty, (the designer model), filmed in Paris, Andre Charbonne
Recordings: Sister Angelica (Angelica), Premiere and Recording; Mignon by Massanet (Philine); Rinaldo by G.F. Handel (Armida); Thais by Massenet (Thais); Pagliacci by Leoncavallo (Nedda), San Francisco-live radio broadcast; WCNA Chicago, program of arias and art songs; Austrian Radio Broadcast and recordings, Salzburg and Linz, Austria; Radio Hostess: HR Frankfurt-Main Radio; SFB Radio.

Source: Noëlle Rogers Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2014)

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