Betany Coffland, Mezzo-Soprano
2008 – 2012
Upcoming performances for Betany Coffland include soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass with the Sacramento Philharmonic and a recital on the 405 Shrader concert series in San Francisco, both in Spring of 2013. In May, Ms. Coffland sings the role of Carmen in concert with the Diablo Symphony, and performs as a soloist at the Firehouse Theater in Pleasanton with Livermore Opera. Previous 2012-13 engagements included the role of Nicklausse/Muse for West Bay Opera, the role of Flora (La traviata) for Livermore Opera, and a solo recital she presented in Kansas City.
While a member of OSJ’s resident ensemble, Ms. Coffland performed the roles Idamante (Idomeneo), The Woman (La voix humaine), and Siebel (Faust). Other roles performed during her residency included Dolly (Anna Karenina) Rosina (The Barber of Seville), Javotte (Manon), Angelina (La Cenerentola), Cherubino (The Marriage of Figaro) Olga (Eugene Onegin), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), and the title role in Carmen.
She received a MM degree from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from New England Conservatory of Music. She recently lived a year in Italy, studying the language for her profession while performing on concerts throughout the Umbrian and Tuscan regions. In 2003, she received the Bori Grant for foreign music study in the Czech language where she studied in Prague and has received scholarships from The Juilliard School, the Aspen Music Festival, and New England Conservatory of Music.
Ms. Coffland won the Grand Prize at the Margaret Kimball Competition and she won first place in the Treasure Valley Concerto Competition. Her operatic roles also include Zita in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, L’Enfant in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les sortilegès, Miles in Britten’s The Turn of The Screw and Giannetta from Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore.
Fond of concert and recital repertoire, Ms. Coffland has been heard in recitals in Massachusetts, Missouri, Kansas, Idaho and New York, including solo performances in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and in Boston’s Jordan Hall.
For more information, please visit Ms. Coffland’s website: http://betany.coffland.com/