2009 – 2010
During the 2016-17 season, REBECCA SCHUESSLER performs the role of The Sensuous Woman in Milton Granger’s The Proposal with Opera Collective, and then returns to Greeley, CO in March 2017 to perform on a chamber music concert singing Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer.
In 2015-16, Ms. Schuessler was active on the New York City concert stage, performing a recital of primarily French repertoire with pianist, Eric Sedgwick, in December 2015. She appeared with Opera Collective for a Gala Concert at the National Opera Center in New York City in March, then performed the role of Dorothée in Massenet’s Cendrillon with Utopia Opera. She also traveled to Italy that season to perform the title role in Bizet’s Carmen, which was very enthusiastically received.
During the 2014-15 season, Ms. Schuessler performed Ravel’s Shéhérazade with the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, and had her official mezzo debut as soloist in the Duruflé Requiem in May 2014 with Wagner College in New York.
Engagements during the 2011-12 season for Ms. Schuessler included her appearance as a featured soloist with the Greeley Philharmonic in a performance of Vaughn-Williams Dona Nobis Pacem.
While a member of the resident company, Ms. Schuessler appeared in the title role of Manon, Clorinda (La Cenerentola), and the Countess (The Marriage of Figaro). Ms. Schuessler made her company debut during the 2008 – 2009 season, appearing as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte. She has sung in various styles ranging from the Baroque to contemporary, and is equally at home on the recital stage as on the operatic stage.
Ms. Schuessler has sung roles at Opera Idaho, West Bay Opera, the Civic Opera of Kansas City, the Conservatory of Music at UMKC, and Florida State University. She has also sung in Italy with the Barga Institute at the Teatro Differente in Barga, Italy. Roles performed include Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Mimì (La bohème), Madame Warblewell (The Impresario), Ann Putnam (The Crucible), Noemie (Cendrillon), Cornelia (Giulio Cesare), Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas), Mary (The Wise Women) and Bianca (La rondine).
Ms. Schuessler has been a district winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Second Place winner in the Young Artist division of the Orpheus Competition, and a finalist in the Concerto/Aria Competition at the Conservatory of Music in Kansas City, Mo.
Please visit Ms. Schuessler’s website for more information.