Natalie Image

Voice Type: Soprano

Hometown: Tsawwassen, BC, Canada

Merola Roles: Clorinda (La Cenerentola)


Schools: San Francisco Conservatory of Music; The Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music; Thompson Rivers University; Opera on the Avalon; OperaNUOVA; Tapestry Opera
Teachers:
César Ulloa (San Francisco Conservatory of Music), Helga Tucker, Donna Sherman (Glenn Gould School of the RCM)
Major Roles or Experience: Johanna (Sweeney Todd); Mrs. De Rocher (Dead Man Walking); Model 2 (A Silent Serenade); Fury 1 (La Calisto)

Other Interests:

From the ages of 4 till 15 I lived in Osoyoos, BC, Canada, with a population of about 6 000 people, where my family farmed an orchard. Also, a Canadian opera, Filumena by John Estacio, was written about my great-grandmother’s bootlegger cousin who was hanged at 22 years old! I have been performing since the age of 5, particularly with Missoula Children’s Theater which traveled to Osoyoos every year, as well as participating in the Kiwanis Music Festivals—I have always known I love to perform and now being able to do that on a larger scale is pretty amazing!

Hiking in the mountains, sewing, cooking occasionally.


Awards: Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Western Region Winner, 2016; Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, San Francisco District Winner, 2016; San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concerto Competition Winner, 2016; Canadian Federation of University Women Scholarship Award, 2015

Upcoming: San Francisco Conservatory of Music: Aurore (Le portrait de Manon); San Francisco Conservatory of Music: Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (S. Barber)