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Erin Nafziger

Soprano

“The three ladies of the family also provide a great energy and visual interest. Erin Nafziger in pink and gold brocade and a tasteless fur crown, soars above the others with her effortless high pianissimo soprano during the lullaby, “goodnight baby boy”.
— Berkshire Fine Arts


“Erin Nafziger sang her floating high notes in the ensembles warmly and individually…always singing, never pushing her voice beyond beauty.”
— Berkshirereview.net


“Nafziger…had great stage presence” and “a sweet voice that captivated the audience every time she sang. The audience was mesmerized when she sang the heart wrenching classic “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel. Nafziger also shone when she sang “Mister Snow” from Carousel, becoming the character of Carrie Pipperidge in her interpretation.” — The Williams Record


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The “consistent, well-balanced, and beautiful [voice]” of soprano Erin Nafziger (Berkshire Review for the Arts) dazzled audiences as Nella in Gianni Schicchi, where it was noted that she "soar[ed] above the others with her effortless high pianissimo soprano during the lullaby, 'goodnight baby boy'" (Berkshire Fine Arts). Ms. Nafziger was also featured in The Marriage of Figaro as Countess Almaviva at the Adams Memorial Theater. She is a frequent soloist with the Williams Chamber Players, Hubbard Hall Opera, and The New Opera, shining in such roles as Micaëla in La Tragédie de Carmen, and Belinda in Dido and Aeneas.

Equally at home on the concert stage, Ms. Nafziger’s “beautiful voice” and “musicianship to match” (Mark Riggleman) leave a lasting impression. Recent performances include the soprano solos in Ein Deutches Requiem (Brahms), Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven), Les Noces (Stravinsky), Messiah (Handel), Carmina Burana (Orff), Magnificat (J.S. Bach), Requiem (Fauré), Grand Pianola Music (Adams), and Hodie (Vaughan Williams).

Noteable roles in Ms. Nafziger’s repertoire include Mimì in La Bohème, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Soeur Constance in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Adèle in Die Fledermaus, Adina in L’Elisir d’amore, Frasquita in Carmen, Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier, Mélisande in Pelleas et Mélisande, Cunegonde in Candide, Semele in Semele, Gilda in Rigoletto, Anne Trulove in The Rake’s Progress, and Jenny in Company, many of which she has performed throughout the country to great acclaim. Ms. Nafziger received First Prize in the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen Vocal Concerto Competition, Third Place in the Bel Canto Foundation Competition, and was the recipient of the Francesco and Hilda Riggio Award of the New England Regional Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. In addition, she was a recent finalist in the Rochester Oratorio Society's Classical Idol Vocal Competition.

Upcoming performances will include appearances as Gretel in Hansel and Gretel with City Chamber Opera, Bachianas Brasilieras with the Williams Chamber Players, and Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with The Berkshire Symphony.

Ms. Nafziger is a graduate of the DePaul University and Northwestern University schools of music, and is a vocal professor and ensemble director at Williams College and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

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