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Adelaide Boedecker

Adelaide Boedecker

Known for “setting the tone for excellence” and “negotiating high tessitura with flair and ample power”, Adelaide Boedecker received early training at the age of 9 singing in the Children’s Chorus of the Sarasota Opera. She continues her artistic merit by returning for a second season at The Santa Fe Opera where her assignments include the roles of Ida in Die Fledermaus and the cover role of Chrissann Brennan in the world-première of Mason Bates’s The ®evolution of Steve Jobs.

This season she has been heard as Yum-Yum in The Mikado with Performance Santa Fe, Clorinda in La Cenerentola with Syracuse Opera, a reprise of that role with El Paso Opera and begins a spring regional tour with The Santa Fe Opera as Estrella in Avastar. In the fall of 2017 she is soloist in Bach’s B Minor Mass with Choral Artists of Sarsota.

Ms. Boedecker completed a two-year engagement with the Pittsburgh Opera as a member of their Resident Artists Program where she was featured in a number of roles. Among them include; Mabrouka in Mohamad Fairouz’s Sulmida’s Song, Frasquita in Carmen, the cover of Marie in La fille du regiment, the cover of Despina in Così fan tutte; Anna in Nabucco, Beth in Little Women; and, Alice B. Toklas in 27.

In the summer of 2016 she was invited to return for a second season to the Merola Program at San Francisco Opera where she sang Despina and was featured in their Grand Finale Concert. In a previous season with the program she sang Stella in A Street Car Named Desire to critical acclaim. Her first season at The Santa Fe Opera brought her the covers of Serpetta in La finta giardineira, Marie in La fille du regiment, Lila in Cold Mountain and débuting the role of Lila in its world-première. She has appeared with the Crested Butte Festival as Bubikop in Der Kaiser von Atlantis and has sung the roles of Mařenka in The Bartered Bride and Rose in Street Scene.

As soloist on the concert stage, Ms. Boedecker has appeared a number of times with the Greater Music Series of Sarasota; soloed with the Syracuse Symphony in Carmina Burana, appeared frequently as soloist with the Sarasota Bach Festival and with the Bach Festival of Central Florida.

She has been honored by the National Opera Association Competition, The American Prize and Sarasota Artists Series International Vocal Competition. Ms. Boedecker holds degrees of B.M. in Vocal Performance from the University of Florida and M.M. in Performance and Literature with Arts Leadership Certification from The Eastman School of Music.

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