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Andriana Chuchman

Andriana Chuchman
Chia Messina

This season, soprano Andriana Chuchman returns to the Lyric Opera of Chicago as the title role in a new production of Orphée et Eurydice and to the Metropolitan Opera as Valencienne in The Merry Widow. She also makes her debuts at the Lincoln Center White Lights Festival in staged performances of the Pegolesi Stabat Mater and the Atlanta Opera as Marie in Fille du Regiment. Her concert engagements include appearances with the Regina Symphony Orchestra and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra.

Ms. Chuchman most recently created the roles of Boonyi/India in the critically acclaimed world premiere of Jack Perla's Shalimar the Clown at the Opera Theater of St. Louis. Other recent opera engagements have included Adina in L'Elisir d'Amore, Miranda in The Enchanted Island, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, and Valencienne in The Merry Widow at the Metropolitan Opera; her house and role debut as Pat Nixon in Nixon in China at the Houston Grand Opera; Micaëla in La tragédie de Carmen at the San Diego Opera;, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi at the Los Angeles Opera, Gretel on the Glyndebourne Festival Tour, Magnolia in Show Boat and Marie in Fille du Regiment at the Washington National Opera, Magnolia at the Dallas Opera, John Adams' A Flowering Tree at the Opera Omaha, Guinevere in Camelot at the Glimmerglass Festival, Yum-Yum in The Mikado, Cleopatra in Guilio Cesare, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, and staged performances of Orff's Carmina Burana at the Michigan Opera Theater; Minka in Le Roi le Malgra at the Bard Music Festival, the title role in Flora, an Opera and Irma in Louise at the Spoleto Festival USA, and Alinda in Giasone and Dorinda in Orlando at the Chicago Opera Theater. A graduate of the Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Ms. Chuchman has appeared on the opera company's main stage as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Yum-Yum, Valencienne, and in their productions of Die Frau ohne Schatten and Manon. She also sang student matinee performances of L'Elisir d'Amore and Le Nozze di Figaro. Also a member of the San Francisco Opera's Merola Program, Ms. Chuchman appeared there as Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro, Carolina in Il Matrimonio Segreto, and as Blanche in excerpts of Dialogues of the Carmelites and Clorinda in excerpts La Cenerentola.

In concert, Ms. Chuchman has appeared with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in performances of the Brahms Requiem, the Rhode Island Philharmonic in Orff's Carmina Burana, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra in Mahler's Symphony No. 4, the Ravinia Festival as a guest on the Prairie Home Companion radio show, and with the International Music Foundation of Chicago in performances of Handel's Messiah.

In her native Canada, Ms. Chuchman recently sang the premiere of Larysa Kuzmenko's Golden Harvest with the Winnipeg Symphony. She made her debut at the Canadian Opera Company as Olympia in Les Contes d'Hoffmann and has also appeared at the Edmonton Opera as Yum-Yum and Marie in La Fille du Regiment; and at the Manitoba Opera as Susanna in Le Nozze de Figaro and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte. Concert performances have included engagements with the Toronto Symphony, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. Prince George Symphony, and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

Born in Winnipeg, Ms. Chuchman received her Bachelor's Degree in Voice Performance from the School of Music at the University of Manitoba. She is the recipient of the Opera Theater of St. Louis' 2017 Mabel Dorn Reeder Award, and was also a prizewinner at the Finals of the 2009 Neue Stimmen Competition in Germany and received a Sullivan Foundation Encouragement Award in 2007.

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