Natasha Wilson, soprano
Natasha Wilson is a first-year Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist in 2019-20. She is scheduled to perform Rosalba/Florencia en el Amazonas, Morgana/Alcina, and Frasquita/Carmen and the Carmen Student Matinee.
Natasha Wilson is a New Zealand-born soprano, and has a Bachelor of Music, (Honours, first-class), majoring in classical vocal performance, from the University of Auckland. Natasha was recently based in San Francisco, where she completed her Post-Graduate Diploma in Vocal Studies, at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, under the tutelage of César Ulloa.
Natasha made her professional debut with New Zealand Opera, as a member of the company for their touring production of The Mikado. Natasha has also performed internationally with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra as the soprano soloist in both their Spanish Baroque concert series, as well as their opera series, Bittersweet Obsessions.
As a 2018 Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artist with New Zealand Opera, Natasha was seen on stage as Paquette in Candide during Auckland Arts Festival, Giannetta in The Elixir of Love, and as Adina in the ‘Opera in Schools tour’ version of The Elixir of Love, as part of New Zealand Opera’s Education programme. Natasha has also been a member of the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation’s mentoring programme since 2016.
Ms. Wilson's Residency is generously sponsored by Michele and Pat Atkins.
In this excerpt, Morgana (Natasha Wilson) pledges to faithfully love and give her heart to Bradamante (Laurel Semerdjian).
Rosalba (Natasha Wilson) and Arcadio (Andres Acosta) express their fears over potential negative repercussions should they fall in love.