Och Jaky Zal: The Bartered Bride (B. Smetana)
Adelaide Boedecker, soprano
Clinton Smith, piano
Filmed and edited by Conduit Studios
Soprano Adelaide Boedecker has been described as “emotionally transparent and beguiling of tone” (The San Francisco Chronicle.) In the fall of 2020, Ms. Boedecker will return to Pittsburgh Opera to perform Pamina in The Magic Flute (postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19) and in the spring of 2021 she will cover the role of Frasquita in Carmen with Atlanta Opera and will perform the role of Norina in Don Pasquale with Opera Las Vegas. In the spring of 2022, Ms. Boedecker will be a featured soloist with the Choral Artists of Sarasota, will return to Opera Columbus to sing Miss Lightfoot and cover Mary Johnson in Fellow Travelers, and will make her Florida Grand Opera debut as Mary Johnson in Fellow Travelers.
During the 2019-2020 season, Ms. Boedecker joined the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra as the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Mass in C minor, the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and Capriccio Columbus as the soprano soloist in Carmina Burana, the Naples Philharmonic as the soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah, and the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe for their New Year’s Eve Gala, where she performed Mozart’s Exsultate, Jubilate. During the spring of 2020, Ms. Boedecker returned to Sarasota Opera where she performed the role of Adina in L’elisir d’amore and was scheduled to return to Opera Las Vegas to reprise the role of Pamina in Die Zauberflöte (canceled due to COVID-19).
Past performance credits include Micaëla inThe Tragedy of Carmen with Opera Birmingham, Yum-Yum inThe Mikado with Santa Fe Opera, and Clorinda in La Cenerentola with Syracuse Opera. As a former resident artist with Pittsburgh Opera, Ms. Boedecker performed Alice B. Toklas in 27, Marie in La fille du regiment, Frasquita in Carmen, Anna in Nabucco, Beth in Little Women, Mabrouka in Sumeida’s Song, and covered Despina in Così fan tutte.
Ms. Boedecker spent two summers as an apprentice artist with the Santa Fe Opera and one summer as a young artist with the Merola Opera Program. Role highlights include Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire, Despina in Così fan tutte, Ida in Die Fledermaus, Tessa inTrinity, and Sarah in Avastar. Additionally, she covered the roles of Marie in La fille du régiment, Serpetta in La finta giardiniera, Lila/Laura in Cold Mountain, and Chrisann in Santa Fe’s world premiere of (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.
Competition highlights include winning the Santa Fe Opera Anna Case MacKay Award, the National Opera Association competition, scholarship division, and winning second place in the American Prize competition for professional singers.
Ms. Boedecker made her professional debut at age 17 as Barbarina with the Sarasota Opera. She received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from University of Florida where she graduated summa cum laude, and received her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the Eastman School of Music.