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Och Jaky Zal - Adelaide Boedecker, soprano
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Och Jaky Zal: The Bartered Bride (B. Smetana)
Adelaide Boedecker, soprano
Clinton Smith, piano
Filmed and edited by Conduit Studios
November 2020
Adelaide Bodecker



Soprano Adelaide Boedecker has been described as “emotionally transparent and beguiling of tone” (The San Francisco Chronicle). During the 2021-2022 season Ms. Boedecker returned to Pittsburgh Opera to sing Pamina in The Magic Flute, joined the Metropolitan Opera roster covering Thibault in Don Carlos, was a featured soloist in a concert with the Choral Artists of Sarasota, and made her Florida Grand Opera debut as Mary Johnson in Fellow Travelers. During the 2022-2023 season, Ms. Boedecker returns to the Metropolitan Opera to cover Tebaldo in Don Carlo and will return to perform with the Choral Artists of Sarasota as the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem.


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. In addition, she 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). In the spring of 2021, Ms. Boedecker covered the role of Frasquita in Carmen with Atlanta Opera and performed the role of Norina in Don Pasquale with Opera Las Vegas.

In 2018, she performed the role of Clorinda in La Cenerentola with Opera Las Vegas, and made her role debut as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with James Conlon and James Darrah at Music Academy of the West. In the spring of 2019, Ms. Boedecker made her role debut as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and covered the title role in Donizetti’s Rita with Sarasota Opera, she made her Opera Columbus debut in their Opera Swings Jazz concerts and returned to Santa Fe Opera to sing Meredian in Joe Illick and Andrea Walter’s UnShakeable.

Past performance credits include Micaëla in The Tragedy of Carmen with Opera Birmingham, Yum-Yum in The Mikado with Performance Santa Fe, and Clorinda in La Cenerentola with both Syracuse Opera and El Paso 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 two summers with the Merola Opera Program. With Merola, role highlights include Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire and Despina in Così fan tutte. Santa Fe Opera performances include Ida in Die Fledermaus, Tessa in Trinity, and Sarah in Avastar. Additionally with Santa Fe, 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.

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