Soprano Adelaide Boedecker has been described as “emotionally transparent and beguiling of tone” (The San Francisco Chronicle.) Ms. Boedecker is a former resident artist with Pittsburgh Opera, and completed two summers as an apprentice artist with the Santa Fe Opera and with the Merola Opera Program.
Recently, Ms. Boedecker sang Clorinda in La Cenerentola with Opera Las Vegas, and debuted the iconic role of 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 of Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and covered the title role in Donizetti’s Rita with Sarasota Opera. Ms. Boedecker also 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. During the 2019-2020 season, Ms. Boedecker will join Steamboat Symphony Orchestra for 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 Messiah, and the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe for their New Year’s Eve Gala to sing Mozart’s Exsultate, Jubilate. During the spring of 2020, Ms. Boedecker will return to Sarasota Opera as Adina in L’elisir d’amore and to Opera Las Vegas to reprise the role of Pamina in Die Zauberflöte. In the fall of 2020, Ms. Boedecker will return to Pittsburgh Opera to sing Pamina inThe Magic Flute.
Ms. Boedecker had great success at Merola, where she performed Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire and Despina in Così fan tutte. She also performed various roles with the Santa Fe Opera; including Ida in Die Fledermaus, Marie (cover) in La fille du régiment, Serpetta (cover) in La finta giardiniera, Lila/Laura (cover) in Cold Mountain, Tessa in Trinity, Sarah in Avastar, and Chrisann (cover) / Chorus Soloist in Santa Fe’s world premiere of (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.
Ms. Boedecker has also performed roles with Opera Birmingham (Micaëla in The Tragedy of Carmen), Performance Santa Fe (Yum-Yum in The Mikado) and Syracuse Opera (Clorinda in La Cenerentola).
While with Pittsburgh Opera, Ms. Boedecker performed Alice B. Toklas in 27, Marie (cover with performance) in La fille du regiment, Frasquita in Carmen, Anna in Nabucco, Beth in Little Women, Despina (cover) in Così fan tutte, and Mabrouka in Sumeida’s Song.
Ms. Boedecker is the winner of the Santa Fe Opera Anna Case MacKay Award, winner of the National Opera Association competition, scholarship division, and the second place winner of the American Prize competition for professional singers.
Ms. Boedecker made her professional debut at age 17, as Barbarina with the Sarasota Opera, and received her collegiate training at the University of Florida and the Eastman School of Music.