Jeri Buchholz

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

SUSQUEHANNA OPERA, Pennsylvania, Summer 2019
Suor Angelica, Zia Principessa.  Fully staged opera with orchestra.

ENCORE OPERA COMPANY, Rhode Island, Summer 2019
The Magic Flute (in English), 3rd Lady.  Fully staged opera with orchestra.

CONNECTICUT LYRIC OPERA, Spring 2018
Aida, Chorus of the people and the women’s chorus.  Fully staged opera with orchestra.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

PRIVATE VOICE STUDENT | MARGARET FRAZIER & JUDITH STILLMAN, RI; JULIA TURNBULL & ARIANNA ZUCKERMAN, DC, 2014 - PRESENT

CLASSICAL REPETOIRE: Nel silenzio, Puccini; Lullaby from The Consul, Menotti; Voce di donna, Ponchielli; Printemps qui commence, Saint-Saëns; Che farò, Gluck; Stride la vampa!, Verdi; Près des remparts de Séville, Bizet; Zu Hülfe! zu Hülfe!, Dritte Dame, Mozart.

POTOMAC VOCAL INSTITUTE, Washington DC, Fall 2018.  A Touch of Drama: Acting technique for opera.

UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND OPERA SEMINAR, Fall 2017.  Fully staged opera scenes (Dido and Aeneas Acts 1 & 2 - Dido) and a one act opera (Signor Deluso - Rosine) with focus on interpretation and stage presence. Studied with René de la Garza.

WESTMINSTER CHOIR COLLEGE FLORENCE VOICE SEMINAR, Summer 2016.  Three week residential program in Florence Italy, with focus on phrasing, diction, and interpretation. Participated in recitative master classes with Italian conductor and coach Piergiorgio Del Nunzio.  Performed in two opera scenes (Suor Angelica-La Zia Principessa; Il matrimonio segreto-Fidalma).  Studied with Amy Zorn, Debra Scurto-Davis, John Spencer IV, and Martha Collins.

CHORUS, STAGE, MUSIC & THEATER:  How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Jesus Christ Superstar, Kiss Me Kate, Lil’ Abner, Follies, Three Penny Opera, West Side Story, Hollywood Pinafore. 

Early Intermediate piano with basic sight-reading capability
BA Psychology Gustavus Adolphus College
Senior Executive, Office of Human Capital Management, NASA

Languages 
ITALIAN: Intermediate, studied while living in Italy for 3 years 
FRENCH: Advanced beginner, studied while living in Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer for 2 years 

Every professional has a tale to tell. My story so far has been anything but ordinary! I’ve navigated my share of stumbling blocks along the way (especially in the early days) but there was always one constant—the drive to perfect my craft and become a recognized name in my field. I’ve never lost my desire to learn—and there are lessons to be learned with each new challenge.