Asian American Mezzo Natalie Naudus continues to entice audiences with her “luscious” voice and “delightful” character portrayals (Metropolitan Arts Reviews/Shakespeareances Journal). Currently based in the Washington DC Metropolitan area, she is equally at ease on the operatic, concert and recital stages.
Natalie recently appeared in an all Bach concert with acclaimed conductor Steven White. In 2017 she received an encouragement award as a finalist in the Opera at Florham Vocal Competition. She appears this spring with Opera at Florham in a concert featuring their competition winners. Her 2015/2016 season featured her role debut as Mistress Quickly in Falstaff with Shakespeare Opera Theatre, and Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Loudoun Lyric Opera. Other recent engagements include Mercédès in Carmen with Bel Cantanti Opera, Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd/Mere Marie in Dialogues des Carmélites with UNT Opera, Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor with Bethesda Summer Music Festival, and La Badessa in Suor Angelica/Announcer in Gallantry with GMU Opera.
Natalie made her European debut with Germany’s Mittelsächsisches Theater Freiberg as Jenny Hildebrand/Nursemaid in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene. While a Young Artist with Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, she created the character of Rudy in the world premier of the acclaimed comic opera series Night Caps.
Ms. Naudus’ performances in partial roles include Siebel in Faust with AIMS in Graz, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro with Bethesda Summer Music Festival, and Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel with the Mittelsächsiches Orchestra. Concert appearances have included Alto Soloist in Durufle’s Requiem/Händel’s Messiah with Truro Anglican, and Haydn’s Mass in Time of War/Stravinsky’s Les Noces at George Mason University.
Natalie was a recipient of the J. Charles Groom Voice Scholarship while completing her Master of Music in Voice Performance at the University of North Texas. She received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, summa cum laude, from George Mason University while in the studio of John Aler.