Biography

“In the midst of a soaring career” (Chicago Tribune), 2015 was a landmark year for young American Soprano Becca Conviser, taking home the top prize in 5 International Competitions. This season she made her orchestral debut at the historic Smetena Hall in the Czech Republic, made her German house debut as Frau Fluth in Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor under the baton of Maestro Oliver Weder accompanied by the Thüringer Symphoniker, and is currently covering the Title Role of Madama Butterfly at Divadlo J. K. Tyla v Plzni, in the Czech Republic.

Ms. Conviser has performed a broad range of works, in the Jungendlicher- Dramatischer repertoire, on stages internationally. Recent projects featured her performing the works of Mozart, Strauss, Verdi, Wagner, among others, in both opera and recital engagements. In addition to her many performances throughout the United States, Becca frequents stages in France, Germany Italy and the Czech Republic.

Described for her sound which “exudes joy, enthusiasm and warmth”, this technically sound soprano has a timber uniquely her own. Ms. Conviser’s diverse portfolio of over 25 roles, demonstrates this young soprano’s vocal strength, versatility and great potential for the dramatic Verdi and Wagner repertoire in the future.

Acknowledged by the National Classical Singer Competition panel for her “First Class Singing”, Becca’s body of work includes frequent performances as an Orchestral Soloist, as a collaborator with Chamber Music Ensembles, in addition to appearances on National Radio, and at Gala events. She frequently participates in new music premieres across the country; most recently with the American Opera Projects in New York.

Ms. Conviser is also an enthusiastic performer of German Lieder and Art Song. Acclaimed collaborator Dalton Baldwin praised her for both her lied interpretation and vocalism, stating that her voice was that which “one recognizes immediately—radiant, resonant, true to pitch, it soars freely and delights the listener.”


Ms. Conviser has additionally been a featured performer in numerous festivals including: Académie Internationale d’Eté de Nice, France, The Lyric Opera Studio of Weimar, Germany, The International Institute of Vocal Arts in Chiari, Italy, The Siena International Music Festival, the Intermezzo Young Artists Program, and the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria. Ms. Conviser has received awards and recognition from the over 15 International Competitions, in seven countries.

Among her many competition highlights, Ms. Conviser is a laureate of the International Aria Competition, Elizabeth Connell Prize Competition for Dramatic Sopranos, American Prize, Concorso Internationale di Canto Maria Caniglia, London Grand Prize International Virtuoso Competition, International Sacred Music Competition, Forte International Competition, Lois Alba Soma International Foundation Competition, Barry Alexander International Competition, Concorso Internazionale per Cantanti Lirici Città di Alcamo, Elaine Malbin – Mario Lanza Competition, Classical Singer Competition, and most recently, was awarded the Grand Prize in the 2015 AFAF Golden Voices of America International Competition. As part of the International Sacred Music Competition prize, she will be a featured Orchestral Soloist on the Vatican Radio in Rome, Italy in an upcoming broadcast.

Originally from Glencoe Illinois, Ms. Conviser holds both a Bachelors and Masters Degree from the New England Conservatory where she was the recipient of the Perkins Opera Scholarship, and a Professional Studies Certificate from the Manhattan School of Music.