“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. Based in the Czech Republic, she is currently a soloist at Divadlo J. K. Tyla v Plzni singing the Title Role of Madama Butterfly in Madame Butterfly, and the role of Cizí Knežna in their new production of Rusalka through 2018.
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 artist’s vocal strength, versatility and great potential for the dramatic Verdi and Wagner repertoire in the future. Her Carnegie Hall debut where she sang excerpts from Richard Wagner’s Tannhäuser was hailed by critics as “A Rousing Success”.
Acknowledged by the National Classical Singer Competition panel for her “First Class Singing”, Ms. Conviser is engaged frequently as a Guest orchestral soloist throughout Europe and the Czech Republic. Recent projects featured her performing the works of Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Wagner & Strauss, among others.
Ms. Conviser is also an enthusiastic performer of German Lieder and Art Songs. 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 been a featured performer in numerous festivals including the 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, Austria.
Among her many competition highlights, Ms. Conviser has received awards and/or recognition from The International Aria Competition, Elizabeth Connell Prize Competition for Dramatic Sopranos, The Vissi D’Arte Competition, The American Prize, London Grand Prize International Virtuoso Competition, International Sacred Music Competition, International Aria Competition, The Forte International Competition, Lois Alba Soma International Foundation Competition, Barry Alexander International Competition, Elaine Malbin – Mario Lanza Competition, Classical Singer Competition, and most recently was one of only three American’s to advance to the Semi-Finals in the Pustina International Vocal Competition. She will compete in the Pustina semi-final rounds this fall, in the Czech Republic.
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.