Natalie Mann continues to be an audience favorite both in the opera hall and on the concert stage. A recent winner of the Audience Favorite Award in the David W. Scott Memorial Competition, she brings her lush and warm soprano to life in a variety of roles ranging from Mozart and Puccini to Verdi and Strauss. Mann was recently named a Resident Artist with Riverside Lyric Opera, where she recently sang the title role of Puccini’s SUOR ANGELICA with excellent reviews. She maintains a busy performance schedule with companies in Southern California, including the Los Angeles Opera Education Department. In 2011, she made her debut with San Diego Opera as a Noble Orphan in DER ROSENKAVALIER.
Critics praised her recent performances as Donna Anna (DON GIOVANNI), Micaela (Bizet’s CARMEN) and Marguerite (Gounod’s FAUST.) As Hanna in Lehar’s MERRY WIDOW, her performance was given top billing by a critic who wrote, “Mann’s voice and technique are superb top to bottom, and her acting smooth and unruffled, embodying the character right down to the aristocratic accent that was consistent in both sung and spoken lines.”(Singerpreneur.com)
Showing her artistic depths in art song, Mann made her debut at Carnegie Hall in 2011, in a concert featuring the work of female American composers. This led to a wonderful collaboration with composer Lori Laitman, and a release in 2013 of a CD on Albany Records titled EXPERIENCE, with world premiere recordings of songs of Laitman and American composer Richard Pearson Thomas. The reviews have been outstanding. Among them is one from the prestigious American Record Guide: “A superb exponent of contemporary American songs, soprano Natalie Mann has a voice that is simultaneously strong and tender, passionate and subtle. Her phrasing is sensitive to the texts and unfailingly musical. She never grandstands, and her most touching moments are often the quiet ones, but she can turn on the power when necessary.” (Sullivan)
Mann also enjoys concert work, and has been noted for her soprano solos in J.S. Bach’s MAGNIFICAT and Mendelssohn’s ELIJAH, under the baton of Sherrill Milnes. After making her debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 2006, she was invited to appear as featured soloist with the South Shore Orchestra on their New Year’s tour in China. Other recent engagements include soloist in the Beethoven 9th Symphony with the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus in December 2014.
In addition to singing on a world premiere opera recording in 2017, Natalie will be concertizing in the Los Angeles and Chicago areas. Please see her calendar for more details.