Posted September 13, 2012

September 13, 2012

Adler Fellow Marina Harris to sing at WSNC German Consulate Event

We have just confirmed that the extraordinarly gifted Adler Fellow, Ms. Marina Harris, will be our musical guest artist for the October 14th Event at the German Consulate. Ms. Harris is the cover for the role of Elsa von Brabant in the upcoming performances of Lohengrin. The Wagner Society of Northern California is extremely excited to welcome this talented soprano.

All Wagner Society members should have received their invitations and we have had a great response to this unique event.

We are still endeavoring to cope with yesterday’s sad news that Ben Heppner has withdrawn from his engagement to sing Captain Ahab in the upcoming performances of Moby-Dick in San Francisco. At this time we do not know what impact this will have on the event. However, we will keep everyone posted as we have more information. Our Society is renown for adapting to such last minute changes and every effort will be extended to make this a tremendous event.

Here is Marina Harris’ extensive biography:

Marina Boudart Harris, a first-year Adler Fellow, is a soprano from Los Angeles, California. Recent roles include Arminda in La Finta Giardiniera,Tatyana in Eugene Onegin, and the title role in Arabella. Miss Harris is an alumna of the 2011 Merola Opera Program, where she performed the role of Berta in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. She has also been a featured soloist in Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, and Bach’s Messe in h moll. She is a three time soloist with the Los Angeles Bach Festival and has performed works such Magnificat, Johannes-Passion, and Wachet, betet! with the Festival Orchestra and Choir. In 2010, Miss Harris was chosen as a Western Regional Finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions and was the Second Place Winner in the Finals. She was also a Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Regional Finalist in 2009, and took home the Special Encouragement Award. Miss Harris was a vocal fellow at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California in 2010 where she was a student of legendary mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne. She was selected as an Encouragement Award Winner at the Marilyn Horne Foundation Vocal Competition in 2010 for her performance of art song repertoire. She received her bachelor’s degree from California State University Long Beach in 2009 and her Graduate Certificate in Vocal Arts in 2011 from the University of Southern California.

And here is a link to an article Marina Harris wrote about working on a brand new opera Love/Hate:…