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"Cecelia Hall is a real find for the Composer, her enameled mezzo strong and admirably deployed. " Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News, May 5, 2013
"Cecelia Hall, a member of Lyric Opera's Ryan Center, offered a stunning rendering of the title character, graced by prodigious technical assurance across the mezzo range and an unexaggerated, convincingly masculine characterization. The evening's musical zenith was the duet "Cara/caro, ti dono in pegno il cor," which found Hall coruscating down the scale with absolute precision and blending beautifully with the warrior's inamorata, the princess Agilea (Italian soprano Manuela Bisceglie)." Mark Thomas Ketterson, Opera News, June 2012
“But Agilea's heart is pledged to Teseo, a trouser role taken here by the gleaming-voiced mezzo-soprano Cecelia Hall, a rising star of Lyric's Ryan Opera Center, who sounds headed for an important career.” "As her lover, Teseo (a part originally written for a castrato singer), Hall has the vocal beauty as well as the technique to spin the ornate vocal lines as if they are child's play. She has no trouble mustering the heroic postures Handel requires, musically as well as histrionically." John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune, Teseo, April 2012
Hailed by the New York Times as a “rich-voiced mezzo-soprano,” Cecelia Hall is one of an exciting new crop of versatile American singers, poised on the threshold of an international career.
Ms. Hall’s 2013-14 season includes debuts as Dorabella in Così Fan Tutte with North Carolina Opera and Zerlina in Don Giovanni with Opera Philadelphia, a Spotlight Recital with The Song Continues at Carnegie Hall, as well as a return to Lyric Opera of Chicago to sing Annio in La Clemenza di Tito.
Ms. Hall, . . . a current member of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and recent alumna of the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center, appeared at the Lyric Opera as Third Maid in Elektra, Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor, and Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte, among other roles. She recently made debuts with the Seattle Opera as Wellgunde and Rossweisse in their 2013 Ring des Nibelungen and with the Fort Worth Opera as the Composer in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos (a role she previously sang with the Palau de les Arts in Valencia, Spain and at the Tanglewood Music Festival).
Ms. Hall received much critical acclaim for her performance in the title-role of Handel’s Teseo at Chicago Opera Theater, and she has also debuted at the Metropolitan Opera as the Second Priestess in Iphigénie en Tauride. At the Castleton Festival, she has appeared as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and L’Enfant in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges. At Juilliard Opera she was featured as Concepción in L'Heure Espagnole, Nerone in L'Incoronazione di Poppea, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, and in the title role of Ariodante.
A noted recitalist, Cecelia Hall has appeared several times with Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW and taken part in a Samling Showcase recital at Wigmore Hall with Sir Thomas Allen and Malcolm Martineau.
An alumna of The Juilliard School and DePaul University, Ms. Hall is a recipient of a 2011 Sara Tucker Study Grant, a 2012 Brian Dickie Outstanding Young Singer Award, the 2013 Lynne Harvey Foundation Scholarship from the Musician’s Club of Women, and Third Prize from the 2013 Gerda Lissner Foundation.
Updated September 2013