Manager: Angela Maria Blasi
Management Territory: Worldwide
"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)." Opera News, June 2012
“Cecelia Hall made a quite sensational company debut in the title role Saturday night. A current member of the Lyric Opera’s Ryan Opera Center for Young Artists, Hall was wholly believable in the trousers role of the besieged soldier." "... Hall brought a rich mezzo voice and airtight security to her opportunities and was a consistently poised and understated dramatic presence.” Lawrence Johnson, Chicago Classical Review, Teseo - April 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. She offers a full, brilliant sound, pinpoint musicianship, a unique sense of style, and brings uncommon intelligence to her performances.
As a member of the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago , Ms. Hall’s 2012/13 appearances include the Third Maid in Strauss’s . . . Elektra and Kaetchen in Massenet’s Werther. Additionally, she will cover the role of Charlotte in Werther and Haensel in Haensel und Gretel. She makes her Ft.Worth Opera Festival debut as Composer in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos in the spring of 2013, a role she recently performed at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia, under the baton of Sir Andrew Davis. Ms Hall finishes the season with appearances as Wellgunde and Rossweisse in Seattle Opera’s Ring des Nibelungen.