Lillian Roberts (voice, piano) - Voice, Piano
Lillian Roberts has been instructing voice for over 20 years. As a soprano, she has performed throughout the US, Central America and Europe. During this time, she has worked with world-renowned conductors such as Eduardo Müller of La Scala, Warren Jones of the Metropolitan Opera, and James Conlon of the Paris National Opera. Some noteworthy performances include roles with Chautauqua Opera, Hudson Opera in New York, and Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis. In addition to performing notable roles like the title role in Aïda and Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly, she has been featured soloist with the Carson City Symphony, the Ocean City Pops Orchestra, and the National Television Broadcast of KET/PBS at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Kentucky. During her 3rd Spain tour with the American Spiritual Ensemble, she appeared in a broadcast on the Spanish National Radio at the Santander Festival Internacional in front of the King and Queen of Spain. Ms. Roberts has competed extensively in high profile competitions. She has won numerous times at the District and Regional levels of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. In addition, Ms. Roberts has won 1st place in the Meistersinger Competition in Graz, Austria, and was a finalist in the George London Foundation Competition in New York. While at the world-renowned and prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, Ms. Roberts won 1st place in the Oreste A. Giargiari Bel Canto Competition and performed at the Oprah Winfrey Humanitarian Awards as a winner of the Marian Anderson Competition in Verizon Hall. Recently, Ms. Roberts presented a solo concert and voice seminar for Artes Educative Coros y Orquestas de Honduras organization in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and was a guest vocal clinician and lecturer for the Asociación Panameña de Flautistas festival at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música de Panamá and Universidad de Panamá. Other significant training in addition to her Doctor of Musical Arts degree include training at the Aspen Opera Theater Center Music Festival in Colorado, the Martina Arroyo Foundation in NY, the International Institute of Vocal Arts in Chiari, Italy, and the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in Slavic Song at the Aldeburgh Festival in England with Bernarda Fink, Lada Valesova, and Anthony Spiri. Additionally, Ms. Roberts is the Founder and Executive Director of Voccalis International.