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With a voice the Boston Globe called “extraordinary in range, tonal quality, musicianship and dramatic effect,” soprano Tracey Engleman has gained a reputation for excellence in opera, recital and concert. Most recently, Ms. Engleman was awarded a 2016 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Musicians. Recent operatic roles include Papagena in The Magic Flute, Ofglen in The Handmaid’s Tale, the Page in Rigoletto and the Girl in the Bed in Casanova’s Homecoming with the Minnesota Opera, Julie in The New Moon with Music by the Lake, Kathy in The Student Prince with Skylark Opera, the School Teacher in Ainadamar with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Adina in L’Elisir d’amore and Norina in Don Pasquale with the Rochester Aria Group, and Elivira in I puritani with Minnesota Concert Opera. In 2010, Ms. Engleman premiered the role of Isabella Smith in The Ladysmith Story, a contemporary opera by Minnesota composer Christopher Gable.

Particularly gifted as a performer of contemporary music, Ms. Engleman has performed Two Poems from the Sung Dynasty with conductor and composer Bright Sheng with the Chicago Chamber Musicians and at the Festival of Contemporary Music at the Tanglewood Music Center. Ms. Engleman premiered Minnesota composer Libby Larsen’s new orchestral version of Sonnets from the Portuguese with the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra and recently premiered songs from the CD Tipping Point by composer Scott Miller with the internationally known contemporary ensemble, Zeitgeist. Upcoming performances include Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire with the St. Olaf Chamber Players.

Highlights from Ms. Engleman’s Oratorio performances include Orff’s Carmina Burana and Handel's Messiah with Rochester Choral Arts, Orff’s Catulli Carmina , Poulenc’s Gloria and Vaughan Williams’ Hodie, and Rossini's La Petite Messe Solennelle with the Milwaukee Bel Canto Chorus, numerous appearances with the Valley Chamber Chorale including performances of Rutter’s Mass of the Children, Bach’s Easter Oratorio, Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, Mozart’s Exultate, Jubilate, Coronation Mass, Solemn Vespers, and Regina Coeli, Poulenc’s Gloria with the Minnesota Choral Union and Symphony, and the Gorecki 3rd Symphony with the Cannon Valley Orchestra.  As a member of the voice faculty at St. Olaf College, Ms. Engleman has performed the soprano solos in the Mozart Requiem, Brahms Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Psalm 42 and Elijah, Barber’s Prayers of Kierkegaard, and Britten’s War Requiem with the St. Olaf Choirs and Orchestra, as well as appearing with the St. Olaf Orchestra in Alice Tully Hall in New York City singing the songs of Edvard Grieg. 

A frequent recitalist, Ms. Engleman has sung many Courtroom Concerts for The Schubert Club in St. Paul, has been a featured recitalist for the National Association of Teachers of Singing National Convention, a guest recitalist at Hope College in Holland Michigan, and performed Messiaen’s Poemes Pour Mi at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. Ms. Engleman has also performed recitals of Libby Larsen's Sonnets from the Portuguese and My Antonia as part of the Source Song Festival in Minneapolis.

Tracey Engleman spent two years as a Vocal Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and was also one of ten singer/pianist teams from around the country selected to participate in the Art Song Festival at the Cleveland Institute of Music.  Other Awards include 1st place and “Audience Choice” winner in the Austin Lyric Opera Young Artist Competition, Finalist in the Sun Valley Opera Competition, a Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, recipient of the Minnesota NATS Artist Award, 1st place winner of the Milwaukee Bel Canto Chorus Regional Artist Competition and 1st place winner of the Kenwood Chamber Orchestra Concerto Competition. Ms. Engleman earned M.M. and D.M.A. degrees from the University of Minnesota, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Music at St. Olaf College where she teaches voice, vocal pedagogy and vocal solo literature.

 

 

 

 

Tracey Gorman, with her agile coloratura, made an appealing Kathie, especially touching at the end when she sacrifices herself for the prince.”

                           Michael Anthony, Minneapolis Star Tribune

 

“The production boats a pair of lead lovers with outstanding voices….Tracey Gorman’s clear powerful high notes unleash all the desired adrenalin and misty romanticism the score demands.”

                           Rob Hubbard, St. Paul Pioneer Press

 

“The Handmaid Ofglen, sung with crystalline purity by Tracey Gorman….”

                           Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal

 

“Tracey Gorman brightened the stage as Ofglen, Offred’s friend, who turns out to be a member of the underground resistance.”

                           Joshua Rosenblum, Opera News

 

“One standout was Tracey Gorman’s gutsy Ofglen….”

                           Thomas May, Andante.com

 

“Soprano Tracey Gorman, singing in Mandarin, poured her heart out while an ensemble of 13 under Sheng’s spirited direction accompanied her with flair.”

                           Ted Sheng, Chicago Tribune

 

“Holding both values in balance [superior vocal and verbal values] were sopranos Tracey Gorman…
 

                            Richard Dyer, Boston Globe

 

“Soprano Tracey Gorman was extraordinary in range, tonal quality, musicianship, and dramatic effect in the two contrasting songs, one delicate, one terrifying.”        

                            Richard Dyer, Boston Globe

 

“…in the performances (in Chinese) by Tracey Gorman and an instrumental ensemble conducted by Sheng, the second song was shattering in intensity.”

                            Andrew L. Pincus, The Berkshire Eagle

 

 

                       Recent Opera Work:

             Dinner At Eight (Workshop)     Kitty Packard    Minnesota Opera

             Swede Hollow                   Graciela, ViolettaSt. Paul, MN

             The Magic Flute                Papagena         Minnesota Opera

    The Manchurian Candidate       Ensemble         Minnesota Opera

    The Magic Flute                Papagena         Minnesota Opera

    Doubt                          Ensemble         Minnesota Opera

    I puritani                     Elvira          MN Concert Opera

    Amahl and the Night Visitors   Mother            Northfield, MN

    The Ladysmith Story            Isabel Smith     Red Eye Theater

    Casanova’s Homecoming          Girl in Bed      Minnesota Opera  

    Casanova’s Homecoming          Barbara (Cover)  Minnesota Opera

    The New Moon                   Julie          Music by the Lake

    The Student Prince             Kathy              Skylark Opera

    L’Eliser d’amore               Adina       Rochester Aria Group

    The Grapes of Wrath (Act I Workshop)Various     Minnesota Opera

    Ainadamar                      School Teacher L.A. Philharmonic  

    The Handmaid’s Tale            Ofglen           Minnesota Opera

    Rigoletto                  Page (Gilda cover)   Minnesota Opera

    Don Pasquale                   Norina      Rochester Aria Group

       Recent Concert and Oratorio Works:

            Goodnight Moon                  Whitacre     St. Olaf College

            McKnight Award Concert for Libby Larsen      MacPhail Center for Music

            Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5     Villa-Lobos  St. Olaf College

            Pierrot Lunaire                 Schoenberg   St. Olaf College

   Requiem                         Mozart       St. Olaf College

   Petite Messe Solenelle          Rossini      Milwaukee Bel Canto Chorus

   Messiah                         Handel       Rochester Choral Arts

   Sonnets from the Portuguese     Larsen       La Crosse Symphony Orchestra

   War Requiem                     Britten      St. Olaf College

   Russian Seasons Concert         Various      Park Square Theater, St. Paul

   Rejoice in the Lamb             Britten      St. Olaf College

   Mass in C Major                 Beethoven    Valley Chamber Chorale

   Choral Fantasy                  Beethoven    Valley Chamber Chorale

   La ci darem la mano             Mozart       Wayzata Symphony Orchestra

   Carmina Burana                  Orff         Rochester Symphony/Chorale

   Requiem                         Brahms       St. Olaf College

   Easter Oratorio                 Bach         Valley Chamber Chorale

   Elijah                          Mendelssohn  St. Olaf College

   Symphony No. 3                  Gorecki      Cannon Valley Orchestra

   Gloria                          Poulenc      Valley Chamber Chorale

   Liebeslieder Waltzer            Brahms       Alexandria Festival of Lakes

   Poemes Pour Mi                  Messiaen     Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN

   My Fair Lady (Eliza)            Lerner and LoweRochester Symphony

   Rejoice in the Lamb             Britten      Valley Chamber Chorale

   Psalm 42                        Mendelssohn  St. Olaf College

   Prayers of Kierkegaard          Barber       St. Olaf Colleg

   Mass of the Children            Rutter       Valley Chamber Chorale

   The National Anthem                          Minnesota Orchestra

   Swedish Recital                 Various      National NATS Convention

   Guest Artist Recital            Various      Hope College, Holland, MI

   Exultate, Jubilant.             Mozart       Valley Chamber Chorale

   Coronation Mass                 Mozart.      Valley Chamber Chorale

   Solemn Vespers, Regina Coeli    Mozart       Valley Chamber Chorale

   Soloist with St. Olaf OrchestraGrieg       Alice Tully Hall, NYC

   Catulli Carmina                 Orff         Milwaukee Bel Canto Chorus

   Gloria                          Poulenc      Milwaukee Bel Canto

   Gloria                          Poulenc      Minnesota Choral Union

   Two Poems from the Sung Dynasty Sheng        Chicago Chamber Musicians

   Chateau de l’ame                Saariaho     Boston Symphony

   Hodie                           R.V. Williams Milwaukee Bel Canto Chorus

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