Prince George's Coalition for Young Artists

American Soprano Carmen Balthorp Concert - Friday, October 6, 2017

Acclaimed by The Washington Post as “electrifying... a consummate performer,” by The New York Times as “a voice of power and uncommon tonal purity,” and “a rapturously beautiful voice” by The Miami Herald, this American soprano has an astonishing range of repertoire from Baroque opera to contemporary song literature.  She has appeared with most of the major opera companies in North America including The Metropolitan, Canadian, San Francisco, Dallas, Miami, Seattle, Houston, as well as the Palace Theater on Broadway. European opera houses include Venice (Teatro La Fenice) and Spoleto, Italy, as well as Berlin (Teatro des Westens).  Her orchestral appearances include oratorio and concert performances with the New York Philharmonic and the National Symphony as well as the Boston, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Houston and Detroit symphonies.  In great demand as a recitalist, she has performed at the White House, the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Internationally, she has performed in Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, China, Mexico and the Bahamas. Ms.Balthrop’s discography, found on the Deutsche Grammaphon, Elan, New World, and Fonit Cetra labels, includes the title roles in Scott Joplin's Treemonisha and Claudio Monteverdi's L’Incoronazione di Poppea. Her compact disc entitled The Art Of Christmas, Volume I heralded by the Washington Post as “a must have on everyone’s Christmas recording list”, is available at and, as well as her second Christmas CD: The Art Of Christmas, The Original. Ms. Balthrop regularly collaborates with living composers including: Dominick Argento, Leslie Burrs, Frank Proto and Robert Greenleaf among them. Ms. Balthrop, Professor of Voice and Chair of the Voice Division of the School of Music and an ADVANCE Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland has also been inducted into the University of Maryland’s Hall of Fame.