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Ilana Lubitsch

Education

M.M., B.M., B.M.E University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Background

I am a soprano who actively performs opera, oratorio, musical theater, concert, recital and chamber music. I've performed numerous roles spanning a variety of repertoire such as Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte and Madame Lidoine in Dialogues des Carmélites to Rizzo in Grease and Cosette Les Misérables.  My concert appearances have included Mozart's Exsultate Jubilate and Richard Strauss's Brentano Lieder.  Recent engagements include a series of concerts as guest artist with the Breckenridge Music Festival in Breckenridge, Colo., performances of Handel's Messiah and solo and chamber music recitals in North Carolina.

In addition to my career as a solo artist, I perform regularly with tenor David Moffitt as part of the vocal duo Caro e Cara. Together we perform music from a variety of genres in concert and recital settings and offer education outreach via recitals and master classes.  

A native of Chicago, I studied in Boston under the tutelage of mezzo-soprano Penelope Bitzas at Boston University.  Before moving to Boston I traveled in Germany where I coached with Rita Loving of the Bayerisch Staatsoper and performed throughout Bavaria. I was awarded a master's in music, vocal performance, from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where I received my formal training under the tutelage of mezzo-soprano Sylvia Stone, John Wustman and Maestro Kurt Klippstatter, as well as a bachelor's degree in music and in Music Education also from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

I am an adjunct voice instructor here at Davidson and I also maintain a private voice studio. Additionally, I am an affiliated voice instructor with the Opera Carolina Academy in Charlotte, N.C. I enjoy cooking, gardening, practicing yoga and spending time with my three beautiful children.

For more detailed information about me as a performing artist please visit www.ilanalubitsch.com.