B i o g r a p h y
Praised for her"clear mezzo" voice and "just the right conniving demeanor" (southfloridaclassicalreview.com), Abigail Peterson is a young singer who recently graduated from Oberlin Conservatory of Music with a bachelor's degree in vocal performance - where she studied under Timothy LeFebvre.
Her recent accomplishments with Oberlin Opera Theater include being seen in the roles of Madame de la Haltiere in Cendrillon, Bianca in The Rape of Lucretia and the Newspaper Woman in Les Mamelles des Tirésias. She has also performed as Mrs. Herring in Miami Summer Music Festival's production of Albert Herring.
Equally at home on the concert stage, she recently performed with the Naples Orchestra and Chorus as the alto soloist for Vivaldi's Gloria. She has also appeared as the alto soloist in Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Credo Music Association's Messiah Sing Along (2015), and has been the alto soloist in Saint-Saens' Christmas Oratorio. She was the featured alto soloist for both Dixboro United Methodist Church's performance of Vivaldi's Gloria and St. Paul Lutheran Church's Performance of Bach's Ascension Oratorio (BWV 11).
Abigail has had the privilege of singing in the world premiere chorus of Aaron Helgeson's Snow Requiem in 2015, and also singing in the chorus of the world premiere of Stuart Scott's Rejoice in 2012.
In 2013, Abigail was one of twelve top singers to perform in the final rounds of the Madrigal Chorale Vocal Scholarship Competition in Rochester, Michigan, and was one of five singers chosen as a finalist in the High School division of the Classical Singer Competition.
Abigail looks forward to being a Young Artist at Westminster Choir College's CoOPERAtive program in July 2017.