Originally drawn to singing through traditional Scottish and American songs, soprano Addie Rose Forstman strives to bring the simplicity and authenticity of Folk music to the Operatic and Art Song repertoire. In April 2019 she was the soprano soloist in Schubert’s Mass in G, with the SUNY New Paltz Choral Ensembles, and made her National Sawdust debut in “First Songs”, a program of New York premieres, presented by members of the Bard Vocal Arts Program, along with internationally acclaimed soprano Dawn Upshaw. Earlier this season Addie Rose performed selections from Joseph Canteloube’s Chants d’Auvergne with The Broad Street Orchestra, conducted by Noah Palmer, and was the soprano soloist in Giovanni Gabrieli's In ecclesiis, led by Maestro James Bagwell. In November of 2018, along with four colleagues from Bard, she performed in and co-produced "Imperfectly Perfect" an American Art Song concert exploring the complexity of family relationships. During the summer of 2018 Addie Rose and pianist Edward Forstman, took their program of song and contemporary keyboard works, “Flowers of Summer”, on a small tour of New York, Pennsylvania, and Alabama. Highlights from 2017-18 were singing Danica in Ana Sokolović’s Svadba, and making her debut with the Grammy-Award Winning Albany Symphony, conducted by David Alan Miller, as Papagena in a retelling of The Magic Flute for young children.
In addition to performing, Addie Rose is a dedicated voice teacher, and a seamstress at the Fisher Center costume shop. This summer she is covering the title role in Whitney George’s Princess Maleine, a world premiere opera being produced by dell’Arte Opera Ensemble in NYC, as well as performing in song and opera scene programs with dell’Arte.
Addie Rose holds a Master's degree from The Graduate Vocal Arts Program at the Bard College Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelor's degree in vocal performance from the Eastman School of Music.
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