Theresa Kesser

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"MON CŒUR S'OUVRE À TA VOIX"
Camille Saint-Saëns
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Theresa Kesser

(she/her) Theresa Kesser is a recent graduate of the Yale School of Music. Equally at home in the traditional repertoire as she is in modern compositions, Ms. Kesser recently participated in the workshop of Joel Thompson and Andrea Davis Pinkney’s The Snowy Day.

Yale University
Master of Musical Arts, 2018-2020
Wolf Trap Opera
Studio Artist, 2018, 2019
Indiana University Bloomington
Master of Music, 2016-2018
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Schedule

Gianni Schicchi
Zita

Yale Opera, 2020

Florencia en el Am...
Paula

Yale Opera, 2020

Symphony No. 9
Beethoven

Yale Symphony Orchestra, 2020

Ariadne auf Naxos
Composer (cover)

Wolf Trap Opera, 2019

Il barbiere di Siv...
Berta (cover)

Wolf Trap Opera, 2019

The Old Maid and t...
Miss Todd

Yale Opera, 2019

Eugene Onegin
Larina

Yale Opera, 2019

L'île de Merlin
Hippocratine (cover)

Wolf Trap Opera, 2019

Biography

Theresa Kesser recently recieved the degree of Master of Musical Arts at Yale University, studying with Doris Yarick Cross. While at Yale Opera, she sang the roles of Paula (Florencia en el Amazonas), Larina (Eugene Onegin), and Miss Todd (The Old Maid and the Thief). She also participated in the workshop of The Snowy Day, in conjunction with Yale Opera, composer Joel Thompson, and Houston Grand Opera. 

Miss Kesser was a Studio Artist at Wolf Trap for the summers of 2018 and 2019. In her first year, she covered the role of Stephano in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette and performed the role of Wallis in David Hanlon and Kathleen Kelly's Listen, Wilhelmina!  She also appeared in a concert honoring Leonard Bernstein with the National Symphony Orchestra, in which she performed as a soloist in the Chichester Psalms. She returned in 2019 to cover the roles of Composer in Ariadne  auf Naxos, Hippcratine in Gluck's L'île de Merlin, and Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia.​

In January 2016, Miss Kesser was named a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions for the Colorado/Wyoming district and received an Encouragement Award in the Rocky Mountain Region.

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