Performance Biography

Contralto Victoria Hart has performed around the country in opera, concert and recital stages. Equally at home in comedy as well as drama, Dr. Hart has appeared in leading roles with opera companies around the country.  She has sung leading and supporting roles with the Knoxville Opera, Sacramento Opera, Fresno Opera, Greensboro Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, Eugene Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Long Beach Opera and Rimrock Opera.   She has performed a wide variety of roles, including Ulrica in Un Ballo in Maschera, La Zia Principessa in Suor Angelica, Emilia in Otello, Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Katisha in The Mikado, Ruth in Pirates of Penzance, and Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro, to name but a few.  She has also appeared with the Cabrillo Music Theatre as the Wardrobe in Beauty and the Beast.

Dr. Hart has sung most of the standard concert repertoire for alto and has been a featured soloist with the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra, the Angeles Chorale in Los Angeles, the New Amsterdam Singers in New York City, the Albuquerque Chamber Orchestra, Bakersfield Masterworks Chorale, Los Robles Master Chorale, Master Chorale of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Choral Society and Musica Antiqua of Santa Barbara.  Notable performances include her appearance at Carnegie Hall in the contralto solo cantata Magnificat by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and a recital at the Sisak International Voices Music Festival in Croatia, where she was Artist-In-Residence.

Dr. Hart earned her D.M.A. in Vocal Performance at UCSB, and teaches voice privately in Los Angeles.  She is currently on the Voice Faculty of the Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles.  Dr. Hart has been a member of the voice faculties of Cerritos College, The American Music and Dramatic Academy (AMDA), Westmont College, and the Artistic Repertory Theater School in Orlando, Florida.  Dr. Hart  has given masterclasses at two Classical Singer Conventions, the Bay Area Summer Opera Theater Institute (BASOTI), and at the Sisak International Voices Music Festival, to name but a few.

Dr. Hart has had the privilege of working with many outstanding teachers, coaches and colleagues.  She studied voice with Dante Pavone, Julia Drobner and Fred Carama, and has coached with Nico Castel, Neal Goren, Armen Guzelimian, Alberta Masiello, Brent McMunn, and Valéry Ryvkin.  In her acting studies she has worked with Chuck Hudson, Nina Foch and John Ingle.  In addition to her work as a singer, Dr. Hart has written works for the stage which were performed at Lake George Opera, Music Academy of the West, and SUNY Purchase.