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by eight ovations, soprano Malinda Haslett began the 2008-09
season with her German debut at the famed Berlin Konzerthaus.
Joining the Berliner Cappella in the German premiere of
Ethel Smyth's Prison, Ms. Haslett sang the role of The Soul.
Continuing the season, Ms. Haslett will reprise her award
winning Pamina in Die Zauberflöte with The Syracuse Opera,
followed by a series of concerts with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic
Orchestra, debut with the Sarasota Artist Recital Series, and
Musetta in La Bohème with the Bridgeport Symphony in Connecticut.
saw Ms. Haslett's return to Nashville Opera with the world
premiere of Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein's long awaited
work: Elmer Gantry, which The New York Times claimed "An operatic
Haslett then reprised her role, Lulu, with Great Performances at
Montclair in New Jersey. Further
07-08 engagements included a return to Chautauqua Opera as
Violetta, a house debut with Opera Carolina as Zerlina, guest
appearances with the Savannah Sinfonietta, Soprano Soloist in
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Fingerlakes Choral Festival
of New York and rounding out the season with the Chautauqua
Symphony as Soprano Soloist in Beethoven's Choral Fantasy.
notable performances include her French and Belgian performances
as Violetta which were proclaimed by Le Soir as "one of
elegance, grandeur and refined power.
Brilliant, Mademoiselle Haslett misses not even a drop of
emotion to perfect each tableau."
She has sung Nannetta in Falstaff, both with the Le Grand
Théâtre de Limoges and the Le Grand Théâtre d Reims, where
she will return in 2009. Further
engagements in France have included Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and
Micaëla in Carmen with the Festival Lyrique-en-mer.
In Italy, Ms. Haslett won competitions Concorso
Internazionale di Tito Schipa and the Concorso Internazionale di
Roma, as well as gave a recital for the former president:
Luigi Scalfaro. In
Canada, Ms. Haslett has sung with the Calgary Symphony, and in
Mexico she made her debut with Zerlina in Don Giovanni with Ópera
de Zapopan. With the
Quintessence Chamber Ensemble, Ms. Haslett has sung throughout the
Baltic region of Asia, having given concerts in Turkey, Estonia,
and Russia as well as throughout Norway and Sweden.
Haslett has performed extensively in the US, having sung Violetta
with legendary Maestro Anton Coppola, Juliette in Roméo et
Juliette with both the Utah Symphony and Opera and Nashville
Opera, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with Lyric Opera of Kansas
City, The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, Syracuse Opera, and The
West Virginia Symphony, Oscar in Un ballo in maschera with the
Atlanta Opera, both Nannetta in Falstaff and Leïla in Les pêcheurs
des perles with Sarasota Opera, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte
with Syracuse Opera, for which Opera News wrote, "Ms.
Haslett sang 'Ach, ich fühls' with such meltingly limpid phrases
that the audience held its collective breath. She is a singer who
deserves more attention." She
has sung the title role in La fille du Régiment with the Lyric
Opera of Cleveland, Norina in Don Pasquale and Mabel in Pirates of
Penzance with the Fort Worth Opera, Frasquita in Carmen with San
Diego Opera, Adina in L'elisir d'amore with Augusta Opera,
Musetta in La Bohème with West Bay Opera, and both Valencienne in
Die Lustige Witwe and Berta in Il barbiere di siviglia with the
the concert stage, Ms. Haslett made her Lincoln Center debut with
The American Symphony Orchestra as Bangsa and Erste Mädchen in
Hindemith's Das Nusch-Nuschi.
She has sung as Soprano Soloist with the Seattle
Symphony, Portland Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Pittsburgh
Bach Choir, Santa Barbara Symphony, Stamford Symphony, Chautauqua
Symphony, Augusta Symphony, Ocean City Pops, Bar Harbor Music
Symphony Orchestra, Bangor
Symphony Orchestra, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, and Eastern
Connecticut Symphony Orchestras.
Ms. Haslett also served as co-guests of honor with now
President Obama for the largest campaign drive in history with the
American Cancer Society.
Ms. Haslett is a recipient of the prestigious Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship. Her discography includes Father And Son and Hymns to the Goddess, both with Parthenia XII and A Tribute to Diana, all on the Vox Label. As the title character on Nicole, The Trial of the Century, by Grammy nominated composer Anthony Newman, she may be heard on the Albany Label, and her most recent recording entitled A Yuletide Celebration was released in 2005.