Jan 23, 25, 27
Lulu Baines: Malinda reprises the role of Lulu Baines, the preacher's daughter gone bad, who causes Elmer's demise. This work, 17 years in the making, receives its East Coast Premiere, after having received its world premiere in Nashville in November of 2007. Malinda was described as "letting loose a gorgeous soprano."
|February 14, 15
Valentine’s Day Concerts
Valentine's Day: Malinda, and husband Jonathan Boyd, join together for two evenings of romantic arias and duets, designed to put you in the right mood for Valentine's Day
|March 27, 29, 30
Zerlina: A role she first sang in Mexico of 2006, Malinda makes her house debut with Opera Carolina as one of Mozart's beloved perky, sassy, and witty sopranos.
|April 26, 28
This is the Rill Speaking—World Premiere
Composer: Lee Hoiby
New York City
Judy: Based on Lanford Wilson's play of the same title, Malinda premieres Lee Hoiby's work: This Is the Rill Speaking. A rare honor, in the audience will be Composer: Hoiby, Librettist: Schulgasser, and Playwright: Wilson.
Beethoven 9: No one could say it better: Alle Menschen werden Brueder: Brotherhood Unites All Men. Beethoven's word and sentiment are as pertinent today as they were when they were written. Malinda sings these words for the first time in performance.
Ocean City Pops
Ocean City, New Jersey
Beethoven Choral Fantasy
Conductor: Stefan Sanderling
Piano: Sara Buechner
The Chautauqua Institute was founded so that all walks of
|August 1, 4
Violetta: Rounding out the season with a signature role, Malinda returns to Chautauqua Opera, where she once apprenticed, to sing the role of the tragic heroine: Violetta Valery. Malinda first sang this role in Paris, having the once in a lifetime chance of wearing Maria Callas' Swarovski jewels from her final performances as Violetta at La scala in 1958.
Soprano Soloist: His Soul
Ethel Smyth's: The Prison
Conductor: Kerstin Behnke
"Smyth has her own style and a composing voice with passionate directness and honesty that comes straight from the heart. At this performance, her intentions were well served well, in particular, by the American Soprano Malinda Haslett who stepped in a short notice to learn the role of His Soul." By Roz Treubcher
Making her German debut, in a piece written by English Suffragist Ethel Smyth, Malinda joined the Berliner Cappella for their concert entitled "Starke Frauen", ie: Strong Women. Learning the role of The Prisoner's Soul in a matter of days, Malinda first sung words were in response to The Prisoner's question of what he should tell men who are facing death, "Tell them that no man lives in vain."
October 24, 26
Conductor: John Di Costanzo
Reprising the her award winning role for which Opera News said she sang with "such meltingly limpid phrases that the audience held its collective breath. She is a singer that deserves more attention.", Malinda returns to Syracuse Opera and the Open Hand Puppet Theater to sing opposite of tenor Matthew Chellis and under the direction of Maestro John Di Costanzo
December 12, 23 20
Conductor: Bradley Thachuck
Fort Wayne Philharmonic
Deck the Halls with holiday cheer as Malinda joins the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra for their annual Holiday Pops Series. Led by Maestro Bradley Thachuck, Malinda joins orchestra, chorus, dancers and audience as they celebrate the reasons for the seasons.
Le nozze di Figaro
Fort Meyers, FL
April 5, 7
Artist Series of Sarasota
Songs of Loving and Longing. Returning to the scene of the crime, Malinda returns to Sarasota where she apprenticed twice with the opera company, sang two leading roles and met her husband, tenor Jonathan Boyd. Join Malinda at the Asolo theater for songs and arias, but familiar and unknown.
The Greater Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra