Vocalist - Mezzo-Soprano
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Canadian-American mezzo-soprano Vivien Shotwell recently performed the role of Romeo in Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi with Yale Opera. Of her performance in The Rape of Lucretia with Yale Opera, Jeffrey Johnson of the Hartford Courant wrote, “Shotwell was filled with intensities and even sang her succession of low B-naturals in the second act like the ringing of a haunted bell.” Michael Miller of the Berkshire Review for the Arts called her voice “extremely attractive and extremely large,” and wrote of her concert performance of Dido and Aeneas: “Her vocal production, phrasing, and musicianship were impressive throughout, but she rose to a very high level in her final scenes, especially in Dido’s great ‘Lament,’ which could not have been more moving and musicianly.” In 2014-15 she sang as soloist in Messiah with Symphony Nova Scotia.

Posted: May-19-2015
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Mezzo-Soprano Vivien Shotwell will perform Edward Elgar's The Music Makers alongside the Georgetown Chorale as part of their exploration of lesser-known choral pieces by English composers. The performance will take place on Saturday, April 28, at 4pm - Church of the Epiphany, Washington DC. 

Posted: Apr-20-2018
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“The dramatic centerpiece of the work was the interaction of mezzo-soprano Vivien Shotwell as Lucretia and baritone Cameron McPhail as Tarquinius.... Shotwell was filled with intensities and even sang her succession of low B-naturals in the second act like the ringing of a haunted bell.”

— Hartford Courant
Posted: Apr-28-2012