Soprano Natalie Conte, a devoted performer in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area, is delighted to return to the Baltimore Concert Opera stage singing the role of Fiordiligi. She most frequently appears as a soloist in Outreach programs for the Lyric Opera House of Baltimore. She also has concertized at the Russian Embassy, with the Baltimore Vocal Arts Foundation, the Young Victorian Theatre Company, Live Arts Maryland, at the State Departmen, and with Opera Lancaster where she was described as a “show stopper”. In addition to recitals, Natalie’s opera and oratorio credits include the roles of Fiordiligi in Cos“ fan tutte, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Musetta in La Bohme, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Casilda in The Gondoliers, Alice Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff, the Countess in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, and the soprano soloist in Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Mendelssohn’s Elijah. Beyond the local stage, Natalie has performed in her hometown Detroit, Michigan as well as internationally in Rome, St. Petersburg, and Moscow. Along with her performance credits, Natalie teaches voice both privately and at Shepherd University where she has held an adjunct voice faculty position since September of 2008. Natalie is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music of Johns Hopkins University where she earned a Master and Bachelor of Music. While there, she won awards for excellence in both performance and academics, and studied with John Shirley-Quirk and Phyllis Bryn-Julson. In April, 2011 she won second prize in the Russell C. Wonderlic Memorial Competition. She currently studies with Barbara Dever. Natalie is looking forward to performing Richard Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder this October in Baltimore as well Nedda in I Pagliacci with the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra in Massachusetts.