Personal profile

Personal profile

Debbie Berry, soprano, is a native of Wichita Falls. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in voice performance from SFA. After a teaching stint at Wayland Baptist University, she moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where she did post-graduate work at the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. While in Kansas City, Berry worked with notable artist-teachers James King and Boris Goldovsky.

She spent five years in Denver performing and teaching before working at John Marshall High School in San Antonio as a private voice instructor.

Berry's performance credits include solo performances with the Kansas City Philharmonic, the Kansas City Civic Orchestra, the Longview Opera Repertory Company, the Central City Singers of the Central City Opera House Association and regular appearances as a recitalist in Denver, Kansas City and the East Texas region.

She has performed many operatic roles, including:

  • Violetta in "La Traviata" (Verdi)
  • Donna Anna in "Don Giovanni" (Mozart)
  • Miss Wordsworth in "Albert Herring" (Britten)
  • Musetta in "La Boheme" (Puccini)
  • Baby Doe in "The Ballad of Baby Doe"
  • Norina in "Don Pasquale" (Donizetti)
  • Rosina in "The Barber of Seville" (Rossini)
  • the Witch in "Hansel and Gretel" (Humperdinck)
  • and Gilda in "Rigoletto" (Verdi).

Her oratorio repertoire includes the soprano solos in:

  • "Requiem" (Mozart)
  • "Ein deutches" Requiem (Brahms)
  • "Carmina Burana" (Orff)
  • "The Creation" (Haydn)
  • and "Gloria" (Poulenc).

She has performed extensively in musical comedy, including:

  • Widow Corney in "Oliver" (Bart)
  • Maria in "The Sound of Music" (Rodgers)
  • Sarah Brown in "Guys and Dolls" (Loesser)
  • Julie Jordan in "Carousel" (Rodgers)
  • Eliza Doolittle in "My Fair Lady" (Lerner)
  • Hodel in "Fiddler on the Roof" (Bock)
  • Fiona McLaren in "Brigadoon" (Lerner)
  • Magnolia in "Show Boat"
  • and Lilly in "Kiss Me Kate."

Related documents

  • CV

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    Type: CV