Soprano, COLETTE BOUDREAUX has been praised for her “richly beautiful instrument – supple, silvery in tone, technically secure, and dramatically convincing" (Classical Voice of North Carolina). With an impressive ability to connect to audiences in an extensive range of characters, Boudreaux’s performances have been called “sensitive” and “commanding” (David Shengold, Opera Magazine), “saucy; playfully vamping, yet serenely professional” (Knoxville Magazine) and “expressive… holding the audience completely engaged” (Biltmore Beacon).
As a noted ‘triple threat’, Ms. Boudreaux has enjoyed performing with a range of notable organizations including Center for Contemporary Opera, St. Petersburg Opera, Missouri Symphony, Astoria Symphony Orchestra, Harrisburg Choral Society, Asheville Lyric Opera, American Opera Projects, Grandview Opera, American Musical Theater Ensemble, and the role of L'Innocente in a concert performance of L'Arlesiana with the Opera Orchestra of New York under Eve Queler at Carnegie Hall. In addition to premiering new work at New York’s International Fringe Festival, she was featured in New York's Verdi Square Festival (where she “won deserved ovations” according to Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times), Being well rounded in the performing arts, Ms. Boudreaux also directs, choreographs, and coaches extensively. She runs a successful private performing arts studio in Easton, PA and is the artistic director and one of the founders of the professional non-profit, American Monarch Theatre Company. Grateful to have directed at The Shawnee Playhouse, she also directs in area high schools and community theatres. She teaches multiples forms of dance and is a judge for national competitions. Ms. Boudreaux maintains a parallel career as casting director and artistic manager for the educational production company, Collegiate Empowerment.