Rebecca (Olthafer) Ryan

Style: Pop; Opera; Jazz; Folk; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre
Title: Associate Professor of Music
Bio: Rebecca (Olthafer) Ryan has performed with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Florentine Opera, OperaModa, Madison Opera, Milwaukee Symphony, Music by the Lake, Opera for the Young, and UW-Madison Opera. "....Olthafer's performance literally shimmers through a near translucent vibrato." (Capital Times, April 2004). Signature operatic roles include Dorabella, Serse, Hansel, Orlofsky, Flora, Kate Pinkerton, Mercedes, Second Lady, Julia Child, Marcellina and Tisbe. In 2006, Rebecca was awarded 5th place at the 2006 Wisconsin District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in Waukesha, WI. Rebecca has a doctorate in voice from UW-Madison and has apprenticed with Operafestival di Roma, Opera North and Dorian Opera Theatre. Rebecca is Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Operations, and Music Recruiter at North Park University School of Music where she teaches Music Appreciation, Music History and Literature and Italian and German Diction. She also owns and operates Bravo Music Studio Inc. in Chicago, IL.
Voice Type: Mezzo-soprano
Music Styles Taught: Pop; Opera; Jazz; Folk; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I accept students through a college or university program

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5515 W Agatite Ave.
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