American mezzo-soprano Victoria Weil is well versed with both classical and contemporary repertoire. She currently resides in New York City where her local credits include: Hansel with New York Opera Project, Dorabella with The Taconic Opera, Mercedes with New Rochelle Opera, Siebel in Faust with The New Jersey State Repertory Opera, and both Ellen in Three Sisters who are not Sisters by Ned Rorem and the Third knitter in Seymour Barab's A Game of Chance with The Co-OPERAtive.
In both 1999 and 2000, Victoria participated in the highly acclaimed Apprentice Program with The Santa Fe Opera. During her first season, she sang the role of Dryade in Ariadne auf Naxos conducted by John Crosby, and, at the conclusion of the season, received an Encouragement Grant. The following summer, she was the Mezzo Madrigalist in the American premiere of Venus and Adonis by Hans Werner Henze conducted by Richard Bradshaw.
In addition, Miss Weil attended a number of distinguished summer festivals
including: The Tanglewood Institute, the Aspen Music Festival, and The Natchez Opera Festival in Mississippi, where she performed in their outreach program, singing the role of The Cat in the contemporary opera Starbird by Mollicone.
Over the summer of 2001 she sang the role of Giovanna and covered Maddalena in Rigoletto with The American Opera/Musical Theater Company in Taiwan.
After working with AOMTC, Miss Weil traveled to Amsterdam where she participated in a recorded live concert version of Venus and Adonis conducted by Markus Stenz with the Rotterdam Philharmonic. This production was broadcast by VARA, the national Dutch radio company.
Other engagements include Hansel in Hansel and Gretel with both Digi-Orchestra Productions in Connecticut, and FLUMC in New Jersey, and an encore performance of Mercedes in Carmen with both New Rochelle Opera in New York and the Belleayre Music Festival.
With American Opera Projects (Brooklyn, NY), Victoria has performed the role of Pepita numerous times in The Bridge of San Luis Rey, a new opera in development by composer Paula Kimper. She also sang the role of Mami in the the Upside-Down boy by Christian Amigo.
In 2004 Victoria travelled to Dubai, UAE where she had the opportunity to sing the role of Hansel with Bravo Productions. As well as the fully staged and orchestrated version, she sang excerpts for children at elementary schools throughout the city.
Most recently Victoria made her Carnegie Hall debut as the alto soloist in Mozart's Missa Brevis (K275) with Mid-America Productions.
Victoria earned her graduate degree from the New England Conservatory in Boston. She currently studies with Rita Shane in New York City.