Since joining the Ensemble in 2016/17 American mezzo-soprano Cecelia Hall's roles for the company have included Mercédès in Carmen, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Purcell's Dido, her first Irenes in Tamerlano and the title role in Xerxes, which she sang at the Komische Oper Berlin. Last season she sang her first Charlottes in Werther, 2nd Lady in a new Die Zauberflote and Iseut the Fair's Mother in Frank Martin's Le vin herbé (a new production which nearly opened during corona shutdown!) and during 2023/24 you can hear her as Marcellina and the lead role in new productions of Le nozze di Figaro and Mozart's Ascanio in Alba and 2nd Lady in Die Zauberflöte. Roles since joining the company have included Idamante (Idomeneo), Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Mère Jeanne de l'Enfant Jesus in a new Dialogues des Carmélites, Marguerite (La damnation de Faust), Humperdinck's (Hänsel und Gretel) and Fulvia in Gluck's Ezio. She recently sang her first Angelinas in La Cenerentola, at Boston Lyric Opera, and in Mozart's Requiem with the New York Philharmonic. She graduated from the Juilliard School in New York, sang in Manon and Iphigénie en Tauride at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and in Elektra, Lucia di Lammermoor and Annio in La clemenza di Tito at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. She sang her first Sestos in La clemenza di Tito at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis. She also enjoyed great success as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Canadian Opera in Toronto, Cherubino at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and Philadelphia Opera and the Composer (Ariadne auf Naxos) under Vladimir Jurowski in Moscow's Philharmonie. Other engagements have taken her to places including Seattle, Santa Fe, the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Seattle Opera, Philadelphia Opera and Opera Omaha, singing roles including the Composer (Ariadne auf Naxos), Rosina (Il barbiere di siviglia), Sesto and Annio (La clemenza di Tito) and Romeo in Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi. This award winning artist has also appeared at venues including the Carnegie Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall in London and the Mostly Mozart Festival.