Soprano Rochelle Bard has been described by critics as an ‘exquisite’ and ‘poignant’ singing actress. With a focus on bel canto and Verdi roles, she recently performed Norma, Elisabetta in Roberto Devereux, Violetta in La Traviata, Leonora in Il Trovatore, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Lucia di Lammermoor, and the title role in Maria Stuarda. Additional roles include Tosca, The Merry Widow, Magda in La Rondine, Micaëla in Carmen, and the four heroines in Les Contes d’Hoffmann at such companies as Knoxville Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Opera Tampa, Opera Company of Middlebury, and Sacramento Opera. Ms. Bard earned a Master’s degree from the New England Conservatory and was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Music from her alma mater, The College of the Holy Cross. She has been a soloist with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Hartford Symphony, Tanglewood and with Opera Orchestra of New York and MidAtlantic Opera at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.