Celeste Godin, soprano

Celeste Godin (soprano) will be performing this spring as Miss Havisham in MetroWest Opera’s production of Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night, and as Mimi in Boston Opera Collaborative’s (BOC) production of La bohème.   Earlier this season, she performed two roles in the Opera Bites program with BOC, and with Odyssey Opera as a chorister and as the soprano heavenly voice in their critically acclaimed production of The Trial at Rouen.   In 2017 she performed as “a completely brilliant Rodolfo” (Boston Musical Intelligencer) for MetroWest Opera’s La Femme Bohème, Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos with Lowell House Opera, Andeng in Noli Me Tangere (Opera Brittenica), and Annio (La Clemenza di Tito) with Promenade Opera Project.   She was awarded second place in the 2017 Five Towns Young Musician’s Competition in New York.  As a recent graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music (with a master’s degree in vocal pedagogy and a graduate diploma for vocal performance), she appeared as Agrippina (Agrippina), Blanche de la Force (Dialogues of the Carmelites), First Lady (The Magic Flute), and Ku in the staged workshop of Gilgamesh (she then covered the role in the professional production).  She also appeared in concert with orchestra, singing Beethoven’s “Ah Perfido!,” and covering the soprano solo for Brahm’s Requiem.  In Seattle, she has appeared as Second Lady (The Magic Flute) with Pacific MusicWorks, and as Mimi in the Seattle Opera Guild Previews for La bohème. As part of Tacoma Opera’s Young Artist Program, she performed the Soprano in Weill’s Berlin to Broadway, and covered Musetta (La bohème) and Despina (Così fan tutte).  She premiered Rita Ueda’s one-woman opera for prepared piano and soprano, One Thousand Paper Cranes, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and was the featured soprano soloist for Robert Kyr’s Pacific Sanctus with Pacific Lutheran University.   As assistant conductor of the Seattle Bach Choir, she conducted partial programs, and sang as a chorister and soloist (including Bach’s Magnificat) when not fulfilling other duties.  Other full roles include Semele (Semele) at Pacific Lutheran University under the baton of Stephen Stubbs, and Lady Billows (Albert Herring).

Katherine LuellenCeleste Godin, soprano