Soprano Alicia Woodberry’s recent successes in opera include performing with the Genesius Guild Theatre Foundation as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, for which the River Cities’ Reader praised her for “shining vocally.”
Ms. Woodberry is an active performer, and some of her recent roles include La sorella cercatrice in Suor Angelica (Peabody Opera Theatre), Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos (Miami Music Festival), Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi (Genesius Guild), and Papagena in Die Zauberflöte (Genesius Guild). Her current projects include performing with the chorus in Verdi's Don Carlo with Maryland Lyric Opera and preparing both the chorus in La boheme with Annapolis Opera and the role of The Maid in a filmed modern opera Lily by Maryland composer Garth Baxter.
Always striving to improve her artistry, Ms. Woodberry has continued her education through summer training programs. As an apprentice with Miami Music Festival, she performed in Ariadne auf Naxos; studied with Manny Perez, Anthony Manoli, and Eglise Gutiérrez; and participated in masterclasses, aria nights, and Michael Rossi's Career Institute. She also attended the Vancouver International Song Institute in 2014 and Bel Canto in Tuscany in 2019.
A devoted educator, Ms. Woodberry has taught voice and piano lessons for over almost ten years. She currently teaches with Opal Music Studio in Old Town Alexandria, VA and Music on the Hill in Washington, DC. She studied Vocal Pedagogy and Piano Pedagogy at Augustana College, and her students have earned lead roles in school and community theatres and attended major summer music programs around the country. Ms. Woodberry enjoys crafting her lesson plans according to her students' personal goals, learning styles, and level of ability and has experience teaching students ages 5-60.
Ms. Woodberry is a recent graduate of the Master of Music in Vocal Performance program at Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and studied with Tony Arnold. She attended Augustana College, where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. She received a Peabody Talent Award and the George Castelle Memorial Award, and was the recipient of the J & R Hendren Music Award for her dedication to music in the classroom and on the stage. She currently resides in DC and studies with Elizabeth Daniels.