Soprano Alicia Woodberry has been praised as “an insightful musician and a captivating performer.” She began this season as Gertrude in Hansel und Gretel with Shakespeare Opera Theatre, and will later end the season as a Cedar Rapids Opera Young Artist. With Cedar Rapids Opera, Alicia will perform the role of Miss Titmouse in Edwin Penhorwood's opera Too Many Sopranos. Woodberry will be featured in a concert of Garth Baxter art songs in April 2024 in conjunction with his opera A Pregnant Pause. She has been commissioned to record 12 of Mr. Baxter's pieces in May 2024. In 2023 she won 2nd place at the NATS Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition. She joined the roster of Annapolis Opera and Maryland Lyric Opera in 2022 and made her film debut in the opera Lily by Garth Baxter.
She has performed with many festivals and companies including Miami Music Festival, Bel Canto in Tuscany, Young Artists of America, and Vancouver International Song Institute. Her recent performances include Gertrude in Hansel und Gretel (Shakespeare Opera Theatre), First Lady in Die Zauberflöte (Alexandria Summer Nights), Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi (Genesius Guild), La prima sorella cercatrice in Suor Angelica (Peabody Opera Theatre), Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos (Miami Music Festival), Papagena in Die Zauberflöte (Genesius Guild), and Nannetta in Falstaff (Bel Canto in Tuscany).
A devoted educator, Ms. Woodberry has taught voice and piano lessons for over ten years. She currently teaches with Opal Music Studio in Old Town Alexandria, VA. 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+.
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.