VICTORIA HANSEN, soprano, appears often as a recitalist and in theatrical works. Opera audiences have heard her sing featured roles in Gianni Schicchi, La Traviata, Suor Angelica, The Ballad of Baby Doe, The Merry Widow, Hansel and Gretel, The Old Maid and the Thief, Boris Godunov, Semele, Dido and Aeneas, Noye’s Fludde, and The Stoned Guest. Music Theatre, her guilty pleasure, has given her the opportunity to perform leading roles in Three Penny Opera, Side by Side by Sondheim, Phantom, Ruddigore, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Hello Dolly!, and A Little Night Music. As a recitalist, Ms. Hansen frequently performs New Music compositions, including those of her colleagues at Colorado College and visiting composers. She has specialized in performing the compositions of Stephen Scott for The Bowed Piano Ensemble and has toured with the ensemble throughout the USA and Europe, including recent concerts in the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center and at the Spoleto Festival USA. Other festivals have included The Other Minds Festival (San Francisco), New Music Santa Fe series, MaerzMuzik (Berlin), ppIANISSIMO FESTIVAL (Sofia) and the Festival Musica Visual (Lanzarote, Canary Islands). Mr. Scott has composed two song cycle fantasies for Ms. Hansen with Bowed Piano Ensemble, Paisajes Audibles/Sounding Landscapes (released by Albany Records) and The Deep Spaces (released by New Albion). Ms. Hansen joined the faculty of Colorado College in 2000 as Principal Instructor of Voice.
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