Professional Singer (Career Highlights)

During her seventeen-year career, Barbara Hocher performed thirty-five roles with twenty-seven companies and appeared as soloist with twenty-two symphony orchestras and twelve festivals in the United States. Here are highlights from her opera and concert repertoire:

Opera

Argento

Lady with the Cake Box (A Postcard from Morocco)

Washington National Opera, Central City Opera

Birtwhistle

Mrs. Green (Down by the Greenwood Side)

Tanglewood Opera Project

Bizet

Micaela (Carmen)

Annapolis Opera

Blitzstein

Birdie (Regina)

Michigan Opera Theatre, Wolf Trap Opera

Britten

Mrs. Grose (The Turn of the Screw)

Washington National Opera

Cherubini

Glauce (Medea)

New York City Opera

Donizetti

Adina (L’Elisir d’amore)

Hawaii Opera Theater

Gilbert and Sullivan

Josephine (H.M.S. Pinafore)

New York City Opera

Henderson

Cora (The Last of the Mohicans)

Lake George Opera Festival

Henze

Frau Hasentreffer (Der junge Lord)

New York City Opera

Menotti

Mrs. Gobineau (The Medium)

Washington National Opera, Israel Festival, Spoleto Melbourne Festival

Monteverdi

Drusilla (L’Incoronazione di Poppea)

New York City Opera, Washington National Opera, Tanglewood Opera Project

Mozart

Konstanze (The Abduction from the Seraglio)

Glimmerglass Opera

Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte)

Wolf Trap Opera Company

Zerlina (Don Giovanni)

Artpark/Lewiston, Goldovsky Opera Company (tour)

Ilia (Idomeneo)

New York City Opera

Puccini

Mimi (La bohème)

Lake George Opera Festival, Opera Company of Boston

Musetta (La bohème)

Opera Company of Boston

Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly)

Virginia Opera

Strauss, J.

Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus)

Eugene Opera

Strauss, R.

Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier)

Palm Beach Opera

Echo (Ariadne auf Naxos)

New York City Opera

 Concert

Bach

Magnificat

Winter Park Bach Festival, Kennedy Center

St. Matthew Passion

Winter Park Bach Festival

Christmas Oratorio

Rochester Philharmonic

Cantatas No. 78, 79, 211

San Francisco Symphony

Beethoven

Symphony No. 9

Cleveland Ballet, Hudson Valley Philharmonic

Berio

Circles

Tanglewood Festival

Brahms

Requiem

Oratorio Singers of Charlotte

Handel

Messiah

Winter Park Bach Festival, Messiah Festival/Lindsborg, KS

Haydn

The Seasons

Oratorio Singers of Charlotte

St. Theresa Mass

Clarion Concerts

Mahler

Symphony No. 4

American Symphony at Carnegie Hall, New Jersey Symphony (on tour)

Mozart

Ilia (Idomeneo)

Minnesota Orchestra

Exsultate, jubilate

New Jersey Symphony (on tour)

Requiem

Youngstown Symphony

Midnight Mozart Concert

Oratorio Society of Washington

Poulenc

Gloria

St. Bartholomew’s Church, N.Y.C.

Williams, R.V.

Dona Nobis Pacem

Buffalo Philharmonic

Vivaldi

Gloria

Buffalo Philharmonic

Viennese Gala (operetta arias)

Bangor Symphony

Opera arias

Baltimore Symphony, Houston Symphony

Conductors

Kazuyoshi Akiyama
Bruno Maderna
Sarah Caldwell
John DeMain
Boris Goldovsky
Newell Jenkins
Christopher Keene
Cal Stewart Kellogg
Robert LaMarchina
Jesse Levine
John Mauceri
John Nelson
Karl Richter
Julius Rudel
Gunther Schuller
Stanislav Skrowaczewski

Recitals

Gardner Museum, Boston
Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Currier Gallery, Manchester, New Hampshire
State University of New York at New Paltz, N.Y.
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
Wolf Trap/the Barns, Vienna, Virginia
ms Nieuw Amsterdam
Community recitals in Texas, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts

Affiliate Artist, ambassador for the arts – Community residencies and recitals
Albion, N.Y.
Leavenworth, Kansas
Marianna, Florida
Westerville, Ohio
Anderson, South Carolina
Jackson, Tennessee

Affiliate Artist Residency in Anderson, SC; ‘Musetta’ sings for factory workers.

Affiliate Artist Residency in Anderson, SC; ‘Musetta’ sings for factory workers.