The New York Times
“Stealing scene after scene, the buoyant soprano combined vocal brilliance, physical agility and vintage calendar-girl looks.”
The Chicago Tribune
“Ms. Chuchman radiates enough vocal allure, physical beauty and charm to light up the stage.”
The Washington Post
“Chuchman had a full, sure, glorious sound you wanted to sink into.”
This season, soprano Andriana Chuchman makes three important role debuts: Michal in Handel’s Saul at the Houston Grand Opera, Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi at Opera Omaha, and Gilda in Rigoletto at Opera San Antonio. She also returns to the Hamburg State Opera and makes her debut at the 2020 Salzburg Whitsun Festival in performances of the title role in Orphée et Eurydice. Her concert appearances include performances of Handel’s Messiah with both the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center and the Rhode Island Philharmonic.
Ms. Chuchman’s recent opera engagements have included Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore, Miranda in The Enchanted Island, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, and Valencienne in The Merry Widow at the Metropolitan Opera; the title role in a new production of Orphée et Eurydice, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Yum-Yum in The Mikado, and Valencienne at the Lyric Opera of Chicago; Mary in Jake Heggie’s It’s a Wonderful Life at the San Francisco Opera; her house and role debut as Pat Nixon in Nixon in China at the Houston Grand Opera; Micaëla in La tragédie de Carmen at the San Diego Opera; Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi at the Los Angeles Opera, Boonyi/India in the critically acclaimed world premiere of Jack Perla’s Shalimar the Clown at the Opera Theater of St. Louis, Gretel on the Glyndebourne Festival Tour, Magnolia in Show Boat and Marie in Fille du Regiment at the Washington National Opera, Magnolia at the Dallas Opera, John Adams’ A Flowering Tree at the Opera Omaha, Guinevere in Camelot at the Glimmerglass Festival, Yum-Yum, Cleopatra in Guilio Cesare, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, and staged performances of Orff’s Carmina Burana at the Michigan Opera Theater; Minka in Le Roi le Malgra at the Bard Music Festival, the title role in Flora, an Opera and Irma in Louise at the Spoleto Festival USA, and Alinda in Giasone and Dorinda in Orlando at the Chicago Opera Theater.
In concert, Ms. Chuchman has appeared in Lincoln Center’s White Lights Festival in staged performances of the Pegolesi Stabat Mater, and has also appeared at the Cincinnati May Festival in a performance of the Bach B minor Mass, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in performances of the Brahms Requiem, the Rhode Island Philharmonic in performances of Orff’s Carmina Burana, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra in performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, the Ravinia Festival as a guest on the Prairie Home Companion radio show, and with the International Music Foundation of Chicago in performances of Handel’s Messiah.
In her native Canada, Ms. Chuchman recently sang the premiere of Larysa Kuzmenko’s Golden Harvest with the Winnipeg Symphony. She made her debut at the Canadian Opera Company as Olympia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann and most recently returned as Musetta in La bohème. She has also appeared at the Edmonton Opera as Yum-Yum and Marie in La Fille du Regiment; and at the Manitoba Opera as Susana in Le Nozze de Figaro and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte. Concert performances have included engagements with the Toronto Symphony, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. Prince George Symphony, and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
Born in Winnipeg, Ms. Chuchman received her Bachelor’s Degree in Voice Performance from the School of Music at the University of Manitoba. She is also a graduate of the Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program. Ms. Chuchman’s many awards include the Opera Theater of St. Louis’ 2017 Mabel Dorn Reeder Award, prizewinner at the Finals of the 2009 Neue Stimmen Competition in Germany, and a Sullivan Foundation Encouragement Award in 2007.