American soprano Natalie Logan is a singing-actress who crosses over the genres of opera, musical theatre, and 21st century music. She actively bridges the gap between artist and audience member by exploring unconventional repertoire in intimate settings, curating outreach projects in the community, and seeking projects that transcend and connect human values, cultures, and performance art. This year, Natalie joins the Metropolitan Chorale as Artist-in-Residence and The Handel + Haydn Society’s 2017-18 season as the Soprano in their Outreach Quartet, premiering a new opera that will reach over 12,000 + audience members in 60 + venues. Additional 2017-18 season highlights include performing the roles of New Kid in Womb With a View and Clarice in She’s Fabulous with Boston Opera Collaborative, Pernille in Dan Shore’s Beautiful Bridegroom with MetroWest Opera, a debut with NewburyPort Choral Society as the Soprano Soloist in Handel’s Messiah, and a debut with Symphony Nova as the Soprano Soloist in Whitacre’s Five Hebrew Love Songs. A 2017 Finalist of the MetroWest Opera competition, she was named Winner of The American Prize in Vocal Performance Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Award (opera), 2016-17 and Finalist of The American Prize in Vocal Performance (art song/oratorio), 2016-17. Recent engagements include Morgana in Handel’s Alcina (November 2016) and Zina in Nico Muhly’s Dark Sisters (February 2017).
Notable full roles include Anne Trulove in The Rake’s Progress, Clorinda in La cenerentola, Olympia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Controller in Dove’s Flight, Morgana in Alcina, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Flora in The Turn of the Screw. Her non-operatic repertoire includes performances of Sister Mister in Blitztein’s The Cradle Will Rock, dancing her way as the grisette Dodo in The Merry Widow, and performing Julie in The New Moon.
In January 2016, she was the soprano soloist in an immersive art event of John Cage’s Song Books at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In March 2017, Ms. Logan curated another performance John Cage’s Song Books with the Boston Sculptors Gallery Artist Series. Additional awards include a Boston Conservatory Opera Voice/Opera Graduate Assistantship 2015-17 and the Marilyn Zacharis Returning Student Merit Scholarship Award 2015-17. In 2015, she won the Opera in the Ozarks Scholarship Award: Best Performance by a Female in a Supporting Role for her performance as Clorinda in La cenerentola. She was a 2014 Semi-finalist of the Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition and performed on stage at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas, Texas. Recipient Winner of the 2013 Ruth and Dan Bivins Music Club of Baton Rouge Scholarship Award, she is a two-time Southern Regional NATS winner and a Semi-finalist of the Classical Singer Competition. Ms. Logan has performed with Boston Lyric Opera, MetroWest Opera, Boston Opera Collaborative, The Handel + Haydn Society, Odyssey Opera, Opera Steamboat, Boston Conservatory Opera, Berlin Opera Academy, Louisiana State University, Opera in the Ozarks, Chicago Summer Opera, Opéra Louisiane, Bay Area Summer Opera Theatre Institute, and Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
A native of Dallas, Texas, Ms. Logan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Louisiana State University (May 2014) under the tutelage of Robert Grayson and earned her Master of Music degree in Voice Performance at The Boston Conservatory (May 2016) and Professional Studies Certificate in Voice Performance (May 2017) from Boston Conservatory at Berklee under the tutelage of Patty Thom.