|Louise Toppin, a finalist in the Munich International Competition and winner of the Metropolitan Opera regional auditions, has received critical acclaim for her operatic, orchestral, and oratorio performances in the United States, Czech Republic, Scotland, Japan, China, Uruguay, Sweden, the Caribbean, Bermuda, New Zealand, England, and Spain. She has appeared in recital on concert series including Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall), Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, Licieu Theatre in Barcelona, Spain and the International Albeniz Festival in Camprodon, Spain.
Orchestral appearances include: the Norrkoping Symphony (Sweden), the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, the Chicago Sinfonietta, the Czech National Symphony, Malmo Symphony Orchestra, (Sweden), Tokyo City Orchestra (Japan), The Montevideo Philharmonic (Uruguay), the Scotland Festival Orchestra (Aberdeen, Scotland), the Honolulu, Bermuda, Petersburg among others. Recent opera roles include: title role in the world premiere of the opera Luyala by composer William Banfield, Treemonisha in Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha, Mary in William Grant Still’s Highway One among many others. Ms. Toppin performed Mozart’s Impresario (Goldentrill) at The Kennedy Center, to rave reviews from The Washington Post.
Among her more recent productions she sang Clara in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess for Opera Carolina and Piedmont Opera companies. She also sang Mrs. Clancey in The Italian Lesson by Lee Hoiby (one woman opera). and Maria in the world premier of Joel Feigin’s opera Twelfth Night for Long Leaf Opera Company, Elisa in Mozart’s Il Re Pastore and The Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Magic Flute.