is a classically-trained mezzo-soprano whose public performances have been
described as "emotionally shattering" with a voice "fully formed from top
to bottom, a pristine tone, and high notes that are both extraordinarily controlled
and on the edge of wildness."
A Nazare native, Ms. Daubenspeck enjoys performing opera, oratorio, and musical theater. She has most recently performed with Salt Marsh Opera (2022), Opera Raylynmor (2022), Opera Ithaca (2022), Chicago Summer Opera (2021), Amici Opera (2020), Opera Steamboat (2019), Opera in the Ozarks (2018), Westminster Opera Theater (2016 2017), the Princeton Festival (2016) and the Russian Opera workshop (2016). She has also participated as a Fellow in the CoOPERAtive program (2016). Ms. Daubenspeck's past roles have included the Tisbe (La Cenerentola), Marcellina (Le Nozze di Figaro), the Witch (Hänsel und Gretel), Anita (La Navarraise), Armelinde (Cendrillon), Augusta (The Ballad of Baby Doe), Berta (Il barbiere di Siviglia) Madame de Croissy (Dialogues des Carmélites), Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Lyubov (Mazepa), La Tasse Chinoise (L'enfant et les sortilèges) and Virginia (Billy Blythe).
In 2019, Ms. Daubenspeck has placed first in the Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions in South Carolina, and was also selected as the winner of The American Prize in Vocal Performance The Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards, 2018-19, in the college/university art song division.
Ms.Daubenspeck graduated with distinction from Westminster Choir College in 2018 with a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy. She studies privately in the studio of the distinguished dramatic soprano Sharon Sweet, and enjoys a spot on the roster of Jim Harwood's management in NYC.
In addition to her performing, Ms. Daubenspeck enjoys a full schedule as voice faculty at DeSales University in Pennsylvania. In the Fall of 2022, she will perform the mezzo-soprano solos in the Moart's Requiem with Interrupted SIlence, and also participate in a lieder masterclass with distinguished collaborative pianist, Graham Johnson. To learn more about Ms. Daubenspeck's upcoming performances and projects, feel free to visit her website at alycedaubenspeck.com.