In this segment of Lady Mogul Talk, we speak with Erica Papillion-Posey about how her Louisiana roots impacted her trajectory to become a Vocalist, upcoming projects and the release of her new line entitled "The Vocalist Series".
Equally at home in the jazz and classical idioms, crossover vocalist, songwriter and author, Erica Papillion-Posey is not to be missed on any stage! In 2010, Ms. Papillion-Posey made her international operatic debut as Zia Principessa in Suor Angelica at the Tuscia Opera Festival, under the baton of maestro Stefano Vignati. The demand for her “wonderful voice… full of grace and sensuality and her fierce commitment to the character keeps European audiences wanting more.” [Arte & Musica Magazine] Other European performances include the title role of Carmen, the Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte both with the Tuscia Opera Festival, Annina in La Traviata with Teatro Kizmet Opera, and Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro with Siena Opera. Stateside, Ms. Papillion-Posey’s notable roles include her portrayal of Princess Akara in the world premiere of The Lady or the Tiger, an adaptation of Frank Stockton’s beloved short story by composers Cherise Leiter and Leanna Kirchoff. Ms. Papillion-Posey’s “purely exciting and rich voice” [Arte & Musica Magazine] was also featured as Baba in The Medium, Dorabella in Cosi fan Tutte, and the title role in The Rape of Lucretia. A passionate concert artist and recitalist, her repertoire includes: Handel’s Messiah, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, the Verdi’s Requiem, the Mozart Requiem and Wagner’s Wesendonck Leider and Mahler’s Kindertoten Leider.
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