Vicki Fingalson, soprano

 

Hailed for her "luscious sound and comedic sensibility" as well as her "soaring soprano”, Vicki Fingalson is an active and versatile performer of opera, operetta and musical theatre with over 50 roles to her credit.  She has performed with companies and orchestras across the U.S. singing such roles as Musetta (La Bohème), Nedda (I Pagliacci), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Hanna Glawari  (The Merry Widow), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Pamina (The Magic Flute), Anna Maurrant (Street Scene), Mother/Witch (Hansel & Gretel) and Tanya (Mamma Mia!).  Among the companies with which she has performed are The Minnesota Opera, Colorado Opera Festival, Skylark Opera, Western Plains Opera, Fargo-Moorhead Opera, and Lyric Opera of the North.  Vicki has has recently performed a wide variety of music revues, celebrating the works of Noel Coward (Oh, Coward), Stephen Sondheim (Putting It Together), Kurt Weill (From Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill), Rodgers & Hammerstein (It's A Grand Night for Singing!), Irving Berlin (Rags to Ritzes), and Jacques Brel (Alive and Well and Living in Paris). On the concert stage, Vicki has been a guest soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, Fargo-Moorhead Symphony, and numerous recital series across the Midwest. 

 

Passionate about performance education, Vicki serves as Professor of Voice and Director of Opera Workshop at the University of Wisconsin - Superior where she is a recipient of the Distinguished Creativity Faculty Award, has been Minnesota Opera’s Teaching Artist, is frequently on the teaching faculty at the Minnesota Opera Summer Opera Camp and Opera Artist + programs.

 

 

In addition, Vicki frequently performs with her husband - baritone, Jeffrey Madison - in opera, concert and recital performances.  

They offer duo recitals and master classes, bringing their many years of stage and teaching experience to young performers. 

 

DUO RECITALS:

            Amour, Amore

                Bizet, Poulenc, Debussy, Ravel, Vivaldi, Donizetti, Leoncavallo, Donaudy

 

            Twentieth Century Song and Cabaret

                 Berg, Poulenc, Schoenberg, Coward

 

            Life's Journey Through Love & Nature

                 Quilter, Vaughn Williams, Barber, Weill, Coward, Ives, Rorem, Argento

 

            Stage Music programs, including:

                        Opera (Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Leoncavallo)

                        Operetta (Lehar, Romberg, Gilbert & Sullivan)

                        Musical Theatre (Berlin, Sondheim, Weill, Coward, Rogers, Loewe)

 

 

"Jeffrey Madison as the thief, and Vicki Fingalson, as his love, had the charisma and soaring voices ideally suited to the lush, romantic music and made the most of it.”

- William Randall Beard, StarTribune