Callie Wohletz, whose voice The Washington Post describes as “beautiful,” is a soprano based in Chicago. Highlights from the 2014-15 season include performing as a professional artist with SongFest in Los Angeles where she worked with exceptional faculty artists including Dawn Upshaw, Martin Katz, Jake Heggie, Libby Larsen, Margo Garrett and Graham Johnson; performing Königin der Nacht (Die Zauberflöte) and Despina (Così fan tutte) with Opera NOVA; and performing Rosina in Opera Camerata’s production of Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Metropolitan Club in Washington, D.C. Recital highlights from 2014-15 include performing Pärt’s Te Deum as well as the North American premiere of Britten’s Two Psalms as a soloist with The City Choir of Washington under Grammy Award-winning conductor Robert Shafer. Ms. Wohletz was honored to be a part of Murray Sidlin’s Defiant Requiem, serving as the “Ach ich fühl’s” soloist for performances at Strathmore Hall. Ms. Wohletz had the opportunity to perform works by Washington D.C. composer Sharon Guertin-Shafer, including a performance at Strathmore Mansion for their New Music Series. This season, Ms. Wohletz placed as a finalist in both Vocal Arts D.C.’s Young Artist Competition and the Partners for the Arts Voice Competition.
This past fall, Ms. Wohletz’s schedule included performances at the Winchester Bach Festival, as the soloist on Tarik O’Regan’s Tripych with The City Choir of Washington where she received excellent reviews from The Washington Post, as the soloist on Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 with Third Practice Ensemble, and as Maria in the children’s opera Monkey See, Monkey Do as part of an outreach initiative with Opera NOVA that brought opera to 3,500 young students for the first time.
A bold, inventive artist, Ms. Wohletz has performed Elisetta (Il matrimonio segreto), Königin, Pamina and Pagagena (Die Zauberflöte), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) Despina (Così fan tutte), the title role in Marina, Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Poussette (Manon), Sophie (Werther), Maria (Monkey See, Monkey Do), and Lola (Gallantry), among others.
Callie holds a Master of Music from the Eastman School and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Kansas, where she graduated with highest distinction.
Learn more at www.calliewohletz.com.