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Doris Yarick-Cross

Doris Yarick-Cross is an internationally celebrated soprano and a distinguished teacher of singing. She is professor and head of voice and opera at Yale and Director of the Yale Opera Program at the Yale School of Music. In her years as head of the Yale Opera program, Yale has become one of the premier training programs for young singers.  Yale singers perform leading roles at the Metropolitan Opera as well as Chicago, San Francisco, New York City Opera, Covent Garden, La Scala, Berlin, Munich, and Vienna.

Miss Yarick-Cross has appeared with many of the major American opera companies including as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro at New York City Opera, Musetta in La bohème at Chicago Lyric, Pamina in Zauberflöte in San Francisco, Ann Trulove in The Rakes Progress in Boston, Mimi in La Bohème in San Antonio. At the Vancouver Opera she sang Marguerite in Faust and Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel. Her debut took place under the baton of  Leopold Stokowski at New York City Opera in Monteverdi’s Orfeo. For many years a favorite at the Santa Fe Opera, she sang the role of Anne Trulove in Rake’s Progress and Parasha in Mavra under Stravinsky’s supervision, as well as many other roles, including Pamina, Susanna, Despina, Mimi and Micaela.  She toured Australia with the Sutherland-Williamson Opera Company, marking Joan Sutherland’s triumphant return to Australia, singing the roles of Tatyana in Eugene Onegin and Marguerite in Faust.  In Germany she was heard frequently at the opera in Frankfurt am Main as well as many other European stages.

Miss Yarick-Cross has been soloist with the New York Philharmonic, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Montreal, Québec and Minneapolis Symphonies.  In Germany, with members of the Hessian Radio Orchestra, she has conducted Messiah, The Creation, Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, and the Requiem of Verdi and the German Requiem of Brahms.

As a recitalist she appeared in 48 of the 50 United States and has recorded Lieder and French songs for the Hessian Radio.