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Pamela South
Pamela South


Soprano Pamela South has sung leading operatic roles with almost every major opera company, including Mimi in La Boheme (with Placido Domingo) with Opera Colorado and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. (where she was awarded artist of the year); Nedda in Il Pagliacci, Musetta and Mimi in La Boheme, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus and Leila in The Pearl Fishers with New York City Opera; Lady Macbeth in Macbeth with Atlanta, Chautauqua, Portland and Orlando opera; Marguerite in Faust (opposite James Morris, Marcello Giordani and Jerome Hines) with Cincinnati, Omaha and Portland Operas; Tosca with Idaho, St. Louis, Austin, Hawaii and Central City operas; Minnie in La Fancuilla Del West with Austin and Phoenix Opera, and Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes with L’Opera Montreal.

Pamela South is also well known for her interpretations in American operas: Stephen Paulus,The Postman Always Rings Twice; Carlyle Floyd, Susannah; Conrad Susa, Transformations; Dominick Argento, The Aspern Papers; Menotti, The Consul; Andre Previn, A Streetcar Named Desire; William Bolcom, A View From The Bridge and Kurt Weil, Street Scene.

Pamela South is a sought after voice adjudicator for such competitions as the Metropolitan Opera, Classic Singer and NATS. She is also well known for her Master classes across the country.

Ms. South made her Carnegie Hall debut in performances of Peter Schickele’s (P.D.Q. Bach) “Dramatic Oratorio”, Oedipus Tex and made a Grammy Award-winning recording on the piece with Newton Wayland conducting the Atlanta Symphony.

Ms. South received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from her alma mater, the University of Montana in Missoula. Ms. South has been on the voice faculty with the School of Music and Performing arts at Portland State University since 2007.