Emerging soprano Solveig Neseth is a Stillwater, Minnesota native. She recently received her Master of Music in Opera Performance from Oklahoma City University where she also graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. While at OCU, Solveig performed as Yvette in La Rondine, La Fée in Cendrillon, and, most recently, Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor. Solveig also garnered extensive experience in contemporary opera, performing in regional premieres of Michael Daugherty’s Jackie O and Nico Muhly’s Dark Sisters as Liz Taylor and Lucinda, respectively, as well as performing Rosa Carini in the world premiere of Thomas Pasitieri’s The Vaudevillian.
As a soprano soloist, Solveig has performed in such concert works as Carmina Burana, Dubois’ Seven Last Words, and Fauré’s Requiem. Whilst in Oklahoma, she has competed several times at the National Association of Teachers of Singing, where she won fourth place in the Texoma Region, first place in the Oklahoma district, and first place at the 2019 National Student Auditions at St. Olaf College. She is also a member of the Phi Kappa Lambda Honors Society.
During her time in Oklahoma City, Solveig had the opportunity to perform with local opera company, Painted Sky Opera. She performed chorus work for Tosca and Amahl and the Night Visitors. This spring, she will perform the role of Charlene in the company’s regional premiere of Weiss and de los Santos’ Service Provider.