Andrea Chenoweth Wells

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Andrea Chenoweth Wells

Artist-in Residence, Voice

  • Full-Time Faculty

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Andrea Chenoweth Wells, soprano, is a two-time regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions. She has appeared with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Cleveland Opera, Commonwealth Opera, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Dayton Opera, the Springfield Symphony, the Bach Society of Dayton, Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, and Arcadia Players. Career highlights include her recent Carnegie Hall debut singing Verdi’s Requiem and touring Japan with Maestro Neal Gittleman and the Telemann Chamber Orchestra.

She has sung numerous operatic roles, including Lucia in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor; Fiordiligi in Mozart's Così fan tutte, Atalanta in Handel's Xerxes, the First Lady in Mozart’s Magic Flute and Kitty Hart in Heggie’s Dead Man Walking.

Ms. Chenoweth concertizes frequently and is a frequent soloist at Boston’s The Shakespeare Concerts. She is featured on several recordings of works with text by Shakespeare on the Parma label.  A proponent of new music, Ms. Wells has worked with many living composers including Libby Larsen, Joseph Summer, Jack Perla, Jonathon Sheffer, and Monica Houghton.

Ms. Wells received her Masters of Music degree in Voice from The Cleveland Institute of Music and her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Dayton. She is currently working on her Doctorate in Music at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. Her teachers include Kenneth Shaw, Ruth Golden, George Vassos, Ellen Shade, and Linda Snyder. Ms. Wells is an Artist-in-Residence at the University of Dayton, where she teaches voice and opera, and coordinates admissions for the Department of Music.

Education

  • Master of Music in Voice, The Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Bachelor of Arts in English and Communication Management, University of Dayton

Discography

Shakespeare’s Memory, Disc #1 in The Shakespeare Concert Series, Navona Records, an imprint of Parma Recordings.  Released January 2013.
 
The Fair Ophelia, Disc #2 in The Shakespeare Concert Series, Navona Records, an imprint of Parma Recordings. Released November 2013.
 
Goddesses, Disc #3 in The Shakespeare Concert Series, Navona Records, an imprint of Parma Recordings. Released August 2014.
 
Full Fathom Five, Disc #4 in The Shakespeare Concert Series, Navona Records, an imprint of Parma Recordings. Released April 2015.
 
Orpheus with his Lute, Disc #5 in The Shakespeare Concert Series, Navona Records, an imprint of Parma Recordings.  Released April 2015.
 
Winter, Disc #6 in The Shakespeare Concert Series, Navona Records, an imprint of Parma Recordings. (release details TBA)
 
The Tempest: Joseph Summer, World Premiere recording, Albany Records. (Released December 2015)