Betany Coffland, mezzo-soprano, has had her performances hailed by Opera News as “extremely fine,” and San Francisco Classical Voice describes her voice as “plush” and “beautiful.” A graduate of the Juilliard School and New England Conservatory, she also attended the Aspen School of Music.
Coffland was a Resident Artist with Opera San José from 2008-2012, where she sang the roles of Carmen (Carmen), Siebel (Faust), Idamante (Idomeneo), Rosina, (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Angelina (La Cenerentola), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Olga (Eugene Onegin), and Elle (La Voix Humaine).
She has sung as a soloist with the Juneau Symphony, the Sacramento Philharmonic, the San Francisco Choral Society, Symphony Silicon Valley, the Pacific Chamber Symphony, and Diablo Symphony Orchestra, and often performs with the acclaimed chamber group Ensemble SF.
Engagements highlights for last season include Coffland singing Resphighi’s chamber masterpiece, Il Tramonto, and performing the role of Sprechstimme in Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire with the chamber orchestra Espressivo. She performed as the alto and soprano II soloists in Bach’s B Minor Mass with the Mendocino Music Festival, and as the alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Pacific Chamber Orchestra. Future performances include Coffland singing the alto soloist in the Mozart Requiem with the Camellia Symphony Orchestra in Sacramento, and the alto soloist in Beethoven’s Mass in C with the Diablo Symphony.