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.
Ms. 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 Ceneretola), 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, Diablo Symphony Orchestra and often performs with the acclaimed chamber group, Ensemble SF.
Engagements highlights for last season include Ms. 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 the alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Pacific Chamber Orchestra.