A native of Nice, France, and a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, emerging SopranoBéatrice Beer has been hailed as “a true Puccini soprano in a class of her own,” “gifted with a distinctive sound… and truly glorious high notes” and “one of the best Toscas around.”
Ms. Beer was selected to sing a live telecast performance at the Philadelphia Marathon in November 2015 for an audience of some 90,000.
On the concert stage, Ms. Beer has been reviving the music of her father, the late “Holocaust” composer Joseph Beer, an opera composer whose brilliant career start as a youth was abruptly halted by the Holocaust. He has left behind an important body of work presently being represented and published by European premiere publishing house Doblinger Musikverlag.
Ms. Beer has been performing her father’s music internationally to great critical acclaim, at times in duo with world renowned international Dramatic Baritone Robert McFarland — in Austria, Germany, in Washington, D.C., New York City, Philadelphia and throughout the United States.
Ms. Beer is slated for a CD live recording with the British Toccata Classics label per Maestro John Mauceri’s recommendation — co-staring celebrated Dramatic Baritone Robert McFarland among others. For more information, please visit the Joseph Beer page, http://www.JosephBeerComposer.com or https://www.facebook.com/JosephBeerComposer. Launch Date: TBA.
On the operatic stage, a former Mezzo-Soprano, Ms. Beer has performed among others the roles of Nicklausse, Stéphano, Prince Orlovsky, Suzuki, and Lola. Since her vocal switch to Full Lyric Soprano, her repertoire includes Tosca, Manon Lescaut, Margherita, Adriana Lecouvreur, Amelia, Magda, Giorgetta, Violetta Valéry, Norma, Mimì, Desdemona, and the three Tales of Hoffmannheroines.
She has performed the roles of Mimì with Amici Opera and Tosca in concert with The Atlantic Coast Opera Festival where she was noted as being “one of the best Toscas around now.”
She made her Atlantic Coast Opera Festival Mainstage debut in the role of Mimì (Bohème) in 2009, followed there by the role of the Countess (Nozze di Figaro) in 2011, Desdemona in the 2012 production of Verdi’ Otello and starred in an acclaimed double bill of Cavalleria Rusticana (as Santuzza) and World Premiere Gala Concerts of Joseph Beer’s music (Soprano Soloist.)
Ms. Beer performed the roles of La Musica, La Messaggera, Proserpina and La Speranza in Monteverdi’s Orfeo the Fall of 2013, her first Alice Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff the Spring of 2014, and last June she sang her first Queen Elisabeth/Donizetti opera (Roberto Devereux – Amici Opera.)
She was back with the Atlantic Coast Opera Festival performing her first Nedda in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci along with the lead soprano role of Jadja in Joseph Beer’s great pre-war “blockbuster” Polnische Hochzeit last August.
Béatrice starred in her very first Lucrezia Borgia (Donizetti) with Amici Opera in December 2014, and as the lead in Franco Leoni’s L’Oracolo in March 2015.
She performed her first Caterina Cornaro (Donizetti) in July 2015, and performed a celebrated round of full performances of her first Fidelio — “… she was born to sing Fidelio” commented the critics — with the Atlantic Coast Opera Festival last August.
Ms. Beer starred in the lead role of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Alceste (her first shot at the great queen’s role) late October 2015, followed by a repeat of Monteverdi’s Orfeo.
In the Spring 2016, Béatrice portrayed her very first Elizabeth de Valois in Verdi’s Don Carlo followed by a repeat of Leoni’s L’Oracolo, with her first Respighi opera, Belfagor (Candida) last May 2016.
She performed her first Amelia (Masked Ball) in June 2016 with The Atlantic Coast Opera Festival, followed by an acclaimed repeat of Desdemona (Otello) with the Festival last Summer under the baton and direction of the internationally acclaimed Dramatic Baritone/Conductor/Stage Director Robert McFarland.
The gifted artist performed her first Brahms’s Requiem as Soprano Soloist in October 2016, followed by the title role in Massenet’s rarely performed Marie-Magdeleine.
In November 2016, she was heard in the great Brazilian composer Carlos Gomes’ grand opera Lo Schiavo in the lead soprano role of Ilàra. She stepped in shortly thereafter as a last minute replacement as Musetta in La Bohème in December 2016, followed by the title role in Massenet’s Grisélidis.
Ms. Beer did her first Leonora (Forza del Destino), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) as well Mozart’s Requiem as Soprano Soloist in the Spring of 2017.
Last fall 2017, she portrayed her first Eleonora, the lead soprano in Donizetti’s rarely done Assedio di Calais with Amici Opera, followed by a repeat of her acclaimed Desdemona (Otello) with the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia in December 2017.
She was the Soprano Guest Soloist in concert with Capitol Opera in March 2018, and will take the title role in Massenet’s oratorio La Vierge in May 2018.
Ms. Beer will then star in her first Giorgetta and as Santuzza in the Atlantic Coast Opera Festival double bill of Cavalleria Rusticana/Tabarro under the baton of Mo. Robert McFarland in the Summer of 2018.
Later on in 2018, she will portray her first Abigaille (Nabucco) then Eleanora (Don Carlo) and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) in the winter of 2018, followed by a Mascagni double bill of Cavalleria/Zanetto (Santuzza/Silvia) in June 2019.
Ms. Beer has been a finalist in competitions held by the Liederkranz Foundation, Classical Productions Ltd. at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Queens Opera, and Naomi Music Productions.
As an award-winning, passionate writer from early childhood, Ms. Beer first attained a Bachelor’s degree Summa Cum Laude in Comparative Literature (Louisiana State University) to comply with her father’s wish to obtain a doctorate and thus secure a stable living.
She then decided to pursue her other lifetime passion since being a toddler: singing!! She earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. Additional training includes Masters of Music in Vocal Performance studies at the Juilliard School, vocal seminars in Luino, Italy and Nice, France; apprenticeships with Opera North (NH) and Natchez Opera (MS.)
Ms. Beer’s coaches include Valéry Ryvkin (San Francisco Opera, Valery Gergiev’s assistant) Jane Klaviter (Metropolitan Opera) William Hicks (New York City Opera) and Ruslan Odintsov (Kharkov National University of the Arts, Ukraine.) She counts among her conductors Maestro Robert McFarland, Charles Prince, David Antony Lofton, Yves Abel and the late David Blackburn. She has studied with such teachers as Rita Patanè, Daniel Ferro (the Juilliard School) and currently, the celebrated Dramatic Baritone and international Vocal Instructor, Conductor and Stage Director Robert McFarland.
Global Music Awards, Silver Medalist (May 2018)
Béatrice Beer and Friends Sing Joseph Beer
Live Recording Concert
CD Recording — Toccata Classics Label — London, UK
Robert McFarland, Dramatic Baritone, Metropolitan Opera etc.,
Guest Star, other Guest Stars TBA
Santuzza/Silvia Cavalleria/Zanetto (Mascagni) Capitol Opera Summer 2019
Eleonora Don Carlo Amici Opera Winter 2018
Abigaille Nabucco Amici Opera Fall 2018
Santuzza/Giorgetta Cavalleria/Tabarro The Atlantic Coast Opera Festival Summer 2018
Meg (Lead Dram. Soprano) Il Reggente (Mercadante) Amici Opera Summer 2018
Serpolette (Lead Soprano) Les cloches de Corneville
Amici Opera December 2017
Desdemona Otello The Atlantic Coast Opera Festival November 2017
Eleonora (Lead Soprano) Assedio di Calais (Donizetti) Amici Opera October 2017
Leonora Forza del Destino Center Stage Opera Harrisburg April 2017
Donna Anna Don Giovanni Amici Opera April 2017
Musetta La Bohème Amici Opera December 2016
Grisélidis Grisélidis (Massenet) Amici Opera December 2016
Ilàra Lo Schiavo (Carlos G
Alice Ford Falstaff Amici Opera May 2016
Ah-Joe (Lead) L’Oracolo (Franco Leoni) Amici Opera March 2016
Elizabeth de Valois Don Carlo Amici Opera February 2016
L’Orfeo (Monteverdi) Amici Opera November 2015
Alceste Alceste (C. W. Gluck) Amici Opera October 2015
Fidelio Leonore The Atlantic Coast Opera Festival August 2015
Caterina Caterina Cornaro (Donizetti) Amici Opera July 2015
Maria Boccanegra (“Amelia”) Simon Boccanegra Amici Opera June 2015
Ah-Joe (Lead) L’Oracolo (Franco Leoni) Amici Opera March 2015
Lucrezia Borgia Lucrezia Borgia Amici Opera December 2014
Fidelio Leonore Opera Company of Brooklyn (NY) November 2014
Nedda/Jadja Pagliacci/Polnische Hochzeit
The Atlantic Coast Opera Festival 2014
Queen Elizabeth Roberto Devereux Amici Opera 2014
Alice Ford Falstaff Amici Opera 2014
L’Orfeo (Monteverdi) Amici Opera 2013
Santuzza Cavalleria Rusticana The Atlantic Coast Opera Festival 2013
Desdemona Otello The Atlantic Coast Opera Festival 2012
Contessa Nozze di Figaro The Atlantic Coast Opera Festival 2011
Tosca (Concert) Tosca The Atlantic Coast Opera Festival 2010
Mimí Bohème The Atlantic Coast Opera Festival 2010
Tosca (Concert) Tosca The Atlantic Coast Opera Festival 2010
Mimí Bohème Amici Opera (PA) 2010
Desdemona (Excerpts) Otello The Atlantic Coast Opera Festival 2010
Adriana (Large Excerpts) Adriana Lecouvreur The Atlantic Coast Opera Festival (PA) 2010
Last November, Ms. Beer was the featured Guest Soloist
in a live Telecast Performance at the Philadelphia Marathon
for an audience of some 90,000!
Abigaille (Nabucco — Verdi) Orchestra Society of Philadelphia Spring 2019
Donna Anna (Don Giovanni — Mozart) Orchestra Society of Philadelphia Winter 2018
(La Vierge– Massenet)
Amici Opera May 2018
Soprano Guest Soloist Capitol Opera March 2018
Desdemona (Otello — Verdi) Orchestra Society of Philadelphia December 2017
Mozart’s Requiem — Soprano Soloist Atlantic City Opera Theater, NJ April 2017
(Marie-Magdeleine — Massenet)
Amici Opera October 2016
Brahms’ Requiem — Soprano Soloist Amici Opera, Philadelphia, PA October 2016
Soprano Soloist Church of the Holy Trinity Concert Series, Philadelphia, PA July 2016
Amelia (Ballo in Maschera — Verdi) The Atlantic Coast Opera Festival June 2016
Soprano Guest Soloist The White House 2014
Béatrice Beer Sings Joseph Beer Concert The Atlantic Coast Opera Festival, Philadelphia, PA 2013
Béatrice Beer Sings Joseph Beer Concert Church of the Holy Trinity Concert Series, Philadelphia, PA 2011
Béatrice Beer Sings Joseph Beer Concert Orpheus Trust Concerts — Vienna, Austria 2011
Béatrice Beer Sings Joseph Beer Concert Newmann University, Aston, PA 2011
Béatrice Beer Sings Joseph Beer Concert Musica Reanimata Concerts Series — Berlin, Germany 2011
Béatrice Beer Sings Joseph Beer Concert New York University, Manhattan, NY 2010
Béatrice Beer Sings Joseph Beer Concert Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA 2010
Béatrice Beer Sings Joseph Beer Concert United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC 2009
Global Music Awards, Silver Medalist “Outstanding Achievement as an Emerging Artist” (May 2018)
Classical Singer Competition, Finalist (May 2018)
Kaleidoscope Competition, Nominee (April 2018)
Classical Productions Ltd., Finalist (Weill Recital Hall/Carnegie Hall)
The Liederkranz Foundation Competition, Finalist
Naomi Music Productions, Finalist
Queens Opera Competition, Finalist
Robert McFarland, Charles Prince, Martin Knoblauch, Ryan Tibbetts, Imre Pallo, Miran Vaupotic, David Antony Lofton, David
Blackburn, Yves Abel, Arthur Fagen, Francesco Santelli, James Sadewhite
Manon Lescaut, Adriana Lecouvreur, Aida, Lady Macbeth, Marguerite, Margherita (Mefistofele,) Olympia/Giulietta/Antonia,
Magda (Rondine,) Violetta Valéry, Norma, Juliette, Giulietta, Suor Angelica, Leonora (Trovatore,) Rosalinda
Voice Teachers: Robert McFarland (current) Daniel Ferro Rita Patanè
Coaches: William Hicks (New York City Opera) Valéry Ryvkin (San Francisco Opera/Valery Gergiev’s Assistant)
Jane Klaviter (Metropolitan Opera) Luke Housner (AVA) Ruslan Odintsov (Kharkov National University of the Arts,
The Atlantic Coast Opera Festival Young Artist Program – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Natchez Opera Festival Young Artist Program – Natchez, Mississipi
Corso Internazionale di Perfezionamento, Rita Patanè, Federico Davià Dirs. – Luino, Italy
The Juilliard School, Masters of Music in Vocal Performance Studies – New York, New York
Manhattan School of Music, Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance – New York, New York
Centre International de Formation Musicale, Dalton Baldwin, Dir. – Nice, France
Louisiana State University, Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature, Summa Cum Laude – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Fluent French Good Italian, Spanish Fair German, Latin Elements of Hebrew, Yiddish, Greek, Polish, Russian,
Creative Writing, Voice Over Talent, Interpreting Biking, Swimming, Meditating Underprivileged Women & Animal