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dramatic soprano , consultant , arts administrator

Luana DeVol, American vocalist, consultant. United States International University scholar, 1971; named Singer of Year Opern Welt, 1997, 2000, nominate 2003. Trustee Young Artists Festival, Bayreuth, Germany; Member Richard Wagner Society (honorary), American Guild Musical Artists, American-German Chamber of Commerce.

Background

DeVol, Luana was born on November 30, 1942 in San Mateo, California, United States.

Education

Associate of Arts, College San Mateo, 1960. Postgraduate, San Francisco State University, 1962. Postgraduate, United States International University, San Diego, 1970.

Career

The production was broadcast internationally on April 29, 2007. She was named "Singer of the Year" in 1997 and 2000 by the German opera magazine Opernwelt. She had a featured role in a production of Patience by Gilbert and Sullivan, the very first performances by the San Mateo Community Theatre, in the summer of 1963.

Since the mid-1980s, DeVol has sung primarily in Europe and has enjoyed success in the German repertoire. She was a featured soloist with the Masterworks Chorale in San Mateo under the direction of Galen Marshall, and sang in a great variety of choral works, especially by Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms. DeVol appeared with the San Francisco Symphony and the San Francisco Opera.

She moved to Germany in 1984 to further pursue her career, giving numerous operatic performances there. DeVol has been featured on recordings released by the Bayer Music Group.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Made European debut as Leonore in Fidelio, Württembergische Staatsoper, 1983. Roles include Isolde, Senta, Elsa, Elisabeth, Brunnhilde, Elektra, Faerberin, Kaiserin, Ariadne, Norma, Aida, Amelia, Tosca, Donna Anna and Donna Elvira.

Membership

Trustee Young Artists Festival, Bayreuth, Germany. Member Richard Wagner Society (honorary), American Guild Musical Artists, American-German Chamber of Commerce.