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Soprano Terina Westmeyer is noted for the distinctive power and beauty of her voice. She is a 2017 Wagner Society of Washington D.C. American Wagner Project grant recipient and a recipient of consecutive 2014 and 2015 grants from the Wagner Society of New York. In 2015 she sang Lady Billows in Britten’s Albert Herring for Bronx Opera. At the 2013 Baldwin Wallace Wagner Intensive, Ms. Westmeyer took her first steps as Brünnhilde in the Götterdämmerung Vengeance Trio. Professional credits include La Badessa in Suor Angelica and Sarah in The Ballad of Baby Doe for Chelsea Opera. Ms. Westmeyer is also a compelling actress, having studied technique at the Actors Studio Drama School. She grew up in Martinsburg, West Virginia.
"...The other vivid star of the show was Terina Westmeyer...who made a Lady Billows, the moral beacon dominating Loxford society, of aptly over-the-top Wagnerian grandeur..." --Bruce-Michael Gelbert , [Q]OnStage.com
"...Terina Westmeyer is one of those big beautiful girls with big beautiful voices, seemingly on the path to roles as a Verdi soprano. One doesn't often hear arias from Verdi's Attila sung during recitals; her "Santo di Patria" was delivered with a penetrating and powerful sound that set the concert hall vibrating. Admirable was her flexibility in the fioritura and her dramatic commitment that held the stage." --Meche Kroop, vocedimeche.net
"The singers were exceedingly well cast. Each singer created a character with a distinctive personality--the aristocratic and domineering Lady Billows (Terina Westmeyer) commanded the stage with a room-filling Wagnerian soprano and a walking stick...." --www.vocedimeche.net