Devon Guthrie

Devon Guthrie

Girl with Bobbed Hair, A Journey of the Human Spirit
Soprano
From Claremont, CA

American soprano Devon Guthrie is a recent graduate of the Artist Diploma in Opera Studies program at Juilliard, where she previously received her Master’s Degree.  Last season, Ms. Guthrie made her European debut singing Susanna in English National Opera’s new production of The Marriage of Figaro, performed "The Messiah" with the Santa Fe Symphony, finished her time at Juilliard with a return to the role of Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni and returned to Santa Fe Opera as
an apprentice where she covered the role of Roxana in Szymanowski’s King Roger. At Juilliard, Ms. Guthrie also appeared as Sidonie in Gluck’s Armide under the baton of Jane Glover, participated in a concert of Brahms repertoire with Brian Zeger at Alice Tully Hall, and performed Claude Vivier’s "Lonely Child" with the Juilliard Orchestra conducted by Robert Spano.  In past seasons, Ms. Guthrie covered the role of Amore in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice at the Metropolitan Opera
and performed the role of The Hen in the New York Philharmonic’s production of The Cunning Little Vixen. At Juilliard her other roles included Drusilla in Monteverdi’s l’Incoronazione di Poppea, Laurie in The Tender Land as a part of The Focus Festival, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Lucia in The Rape of Lucretia, covering Blanche in Dialogues des Carmélites, Dalinda in Ariodante, Maƙenka in Smetana’s
The Bartered Bride, and she was featured in Juilliard’s Vocal Arts Honors Recital.  Ms. Guthrie won the Art Song division of the Liederkranz competition and placed second in the Houston Grand Opera Eleanor McCollum Competition.  Summer program work includes two apprenticeships at Santa Fe Opera where she covered the role of Rosaura in the world premier of Lewis Spratlan’s Life is a Dream, the role of Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at The Tanglewood Music Festival under the baton of James Levine and participation in the Bard Music
Festival and Ravinia.  As a student at Manhattan School of Music, Ms. Guthrie performed in Street Scene as Rose Maurrant and as Belinda in Dido and Aeneas.  Solo engagements include Ricky Ian Gordon’s Orpheus
and Euridice
, Mahler’s 4th Symphony, Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and Hirt auf dem Felsen with Brian Zeger at the reopening of Alice Tully Hall. She was also featured in three Opera America Salons with composers Ricky Ian Gordon, Lewis Spratlan, and Jake Heggie. Upcoming events include the role of Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte with Opera Company of Philadelphia, Daisy Buchanan in a concert of John
Harbison's The Great Gatsby with Emmanual Music in Boston and Tanglewood, and a return to English National Opera as Pamina in a new production of The Magic Flute.