The Conductor

Constance Fee

Artist-in-Residence, Associate Professor of Voice

Cox Hall, Rm 205  |  (585) 594-6368
Performer's Certificate in Vocal Performance, Curtis Institute of Music
M.M. in Vocal Performance, Indiana University School of Music
B.S. in Music Education, Westminster Choir College

Professional Memberships:

  • National Association of Teachers of Singing
  • Alliance Francaise
  • Opera America
  • International Congress of Voice Teachers
  • Lyrica Society of Harvard University

Soprano Constance Fee has collaborated with conductors Lorin Maazel, Leonard Slatkin, Sir Charles Mackerras, John Nelson, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Maurizio Benini, Nicholas McGegan, Patrick Summers, and the late Robert Shaw; and with stage directors Colin Graham, John Cox, David Alden, GianCarlo del Monaco and Robert Wilson.  She has performed leading roles with the Opéra de la Bastille, the Opéra Comique, and the Theatre du Châtelet in Paris; the Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam; the New Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv; the Welsh National Opera in Cardiff; l’Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Ghent, Antwerp and Liège, Belgium; the Vienna Volksoper; the opera houses of Stuttgart, Cologne, Kassel, and Bremen, Germany; Lucerne, Switzerland; Lyon, Toulouse and Angers, France; and in the US with the Houston Grand Opera, the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, the Long Beach Opera and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City.  Her repertoire of over fifty soprano and mezzo-soprano roles includes the title roles in Puccini's Tosca, Bizet's Carmen, Rossini's La Cenerentola, Donizetti's La Favorite, and Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss, as well as Brangäne in Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia and Isolier in Le comte Ory by Rossini, Ascanio in Benvenuto Cellini by Berlioz, Giulietta and Nicklausse in Les contes d'Hoffmann by Offenbach, and Marina in Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov.

On the concert stage she has performed as soloist with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra at the Rudolfinum in Prague; the Orchestre Symphonique Français at Salle Pleyel in Paris; the Orchestre Symphonique de la Radio Télévision Moscou at the International Festival of Besançon, France; the Internationale Musikfestwochen in Lucerne, Switzerland; the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center; the Saint Louis Symphony; the Milwaukee Symphony; the Indianapolis Symphony; and the San Diego Symphony in works including the Verdi Requiem, the Mozart Requiem, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Bach's St. Matthew Passion, Handel's Messiah, the Poulenc Stabat Mater, La damnation de Faust by Berlioz, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, and Mahler's Kindertotenlieder; and with pianist Rudolf Serkin at the Marlboro Music Festival.

Ms. Fee received the Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, Performer's Certificate from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, and Bachelor of Vocal Music Education from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, from which she also received the Alumni Merit Award for Distinguished Achievement in Vocal Performance.  A life-long student of soprano Margaret Harshaw, she also prepared operatic repertoire with Marilyn Horne, Renata Scotto, Sena Jurinac, and Fedora Barbiere.


MUS 1003 Applied Voice

MUS 309   Diction for Singers

MUS 310   Musical Stage Performance