Constance Fee
Voice - Associate Professor, Artist-in-Residence
location: 205 - Cox Hall
phone: (585) 594.6368

Courses Taught

MUS 1003 Applied Voice

MUS 309   Diction for Singers

MUS 310   Musical Stage Performance

MUS 100   Music Seminar

MUS 5503  Graduate Applied Voice

MUS 324   Opera Workshop

MUS 491   Vocal Literature II


Performer's Certificate in Opera Performance, Curtis Institute of Music

M.M. in Vocal Performance, Indiana University School of Music

B.S. in Music Education, Westminster Choir College


Soprano Constance Fee has collaborated with conductors Sir Charles Mackerras, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Lorin Maazel, Leonard Slatkin, Maurizio Benini, Patrick Summers, David Robertson, John Nelson, and Nicholas McGegan; and with stage directors Colin Graham, John Cox, David Alden, GianCarlo del Monaco, Robert Wilson, François Rochaix, Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser. 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, Ascanio in Benvenuto Cellini by Berlioz, Giulietta and Nicklausse in Les contes d'Hoffmann by Offenbach, Marina in Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia and Isolier in Le comte Ory by Rossini.

On the concert stage she has performed as soloist with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra at the Rudolfinum in Prague, in televised concerts celebrating the orchestra’s 100th anniversary; with the Internationale Musikfestwochen in Lucerne, Switzerland; 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 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, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Bach's St. Matthew Passion, Handel's Messiah, the Poulenc Stabat Mater, the Rossini Stabat Mater, La damnation de Faust by Berlioz, Beethoven's Missa solemnis and Symphony No. 9, and Mahler's Kindertotenlieder; and with pianist Rudolf Serkin at the Marlboro Music Festival.

In recent seasons, she has performed often on the Live from Hochstein recital series on Rochester’s WXXIFM, and also with the Rochester Chamber Music Society, and with the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra in Górecki’s Symphony No. 3 at Eastman’s Kodak Theater. In May of 2012, she was the guest soloist for the Opera Guild of Rochester annual donor’s recital. A frequent competition adjudicator, she joined the faculty of the Franco-American Vocal Academy in Périgueux, France, in the summer of 2013.

Ms. Fee received the Performer's Certificate in Opera Performance from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, 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 charter member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, she was a life-long student of Metropolitan Opera soprano Margaret Harshaw.    


Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Teachers of Singing
  • Alliance Française
  • Opera America