Soprano, Désirée Wattelet, has been recognized as a promising young soprano whose impressive voice is presenting a unique mark upon several operatic
and concert stages. She has performed with opera companies and symphony orchestras throughout the United States.  Recent appearances include the
following operatic roles:  The Queen of the Night -
Die Zauberflöt with the Asheville Lyric Opera, Virtue -L’incoronazione di Poppea; Mary - The Ballad
of Baby Doe
and the youth performance of Donna Elvira - Don Giovanni at the Central City Opera House Association; Aksinya/Woman Convict - Lady
Macbeth of Mtsensk
and 5th Maid - Elektra at the Austin Lyric Opera and the Witch in Sondheim’s Into the Woods at the North Central Wisconsin
Conservatory of the Arts.  Her recent concert performances have included operatic and jazz concerts at The Wausau Conservatory of Music, Nicolet Area
Technical College, the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point and the Divano Lounge at The Minocqua Brewery.  Her operatic experience includes
performances in the roles of Donna Anna/Donna Elvira, Virtue, Drusilla, Tatiana, Lauretta, Lucy, Nanetta
, Amelia, Violetta, Countess, Despina, Fiordiligi,
Belinda, Queen of the Night, 1rst Lady, Pamina, Konstanze, Musetta, Juliette, Marguerite, Adina, and Susannah.

As a recitalist and chamber musician, her concert credits include Guest Artist appearances for Nicolet College, the University of Wisconsin
-Stevens Point,
the Wausau Lyric Choir & Festival Orchestra, the University of Texas at Austin the Wednesday Morning Music Club, the Austin Lyric Opera Guild,
the Austin Women’s Society, the University of Texas Performing Arts Center,  the Divano Lounge at the Minocqua Brewery, the Aurora.Borealis Festival,
Musical Bridges Across the World, the Austin Chamber Music Festival, the University of
Texas Chamber Orchestra, Concert Chorale and Chorale Arts
Society, the Armstrong Community Music School, the Orchestra of the Pines and Mu Phi Epsilon.
 She was a Regional Semi-finalist and District Winner of
the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions - Southwest Region, an Encouragement Award  Winner at the Orpheus National Music Competition for
Vocalists, Middle TN Choral Society and 3rd Place Winner in both the Fielder Grant for Vocal Career
Advancement and the Laureen Butler Vocal
Competition, El Paso Opera.


Désirée Wattelet is a Wisconsin native and received a B.M. in Vocal Performance from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, where she received the
Eunice De Baker and Susan B. Coleman Music Scholarships. She then moved directly into her master’s program at Stephen F. Austin State University in
 
Nacogdoches, TX, where she studied vocal pedagogy with Dr. David Jones, the founder of the Vocal Pedagogy Department at Stephen F. Austin State
University.  Upon completion of her M.M. in Vocal Performance, the Music Department and Friends of the Arts at Stephen F. Austin State University
awarded
 her their most prestigious prizes, the President’s Award and Vocal Recitalist of the Year.  Désirée completed her Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice
& Opera at the University of Texas at Austin and was given the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Student Awards Convocation.

Currently, Dr. Wattelet is the 6-12 Vocal Music Director in the School District of Rhinelander and is also on the music faculty at Nicolet Area Technical
 
College, where she has developed and taught college level music curriculum and programs responsive to the needs of the University Transfer Program, the  
Business & Community Education – Personal Enrichment Program, the Learning in Retirement Program, the Nicolet College Music Club and the
Northwoods Academy.  She is also a Master Level - Choral Clinician and Festival Judge for the Wisconsin State Music Association and is also member of
the following professional music organizations:  
The National Association of Teachers of Singing and The National Association for Music Education and
The College Music Society.
Copyright 2018  Désirée Wattelet
Soprano
 
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