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Celeste Godin

Soprano

Celeste Godin (soprano) will be performing this spring as Miss Havisham in MetroWest Opera’s production of Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night, and as Mimi in Boston Opera Collaborative’s (BOC) production of La bohème.   Earlier this season, she placed as a Boston district winner for MONC, and appeared with Odyssey Opera as a chorister and the soprano heavenly voice in their critically acclaimed production of The Trial at Rouen.   In 2017 she performed as “a completely brilliant Rodolfo” (Boston Musical Intelligencer) for MetroWest Opera's La Femme Bohème, Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos with Lowell House Opera, and Andeng in Noli Me Tangere (Opera Brittenica).   She was awarded second place in the 2017 Five Towns Young Musician’s Competition in New York.  Holding a master’s degree in vocal pedagogy and a graduate diploma for vocal performance from New England Conservatory, she appeared as Agrippina (Agrippina), Blanche de la Force (Dialogues of the Carmelites), First Lady (The Magic Flute), and Ku in the staged workshop of Gilgamesh (she then covered the role in the professional production) with the school.  In Seattle, she has appeared as Second Lady (The Magic Flute) with Pacific MusicWorks, and as Mimi in the Seattle Opera Guild Previews for La bohème, the Soprano in Tacoma Opera's Berlin to Broadway, and covered Musetta (La bohème) and Despina (Così fan tutti) with the same company.  She premiered Rita Ueda's one-woman opera for prepared piano and soprano, One Thousand Paper Cranes, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.   As assistant conductor of the Seattle Bach Choir, she conducted partial programs, and sang as a chorister and soloist (including Bach's Magnificat) when free from other duties.  Other full roles include Semele (Semele) and Lady Billows (Albert Herring).