“A thrilling display of tonal lushness and agility.”
- Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle
“Image has that special something - an innate stage presence and a bright, clear, present voice.”
- Taylor Long, Broadway World
As a 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finalist, soprano Natalie Image was praised by the New York Times for her “pristine high notes” and by Operawire for her “crystalline tone [which] swirled through the house.” Her singing has also been described as “crisp [and] buoyant” with “sparkling coloratura and vocal cascades” by the San Francisco Chronicle. In the recent Adler Fellows concert, Natalie was commended for her “thrilling display of tonal lushness and agility” (San Francisco Chronicle) in her performance of Donizetti’s Regnava nel silenzio (Lucia di Lammermoor).
Soprano Natalie Image is thrilled to be performing a recital with pianist Richard Epp this December in the Vancouver area. She will then be heading to Hawaii in January to join the Hawai'i Opera Theatre making her debut as Adina in The Elixir of Love. Ms. Image is very excited to get back to live performances as they open up again.
This summer Ms. Image had a wonderful time making her Vancouver Opera debut in the first Opera in the Park. She also made her Montréal debut in Salle Bourgie as part of the Concours Musical International de Montréal, and her Dublin, Ireland debut with the Veronica Dunne International Competition. As an Adler Fellow with San Francisco Opera (SFO), Ms. Image performed the roles of Frasquita (Carmen), First Wood Nymph (Rusalka), Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro) and the Dew Fairy (Hansel and Gretel). She made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2019 singing excerpts from Alma Deutscher’s Cinderella, and has performed with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra singing Galatea (Acis and Galatea) and Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 by Villa-Lobos, with the Victoria Symphony in concert, and, in SFO’s Opera in the Park and The Future is Now concerts featuring the Adler Fellows.
Other past highlights include Cinderella in Alma Deutscher’s Cinderella with Opera San Jose as part of its North American premiere, Clorinda in Rossini’s La Cenerentola with the Merola Opera Program, Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) orchestra, Aurore in Massenet’s Le portrait de Manon (SFCM), Handel’s Messiah with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra as the soprano soloist, Johanna in Sweeney Todd (Opera on the Avalon), and Mrs. De Rocher in Dead Man Walking (Opera NUOVA).