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Alana Kolb

Mezzo Soprano


Noted for her warm yet wild mezzo-soprano voice, Alana Kolb is a promising young singer/actor who believes that expressing the emotion behind the music is just as important as expressing what is written. 
  Alana found her love of music though the art of dance at the age of two.  She fell in love with the way the music made her feel, and was intent on finding a way to share that feeling with the world.  She pursued the clarinet and piano, but it wasn't until she was given the opportunity to sing in a professional children's choir at the age of ten that she found her passion for singing. 
In 2008, Alana performed the role of Leucippe in the North American premire of Cavalli's "La virtu de strali d'Amore" in collaboration with Eastman School of Music and Paul O'dette. She also performed the lead role of Public Opinion in Offenbach's "Orpheus in the Underworld" and in 2007, played Mere Jeanne in Poulenc's "Dialogues of the Carmelites" at Bowling Green State University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in voice performance under the guidance of voice professor Dr. Jane Schoonmaker Rodgers.
Alana is currently earning her Masters degree at The Peabody Conservatory under the instruction of the world-renowned soprano Phyllis Bryn Julson.  Her most recent roles include “Methurine” in Gluck’s L’invrogne Corrige with Peabody Conservatory, "The Witch" in Peabody's Opera outreach program of Hansel and Gretel, and "Fidalma" in Il matrimonio segreto in the Peabody Bel Canto Opera Potpourri.
Alana has received many scholarships, but is most proud of The Bernice Ely Coulon Special Achievement Award in the area of Voice performance awarded to her by the voice faculty of Bowling Green State University in 2007.
Her professional goals include auditioning for opera companies all over the world, having a successful opera and concert career, and later pursue a career as a professor of voice at the college level.  For Alana Kolb, this career is not about fighting for the spotlight, it is about inspiring the world through her passion.
When Alana is not singing she enjoys doing Hatha yoga, speaking Italian, watching movies especially foreign films, exploring new genres of music, and talking to old friends.

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