MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Guedye St.Jean

The Haitian-born soprano, Guedye St. Jean’s voice has been called “Round, dramatic, and deeply emotional” by critics and conductors.  In the summer of 2008, Ms. St. Jean sang the roles of Mastrilla in La Perichole, and La Baronne de Gondremarck in La vie Parisienne with Opera du Périgord in Exidueil, France.  That same fall, she sang the role of Ellen in the one-act opera called Three sisters who are not sisters by Ned Rorem. Chicago audiences heard her sing the role of Meg Page in Falstaff in the spring of 2009.  She also covered the role of Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro.  Ms. St. Jean grew up in Miami, Florida. She attended The Boston Conservatory studying with German soprano, Elizabeth Phinney. After graduating in 2007, she went on to graduate studies at the Chicago College of the performing Arts at Roosevelt University studying with internationally renowned countertenor Mark Crayton. She received her Masters degree in voice performance in 2009. In the summer of 2009, Ms. St. Jean participated in the V.O.I.C.Experience vocal program was chosen as a vocal artist for Opera Tampa during the 2009-2010 season.  Ms. St.Jean is currently on the voice faculty at the Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center.
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