Mezzo-soprano Lexa Ferrill is a versatile performer of operatic, concert, and recital repertoire. She has been seen on the stages of Chautauqua Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Opera Hub, and Tanglewood Music Center. Roles with these companies include Der Trommler in Der Kaiser von Atlantis, the Neighbor in Stravinsky’s Mavra, Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, and Betty Parris in The Crucible.
Ms. Ferrill has also performed the roles of Romeo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Meg Page in Falstaff, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, and the Secretary in The Consul. On the concert stage, recent performances include Duruflé’s Requiem with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Messiah with both the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Bach’s St. John Passion with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra and Meridian Vocal Consort, and Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the St. Olaf College Choir. She will be joining the Fort Wayne Philharmonic in their performance of Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass in the spring of 2012.
Ms. Ferrill balances her larger-scale performances with frequent song recitals. She is most passionate about Lieder and American art song. In fall of 2011 she was selected to participate in the prestigious Wigmore Hall International Song Competition. Contemporary music has also played a large role in her development as a singer, having performed both Berio’s Circles and Ligeti’s Síppal, dobbal, nádihegedüvel at the Tanglewood Music Center.