Adrienne (Walker) Dickson
Adrienne received her B.F.A in Music Theatre from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1994) and her M.M. in Opera Performance from The Boston Conservatory (1997). Currently, she is pursuing a D.M.A. in Vocal Performance at UNL under the direction of Donna Harler-Smith and was a 2004-2005 Fling Fellowship Scholar as well as a 2004-2005 P.E.O Scholar Award winner. As a mezzo soprano solo artist, some of her operatic roles include Madame Lidoine in "Dialogues of the Carmelites," Marcellina in "The Marriage of Figaro," Augusta and Mamma McCourt in "The Ballad of Baby Doe," the title role in "Julius Caesar," and Dame Carruethers in "Yeomen of the Guard." She won her division of both the 2003 Midwest Region NATS and the Nebraska State NATS competition and has also been the alto soloist in classic works such as Haydn's Mass in B flat, Schubert's Mass in A, and Beethoven's Mass in C. In addition, she has been a featured soloist for the Omaha Symphony/Opera Omaha Choral Collaborative, Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, Abendmusik, Omaha's Cathedral Arts Project's fall concert. Adrienne has toured with local Lincoln choirs as both soloist and choir member to the Czech Republic, Latvia, England, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark as well as touring across the Midwest. She has also performed with the Wagon Train Project as the soloist in "Wickedness" in both the Lincoln and in the New York City productions. She has given multiple recitals and benefit concerts, including a Valentine's fund-raiser for Opera Omaha, where she was the mezzo soprano soloist.