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Beverly O’Regan Thiele

Soprano and Acting Coach

Beverly O’Regan Thiele enjoyed a distinguished operatic career as a consummate singing actress noted for the intensity and honesty of her character portrayal, all while possessing a solid vocal technique and a clear, silver-toned singing voice. She has earned critical acclaim for her interpretations of leading operatic roles, including “Magda Sorel” in Menotti’s The Consul (recorded on Newport Classics), “Blanche” in Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire, the title roles in Floyd’s Susannah, Barber’s Vanessa,“Mrs Williamson” in David Lang’s The Difficulty Crossing A Field (recorded on Canteloupe Music), “Abigail” in The Crucible, “Marie Antoinette” in Corgliano’s The Ghosts of Verailles, “Arkadina” in Pasatieri’s The Seagull, “Miss Jessel” in Turn of the Screw, “Thèrése” in Picker’s Thèrése Raquin, Chrysothemis” in Elektra, and “Bea” in Bolcom’s A View From The Bridge, title roles of Janácek’s Jenůfa and Kát'a Kabanová. She premiered the leading soprano roles in world premieres of Michael Nyman’s Man And Boy: Dada and Love Counts.   Other favorite roles include “Donna Elvira”, “Fiordiligi”, “Erste Dame”,  “Musetta” and three heroins in Il Trittico, “Giulietta” in Les Contes D’Hoffman. Houses in which she has performed include Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, New York City Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Broomhill Opera Festival in England and the Armel Festival in Szeged, Hungary.

Ms O’Regan Thiele enjoys a private Vocal Arts Studio in NY/NJ teaching Acting For Opera Singers, Voice, and Accent Modification.  In her AFOS Studio, she melds her own operatic performing experience with the acting exercises from the renowned actor and teacher Uta Hagen, studying acting and directing at HB Studio. Knowing, first hand, the difficulty and nuance of maintaining a proper and solid vocal technique while portraying some of the most difficult and challenging acting roles in theatre, her unique experience and expertise enable her to help each singer better understand and discover their own truth of portrayal and identity of each character.  

Ms O’Regan Thiele’s directing includes the staged reading Premiere of a one-act Fidelio by Steven J Harris as part of the Uta Hagen 100th B-Day Celebration; Act 1/Sc. 3 of The Odd Couple with HB; Petuna and Goldie B Locks & the 3 Singing Bears, numerous scenes and concerts with Spotlight on Opera, Act 3 of Rigoletto with Resonanz Opera and was assistant director Daniel Helfgott’s Nosferatu with Rimrock Opera.  She has given dramatic Workshops in NYC, Chicago, Seattle, and online.  Starting out in Country, she also performs Americana and Irish Trad.

Last year, Ms Thiele was invited to the “strange new world” of teaching Theatre Arts at Riverdell Public Middle School in New Jersey for a semester as Maternity Leave Replacement - and lived to tell the tale!

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