Mezzo-Soprano Amber Fasquelle, 22, is an undergraduate at the Cleveland Institute of Music studying vocal performance under Vinson Cole. Miss Fasquelle sang the leading role of Ruggiero in CIM’s fall Opera Theater production of Handel’s Alcina. Spring 2014 she sang the role of the First Witch in CIM’s production of Dido and Aeneas. Amber spent last summer performing and studying various roles at the Aspen Music Festival and School. This summer she returns to Aspen to sing the role of Stefano in Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet. Prior to studying in Cleveland, she sang both roles of White Cat and Squirrel, in Oberlin Opera Theatre’s production of L’Enfant et le sortileges. A graduate of the Walnut Hill School for the Arts (Natick, MA), Miss Fasquelle appeared as soloist at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall singing Handel’s Ah! Mio cor. She performed Dido in the Walnut Hill production of Dido and Aeneas, and placed first in the Mondavi Young Artist Competition, which afforded her a solo performance and the opportunity to work with Sasha Cooke. At home in San Francisco Amber studies under Ms. Sheri Greenawald.