Biography: Renée Richardson

Renée Richardson (soprano) has starred at Cleveland Institute of Music as Béatrice in Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict, Suor Angelica in Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Così fan tutte. She is in the graduate program studying under Dr. Mary Schiller. Richardson has been seen in many Pensacola Opera productions including Bizet’s Carmen, Puccini’s La Bohème and Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance. The Haitian- American singer has also been part of the Oberlin in Italy’s Emerging Artist scenes program where she was Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte. At the University of West Florida, she sang scenes in the Female Chorus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia and as Bess in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, the latter repeated  at Severance Hall with the CIM orchestra.