Adjunct Instructors, Adjunct Voice Faculty
MM, Indiana University
BM, Indiana University
Deborah Mayer has taught voice at the University of Notre Dame since 2006. While still enjoys an active performing career as an operatic soprano, she is also trained in Contemporary Commercial Music, teaching classical voice, film and theater majors, country, jazz, and musical theater students. She has conducted master classes for the Eugene Opera’s Opera Academy, Opera Steamboat, New World School of the Arts, and served on auditions committees for Classical Singer Music Vocal Competition, Kalamazoo Bach Festival’s Young Vocalists Competition, and the Ezio Pinza Foundation for American Singers of Opera. Her students have appeared on The Jimmy Fallon Show, in national tours of The Lion King, Beautiful – The Carol King Musical, and In the Heights, and have been finalists in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Awards.
Her Metropolitan Opera debut was in 2013 as Gerhilde in Die Walküre. Other operatic performances: Gerhilde: Die Walküre ( Tanglewood Music Festival) Brünnhilde: Siegfried (Toledo Symphony), Ada: Die Feen (Theatre du Chatelet, Paris, Mainfranken Theater Würzburg), Donna Anna: Don Giovanni
(Landestheater Salzburg, Mainfranken Theater Würzburg), Abigaile: Nabucco, Elettra: Idomeneo (Mainfranken Theater Würzburg), Leonora: Il Trovatore (Baltimore Opera, Opera Syracuse), Tosca(Opera Theater of Connecticut), Aida (Opera Roanoke, Eugene Opera), Madame Lidoine: Dialogues of the Carmelites (Eugene Opera). Ms. Mayer can be heard singing excerpts from Cavalleria Rusticana in the 2016 film Through the Looking Glass, available of Netflix