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Soprano Zoe Marie Hart, hailed as “adorable” by Superconductor, is known for bringing their sweet timbre to soubrette roles. Mx. Hart recently completed their masters at Binghamton University where they performed the role of Dewfairy in Hansel and Gretel, and Serpetta from Mozart's La finta giardiniera. Appearing on several Opera on Tap virtual recitals, and performing in the Virtual Chamber zFestival , Zoe explored the possibilities of virtual classical performance, including virtual presentations of Mozart's La finta giardiniera, Zerbinetta's Aria, and "Chacun le sait" with Binghamton University. Grateful to sing for live audiences again, Mx. Hart gave a Magic-themed recital, including songs by Florence Price, Lili Boulanger, Vítězslava Kaprálová, and contemporary composer Felix Jarrar. Mx. Hart also loved traveling to Vermont for their company and role debut this past fall as Annina in La Traviata with Barn Opera, and added Handel's Messiah to their repertoire in Felix Jarrar's presentation titled Too Hot to Handel. Staged in a bar with all queer artists, the presentation brought Handel to the bar and theater Rockwood Music Hall on the LES. 

Passionate about queer representation in contemporary opera, Mx. Hart sang in the trans narrative Mother of Trees with Fifth Wall Ensemble in the New York premiere in October 2019. They also worked numerous times with NYC company, OperaRox, an institution that championed trans representation in opera. With OperaRox, they workshopped and premiered the role of Florestan in Ghost Variations, after singing the roles of Denise and Lady 1 in Sweets by Kate (Griffen Candey). Sweets by Kate was the first opera to be presented at the historical Stonewall Inn in NYC, and was featured on NowThis for its progressive representation. 

Possessing a youthful and spritely aura, Mx. Hart appeared with Utopia Opera in NYC as Cis in Albert Herring, Philadel in Purcell’s King Arthur, and Spirit 1 in Cendrillon. Other similar roles include Oberto in Alcina, Young Vixen in Cunning Little Vixen, and Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro while in NYC, and Zwei Knabe in Die Zauberflöte with University of Michigan Opera.

 

Past concert appearances include OperaRox's Donor Salon, and Utopia Opera's 2016 Gala. They were part of Cantanti Project's Ophelia Project, pairing art songs with excerpts from Shakespeare's Hamlet. Mx. Hart's Hill Auditorium debut in Ann Arbor was as a soloist for Bach's "Herz und Mund un Tat und Leben" with the Orpheus Choir, and performed Tehillim by Steve Reich in Merkin Hall, NYC, and University of Michigan. 

 
In addition to their education at Binghamton University and University of Michigan, Zoe attended OperaWorks in 2014, received a Lieder scholarship in order to attend AIMS in Austria the summer of 2013, and attended SongFest as a young artist in 2012, working with Libby Larsen and John Musto. 
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