Tricia Van Ee
Soprano Tricia Van Ee has been a resident artist at Opera Omaha, where she appeared as Kate in The Pirates of Penzance. She holds music degrees from Dordt College and the University of Minnesota, where she sang many principal roles: Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Mimì in La bohème, Miss Jessel in The Turn of the Screw, Antonia in Les contes d’ Hoffmann, Madame de Tourvel in The Dangerous Liaisons and Naiad in Ariadne auf Naxos. She has regularly performed at the Minnesota Opera since 2010 as a member of the ensemble.
On the concert stage, she has been heard as a featured soloist with Omaha Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Concert Opera, Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra, Mankato Symphony Orchestra and other local and regional groups in works such as Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, Poulenc’s Gloria, Mozart’s Requiem and Handel’s Messiah. Other credits include Micaëla in a concert version of Carmen, Ines in Il trovatore and Constanze in excerpts from Die Entführung aus dem Serail.
Van Ee was a district winner in the 2008 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and has won first prizes with the Schubert Club Scholarship Competition and the Voices of Vienna Competition, which enabled her to study at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. An Iowa native, she now makes her home in Minneapolis.