The voice of soprano Tricia Van Ee has been described by The Duluth News Tribune as “what you would hear if lilies could sing: pure, dignified and controlled beauty.”
Ms. 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 bohéme, 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. The soprano is an enthusiastic supporter of new works and was recently seen in Wisconsin and Minnesota for the world and local premieres of Christopher Gable’s The Ladysmith Story. 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 and Konstanze in excerpts from Die Entführung aus dem Serail. She opened 2013 singing with the Minnesota Concert Opera as Ines in Il trovatore as part of its inaugural season.
Tricia 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.