Voice | St George

Rhea is a native of St. George and a graduate of Dixie High School (2003). Sher graduated with her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University and published her dissertation entitled, OperaTunity: Opera Education for the Community in May 2016. She was the Soprano Teaching Artist for Arizona Opera’s 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 OperaTunity Outreach Program and she also had the opportunity to cover-study the roles of Lucia, Susanna, Josephine, Musetta, Violetta, Norina, and Marie in Arizona Opera's productions of Lucia di Lammermoor, Le nozze di Figaro, H.M.S. Pinafore, La bohème, La Traviata, Don Pasquale, and La Fille du Régiment. Her performance credits include; Papagena in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte with Arizona Opera, the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor with The Celestial Opera Company in South Pasadena California, Romilda in the Florida State Opera's production of Handel's Serse, Pamina in the Florida State Opera Outreach's The Magic Flute, Yum-Yum in Ohio Light Opera's The Mikado, and Amor in La Musica Lirica's l'Incoronazione di Poppea in Novafeltria, Italy. She also performed the title role in Suor Angelica, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Casilda in The Gondoliers, and the First Nursemaid in Street Scene at the University of Utah. She received both her Master of Music (Florida State University) and Bachelor of Music (University of Utah) degrees in Vocal Performance. 

Rhea is passionate about all genres of music especially; art song, folk song, musical theatre, opera, piano, and symphonic works. In addition to singing, she has been playing the piano since the age of eight and accompanies her students in lessons and recitals. Her other interests include; spending time with her family, crocheting, reading, and sewing costumes.

“Music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”
- Billy Joel
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