After the completion her Masters of Music at Mannes Conservatory May of 2017, Soprano Ginny Weant, has been performing in multiple operas, music theater shows, cabarets, and various concerts in New York.
Operatic performances in NYC include Oberto in the edgy production of Alcina with OperaRox, Cecchina in the North American Premier of Marcos Portugal’s Marriage of Figaro with On Site Opera under the direction of Eric Einhorn, The Shepherd boy in Wagner’s Tannhäuser with Apotheosis Opera under the direction of the young up and coming conductor and producer, Matthew Jaroszewicz. Other roles include Papagena, in Die Zauberflote, Despina in Cosi fan Tutte, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, and Fortuna in L’incoronazione di Poppea with Classic Lyric Arts, La Lingua della Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy.
Concerts include Mozart’s Requiem in Carnegie Hall under the direction of the late Paul E. Oakley and the New York Philharmonic, Soloist in Ralph Von William’s Serenade to Music with the Owensboro Symphony under the direction of Nick Palmer, Soprano soloists in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle in Forest Hills under the direction of Todd Waschman, Stabat Mater with Vocal Productions NYC, Eve in Haydn’s Creation with St. Luke’s Episcopal, Handel’s Messiah, and Bach’s Cantata 61 with the Kentucky Wesleyan Singers. Ginny Weant was a finalist for the National Association for Teachers of Singing for three years running in the the State of Kentucky and Southeastern Regional competitions in 2011-2014.
Ginny also brings her lively bright soprano voice and vibrant acting abilities onto the musical theater stage. She debuted in her first off-off Broadway Production of Brigadoon as the leading role of Fiona with St. Jean’s Theater on the upper east side. Ginny also performs frequently with The Height’s Players in Brooklyn and has been featured as The Witch in Into the Woods, Kiss Me Kate, and Anything Goes. She also brings her classic training to their original Children’s Productions, bringing her operatic, dance, and improv training into the classic characters such as Alice from Alice in Wonderland, Snow White, and Cinderella. Other Roles include Sally in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Antigone in Antigone, Penny Pingleton in Hairspray, and Godspell.