Soprano Yvonne Bill will appear in November of this year as Mimì in Opera Manhattan's production of Puccini's La Bohème . She has recently appeared in the world premieres of The Enchanted Stone (Sibby), The Hour Glass (Woman), and The Death of Oedipus (Antigone), all by composer Martin Halpern. As Antigone “Yvonne Bill, showed honest soprano emotion.” – Harry Rolnick Concerto.net , October 2009. With Dicapo Opera Theatre Ms. Bill has appeared as Madame de Rosemonde in Conrad Susa's Dangerous Liaisons , as Olga in Franz Léhar's The Merry Widow and as Sister #1 in Giannini's Beauty and the Beast and also covered the role of Masha in Richard Wargo's The Music Shop with the same company . For her performance in Dangerous Liaisons , David Shengold of Opera Magazine UK , July 2008 observed , "Yvonne Bill (a mellow-toned Mme. de Rosamonde) and Lisa Chavez (Mme. de Volanges)......offered the most fully integrated performances vocally.", July 2008. In August, 2009 she appeared in concert with her husband Samuel Bill and lecturer Ruth Spencer in a lecture recital in honor of Mendelssohn's 200th birthday celebration at the Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum in Lake George . In 2006, Ms. Bill performed i n a concert of opera and show tunes with the tenors Cook, Dixon and Young at the Greenbriar Resort in Greenbriar, West Virginia, as the soprano soloist in Mozart's Exsultate Jubilate with the Montclair Chamber Ensemble and in a recital of operatic favorites, entitled Festa di Baci, for the Middle Collegiate Church Sunday Recital Series. She also appeared with the Opera Company of Brooklyn as Lisette in La Rondine and covered the role of Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro . In 2005, she performed Mozart arias from Le Nozze di Figaro with the Montclair Chamber Ensemble on a concert entitled Mostly Minor Mozart , in a recital of songs by composer John David Earnest, and as Marzelline in Fidelio with the other company as a part of the Philly Fringe Festival.
In past seasons, Ms. Bill appeared as Giulietta in Les Contes d'Hoffmann , Papagena in Die Zauberflöte , the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro , the title role in Suor Angelica , Mimì in La Bohème , Charlotte in A Little Night Music , and as Mrs. Mullin in Carousel with Shaker Mountain Opera and understudied the role of Julie in Carousel with the same company. With Light Opera of Oklahoma, she appeared as Yvonne in Naughty Marietta , Pitti-Sing in Mikado and Mrs. Pearce in My Fair Lady . In the Washington, DC area, she has performed Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni and Laetitia in The Old Maid and the Thief . With the Montclair Chamber Ensemble, she sang the roles of the Sailor, the Second Woman and the Second Witch in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas . In concert she has been a soloist with the Fairfield County Chorale in An Evening of Gilbert & Sullivan and a soloist in An Evening of Opera, An Evening of Broadway starring The Three Mo' Tenors at the La Quinta Resort, La Quinta, California . She performed in the ensemble and as a soloist for the NONESUCH label recording of Stephen Sondheim 's The Frogs conducted by Paul Gemignani and she performed in the ensemble of Sweeney Todd with the New York Philharmonic in the year 2000. She has participated in the International Vocal Arts Institute Summer Programs with Joan Dornemann in Montréal, Canada and Portland, Oregon. Ms. Bill currently resides in New York City with her husband, conductor Samuel Bill , and studies with countertenor Alan Dornak.