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Soprano Darci Bultema has performed on the operatic stage in a variety of roles, such as La Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare, Clorinda in La Cenerentola, The Female Chorus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, and Lavinia in Bononcini’s Camilla. Originally from North Dakota, Miss Bultema has brought her talent and versatility to opera companies across the United States via Florida Grand Opera, Tulsa Opera, Natchez Opera, Peabody Opera, and the Fargo-Moorhead Civic Opera.

In addition to her operatic repertoire, Ms. Bultema has appeared as a soloist in an assortment of orchestral works with The Florida Philharmonic, New World Symphony, Miami Chamber Symphony, Peabody Symphony Orchestra, Washington DC Youth Orchestra, and the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony. In these venues Miss Bultema’s voice has been showcased in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the Chants d’Auvergne of Canteloube, Griffes’ Three Poems of Fiona Macleod, and oratorios of Bach, Handel, Haydn, and Rossini.

Miss Bultema has earned a Bachelor of Science degree from North Dakota State University and a Master of Music degree from Peabody Conservatory of Music, where she was honored further with a prestigious Graduate Performance diploma. As an emerging artist, Miss Bultema’s talent and promise have been recognized and nurtured through her participation as a Young Artist with Florida Grand Opera, Tulsa Opera, and Natchez Opera. Adding to her acclaim, a concert review by Classical New Jersey of Miss Bultema’s interpretation of Cilea’s Il son l’umile ancella, Son pochi fiori from Mascagni’s L’amico Fritz, and Bachelet’s exquisite art song Chére Nuit, was quick to note “Miss Bultema’s ability to float those stratospheric notes with ease and grace,” as well as her “luscious legato line, completely even production throughout the compass and sumptuous crescendos.” Recently, Miss Bultema returned to Fargo, where she is working towards a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at North Dakota State University. She currently serves on the voice faculty of Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD.

Spafford Hall 320
tel: 605-626-7759
fax: 605-626-2263
Box 673
Northern State University
Aberdeen, SD 57401


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