Judith Haddon
Judith Haddon
Program Director of Voice
Chicago College of Performing Arts
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About Me

Soprano Judith Haddon brings to her teaching the experience and knowledge of a major international career. She has sung at the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, Chicago Lyric, San Francisco, Barcelona Liceo, Hamburg Stadtsoper, New York City Opera, Israel Philharmonic, Seattle Opera and Houston Grand Opera. She has performed under the baton of James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Sir Charles Mackerras, Nello Santi, James Conlon, Christopher Keene, and Christoff Perek, and has been directed by Zefferelli, Ponelle, Hal Prince, and Jonathan Miller. Dubbed by her colleagues as "a singer's singer," she has shared the stage with some of the world's great singers: Pavarotti, Freni, Ghiaurov, Hadley, Ramey, Shicoff, Van Dam, von Stade, Hakegaard, Hampson, Talvela, and Rysanek, to name a few. Her most celebrated roles include Mimi, Jenufa, Manon, Micaela, Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, Liu, Katya Kabanova, Rusalka, Marenka in The Bartered Bride, Violetta, Adina, Nedda, Antonia, and especially Butterfly, which she performed to critical acclaim in a "Live from Lincoln Center" broadcast. Earlier roles included Susanna, Nannetta, Zerlina, and Despina.

Ms. Haddon studied at the University of Illinois and the American Opera Center at the Juilliard School, and was a winner of the prestigious National Opera Institute Grant two years in a row. Her teaching promotes a strong foundation based on her own international education; her teachers include the legendary Marlena Malas, and she has coached with such greats as Peter Herman Adler, Janine Reis, Joan Dornemann, Walter Tausig, John Wustman, Luigi Ricci, Mirella Freni, Renata Scotto, and Ileana Cotrubas. In addition to her students at CCPA, she teaches privately and has done master classes in Chicago, New York, Wisconsin, Michigan, Santa Fe, Italy, England and Japan. Her students are performing in opera houses and concert venues around the world.