THEATRICAL

OFF-BROADWAY THEATRE

The Mother of Us All – Ann, Indiana Elliot  – Music Theater Group 

(Directed by Stanley Silverman - St. Clement’s, Alice Tully Hall)
The Fortune Teller  – Lambs’ Theatre

REGIONAL THEATRE (selected roles)

Chicago – Mama Morton – Circle Theatre

Company – Joanne – English Theatre Group

Inside Out – Grace – Miller’s Theatre 

Tartuffe – Madame Pernelle – Master Arts Theatre

The King and I – Lady Thiang – American Light Opera

ONE-WOMAN SHOWS/CABARET

“A Whole Lotte Lenya” written & directed by David Tabatsky, a dramatic portrayal of Lenya looking back on her life, featuring songs of Kurt Weill.  (“Maxwell is a gifted actress and her performance is riveting.” Back Stage, 10/22/04)

“Lilli Marlene”, a one-woman show written by Kathryn Ryan, directed by Charles Maryan. Legend Theatre

“Broadway Yesterday and Today” – International Theater, Frankfurt, Germany

“Uptown Downtown” – Danny’s Skylight Room, New York

“Cost of Loving Index” – Danny’s Skylight Room, New York

“Broadway Night at Sea” – Seabourn Cruise Line

OPERA/CLASSICAL (selected roles)

The Barber of Seville – Rosina  (conducted by Placido Domingo) – San Francisco Opera
The Barber of Seville – Rosina (Italian) – Netherlands Opera
Der Rosenkavalier – Octavian – Essen Opera, Germany 
The Mother of Us All  (Thomson) – Indiana Elliot – Santa Fe Opera 

Tales of Hoffmann – Nicklaus  (French, Geman) – Cincinnati Opera, Essen (Germany)
Madame Butterfly – Suzuki (Italian) – Hungarian State Opera 
Queen of Spades  (Tchaikovsky) – Countess (Russian) – Opera Grand Rapids

Die Fledermaus – Prince Orlovsky (German) – Opera du Rhin, Strassbourg

Appeared with  over 50 major orchestras and oratorio societies, including symphonies of Chicago, Seattle, Denver, Toronto, Ottawa, Cleveland (Helmuth Rilling conducting), Kansas City (Leonard Bernstein conducting), San Antonio, Fort Worth, Mexico City, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Sofia, and many others (for a total of 25 countries).

RECORDINGS

Times Like This, Original Cast Recordings  
Gershwin Among Friends, Albany Records 
Dido and Aeneas, RCA Red Label  
The Mother of Us All, New World Records 

TRAINING/EDUCATION

Master of Music in Voice, Catholic University, Washington D.C.

Acting:  TVI (Rob Decina, John Mabry, Pat McCorkle), Betty Buckley (Terry Schreiber Studios); Catherine Gaffigan; Sonia Moore Studios; ITTP Shakespeare  Intensive, Grand Valley State University, MI 

Dance:  Jazz – Academy of Performing Arts, Grand Rapids, MI;  Ballet – Grand Rapids Ballet 

Voice:  Extensive vocal training (John Bullock, Thomas Houser, Candace Goetz and others) 

SPECIAL SKILLS & INTERESTS

Languages:  Fluent in German, French, & Spanish.  Sing in Italian and Russian.  German, French, British accents.  Voice and diction coach.  Excellent sight-reader. 

CLASSICAL

SOLO ENGAGEMENTS/ORCHESTRA (North America)

Chicago Symphony – Mendelssohn, Elijah 
Cleveland Orchestra – Bach,
St. John Passion 

Toronto Symphony – Bach, St. John Passion 

Portland Symphony – Bach, St. Matthew Passion
Denver Symphony – Mozart, Requiem
Denver Chamber Orchestra – Mahler, Kindertotenlieder
National Arts Center Orchestra, Ottawa – Bach,
Mass in B Minor 

Seattle Symphony – Handel, Messiah
San Antonio Symphony – Handel, Messiah
Utah Symphony – Mozart,
Requiem 
Minnesota Orchestra – Mozart, La Clemenza di Tito
Springfield, Ill. Symphony – Handel,
Messiah 
Hartford Symphony – Handel,
Messiah 
Springfield, Mass. Symphony – Mendelssohn, Elijah ; Mahler, Second Symphony ; Handel, Messiah 

Brooklyn Philharmonia – Prokofiev, Alexander Nevsky ; Handel, Messiah 

Queens Philharmonic – Mahler, Songs of a Wayfarer
Kansas City Philharmonic – Bernstein,
Songfest 
Fort Worth Symphony – Beethoven, Ninth Symphony
Rochester Philharmonic – Verdi,
Requiem ; Mozart, Requiem 

Grand Rapids Symphony – Larsen, Mary Cassatt ; Beethoven, Ninth Symphony ; Songs of Montsalvatge and Still

Rockford, Ill. Symphony – Larsen, Mary Cassatt 

Battle Creek Symphony – Mahler, Des Knaben Wunderhorn

SOLO ENGAGEMENTS/ORCHESTRA (Europe and Latin America)

St. Petersburg, Russia Philharmonic – Russian opera arias
Berlin Philharmonic (RIAS) – Bach, Christmas Oratorio
Sofia, Bulgaria Philharmonic – Mozart,
Requiem 
Orchestre du Capitole, Toulouse – Ravel, Sheherazade
Puerto Rico Symphony – Bach, Mass in B Minor
Orquesta Filharmonica de la UNAM, Mexico – Beethoven,
Ninth Symphony

New World Chamber Orchestra, Mexico City – Bach, Magnificat

National Symphony of Peru – Prokofiev, Alexander Nevsky ; Brahms, Alto Rhapsody

Orquesta Filarmonica de Bogota – Montsalvatge, Cinco Canciones Negras 

OPERA (SELECTED)

San Francisco Opera – Barber of Seville (Rosina) 

Santa Fe Opera – The Mother of Us All, Thomson (Indiana Elliot) ; L’Egisto, Cavalli (Clori)

Hungarian State Opera – Madama Butterfly (Suzuki)

Cincinnati Opera – Tales of Hoffman (Nicklausse)
Netherlands Opera – 
Dido and Aeneas (Sorceress) ; Orfeo, Monteverdi (Messagiera, Speranza) ; Barber of Seville (Rosina) 

Opera du Capitole, Toulouse – La Carnavale de Venise, Campra

Opera de Lyon – Zoroastre, Rameau
Opera du Rhin, Strassbourg – 
Magic Flute (Second Lady) ; Die Fledermaus (Orlovsky)

Städtische Bűhnen Essen, Germany – Der Rosenkavalier (Octavian) ; Tales of Hoffman (Nicklausse) ; Martha, Flotow (Nancy) 

SOLO ENGAGEMENTS/CHORAL 

Musica Sacra (Avery Fisher Hall) – Bach, St. Matthew Passion ; Mozart, Requiem  ; Vivaldi, Gloria 

Utah Oratorio Society (nationally televised) – Handel, Messiah

Pro Arte Chorale (Carnegie Hall) – Handel, Israel in Eygpt

Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia – Mendelssohn, Die Erste Walpurgisnacht (Carnegie Hall and Academy of Music)

Oratorio Society of Washington (Kennedy Center) – Mozart, Requiem ; Vivaldi, Gloria  ; Duruflé, Requiem

Amor Artis Orchestra/Chorale (New York) – Mozart, Mass in C Minor ; Rossini, Stabat Mater

Los Angeles Master Chorale – Mahler, Second Symphony

Baltimore Choral Arts Society – Mozart, Requiem

Paul Hill Chorale (Kennedy Center) – Kabalevsky, Requiem ; Mendellsohn, Elijah  ; Brahms, Alto Rhapsody

Berkshire Choral Institute – Handel, Messiah

Community Chorus of Westerly, R.I – William Mathias, Lux Eterna ; Dvorak, Stabat Mater, Requiem ; Britten, Spring Symphony

BACH FESTIVALS/PERFORMANCES 

Grand Rapids Bach Festival, Founder/Producer, 1997-present

Carmel Bach Festival (two seasons) 
Rochester, N.Y. Bach Festival (twelve seasons) 
Oregon Bach Festival 
Winter Park Bach Festival 
Kalamazoo Bach Festival 
Boulder Bach Festival 
Essen Bach Choir, Essen, Germany 
Bach Choir of Berlin, Germany 

RECITALS/CHAMBER MUSIC

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (debut recital, 1977) 
Library of Congress, Inter-American Music Festival, recital 
Post-Olympics recital tour of Korea, 1988 
Televised appearances from Innsbruck, Austria (Joy of Music TV series)

Two recital tours of Bi-National Centers of Colombia and Peru (USIS)

Netherlands Radio recital (AVRO) 
National Public Radio (broadcast of two recitals) 
Chamber Music at the Taper, Los Angeles 
WGMS Radio Spotlight (two recitals), Washington D.C. 
University of Southern California, Los Angeles 
University of California, Long Beach  
University of Missouri, Columbia 
Cincinnati Matinee Musicale 
Houston Tuesday Musical Club 
Duluth Matinee Musicale 
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 
Wayne State College, Nebraska 
West Georgia College, Carrollton, Ga. 
Bay View Music Festival, Artist in Residence, summers 1979-1990 

RECORDINGS

Argento, From the Diary of Virginia Woolf, Centaur Records

Romances of the Russian Masters, Albany Records 
Songs of Richard Strauss and Hans Pfitzner, Centaur Records

Gershwin Among Friends, Albany Records 
Purcell, Dido and Aeneas, RCA Red Label 
Thomson, The Mother of Us All, New World Records 

CONDUCTORS (SELECTED)

Leonard Bernstein (Kansas City Philharmonic)

Placido Domingo (San Francisco Opera)

Helmuth Rilling (Oregon, Toronto, Cleveland, Ottawa)

Nicholas Harnancourt (Netherlands Opera)

Raymond Leppard (Santa Fe Opera, London)

Sir Charles Groves (Utah Symphony)