Soprano Theresa Bickham has been praised for her “fine piano nuances” and “expressive legato line.” She made her European debut in 2007 singing scenes from La Traviata under the direction of Maestro Eduardo Müller. Most recently, Bickham was seen internationally as a semi-finalist in the Concorso Lirico Internazionale per Cantanti lirici Rosa Ponselle in Caiazzo, Italy. In the summer of 2010, she was a Studio Artist with Opera New Jersey covering the role of Donna Anna. She has recently been seen on the operatic stage as Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Adina in L’Elisir d’amore, Princess in A Bird in Your Ear, and Terentia in The Beautiful Bridegroom. Other roles include Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Musetta in La Bohéme, Arminda in La finta giardiniera, Constanza Piccolatura in Impresario, Frasquita in Carmen, Monica in The Medium, and Bessie in Mahagonny Songspiel. No stranger to the musical theatre stage, Bickham has also performed the roles of The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods, Tess in Crazy for You, Nancy in Oliver, and Mrs. Macafee in Bye, Bye Birdie among others.
A native of Maryland, Bickham has been a frequent guest artist throughout the United States and Europe. Concert appearances include Orff’s Carmina Burana, Handel’s Messiah, Fauré’s Requiem, Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music, Bach’s Cantata 25 and Magnificat, Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Solemn Vespers, and Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat. She has also been the winner of many competitions including: The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions–Mid-Atlantic Regional Finalist, Palm Beach Opera Advanced Division Semi-Finalist, Shreveport Opera Singer of the Year Finalist, MD/DC National Association of Teacher’s of Singing, Henry Sanborn Competition, Peggy Friedman-Gordon Competition, Moore’s Opera Center Concerto Competition, and the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston.
Bickham earned a Master of Music degree from the Moore’s Opera Center at the University of Houston and has been on the faculty at Towson University since 2006.