Voice & Opera Coaching
Mezzo-soprano, Valery Saul received her Masters of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of British Columbia School of Music. She has been acclaimed by the Willamette Weekly for her “smoky voice” and by Opera Canada for her “warm mezzo and robust acting.” She also holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Portland State University.
Valery sings with the Portland Opera chorus and made her mainstage debut singing Second Bridesmaid in Le Nozze di Figaro for Portland Opera. She has also been a soloist for Portland Summerfest where she sang the role of Mercedes in Carmen under the baton on Keith Clark.
Past roles include Orlofsky in Mock's Crest Production of Die Fledermaus, Hansel in UBC Opera’s production of Hansel and Gretel. Sesto in Handel’s Giulio Cesare in the Czech Republic with the European Music Academy, Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus for UBC Opera, Rosina in an adapted version of The Barber of Seville for Vancouver Opera in the Schools and Dora in the world premier of The Dream Healer, aired live on the CBC. She was a featured soloist for Bravo! Vancouver in Handel’s Messiah. She recently performed the role of Leila in Iolanthe for Mocks Crest Productions. Upcoming roles are Lottie in Portland Opera’s Show Boat this spring.
Valery is currently on the voice faculty at University of Portland and also teaches at her private studio.