Lecturer in Music
Korean-American soprano Esther Oh Zabrowski has quickly distinguished herself as a dynamic singer who is equally as passionate about portraying a wide variety of characters on the operatic stage as she is about exploring a rich and wide repertoire of songs in recital settings.
Oh Zabrowski has been praised for her ability to transform herself into different characters ranging from a mad woman on the verge of suicide in The Consul, “This is how madness should be done (Philadelphia City Paper)” to a girl lost in the forest with her brother in Hansel and Gretel, “brought a child-like spirit and wonder to her role (Local Arts Live, Philaculture).”
In November 2014, Esther Oh Zabrowski made her debut at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where she performed a recital of Lieder by Spohr and Schubert with The Kennedy Center Chamber Players including pianist Lambert Orkis and clarinetist Loren Kitt at the Terrace Theater. Oh Zabrowski made her international debut in 2013 at the prestigious Seoul Arts Center under the direction of maestro Stephen Lord, where she sang the roles of Annina in La Traviata and Page in Rigoletto. With the Wolf Trap Opera Company in 2007, she sang the role of Epicene in Volpone by John Musto and made the world premiere recording of the opera, which was nominated for a Grammy award.
In summer of 2014, Oh Zabrowski portrayed the role of the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro with Opera Libera in Philadelphia, PA. She performed as Magda Sorel in The Consul with the Philadelphia Opera Collectives as part of the Fringe Festival and as Gretel in Hansel and Gretel with the Delaware Valley Opera Company, both in summer of 2012. She participated in the opera festival "Si parla, si canta," during which she performed in several concert venues in Italy. With the Temple University Opera Theater, she has performed the roles of Sandrina in La Finta Giardiniera, Euridice in Orfeo ed Euridice, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Adina in L'elisir d'amore, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Concepción in L'heure Espagnole, and Vixen in The Cunning Little Vixen.
From Fall of 2016 to Spring of 2017, Esther Oh Zabrowski served on the faculty at the Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance where she shared her love of singing with aspiring students all while actively performing in operas, concerts, and recitals. She lives in Appleton area with her husband and their daughter and is actively teaching in the Fox Valley area. Oh Zabrowski is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).
Dr. Oh Zabrowski holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts and Masters of Music both in Voice Performance from Temple University, and her Bachelors of Music in Voice Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music.
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