Widely recognized for her exceptional stage presence and shimmering voice,
Ms. Devin Dukes is an American artist who has performed leading roles
throughout the United States.
Ms. Dukes attended the Eastman School of Music and received a Bachelor
of Music Degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Ms. Dukes
participated in the Boston University Tanglewood Institute voice program
and attended the Chautauqua Institution Voice Program where she studied
with Marlena Malas.
While residing on the West Coast, Devin performed with Donald Pippin’s
Pocket Opera and with West Bay Opera as Alice in Le Comte Ory under conductor
David Sloss and director Willene Gunn and the role of Annina in La Traviata
with conductor Ernest Fredric Knell and director Sandra Sachwitz Bernhard.
Shortly after moving to New York City, Ms. Dukes became affiliated with
the Amato Opera. An audience favorite, she performed many leading roles
under the baton and stage direction of Tony Amato including Musetta in
La Bohème and Despina in Così fan tutte. She also had the pleasure of
branching out into the realm of Gilbert and Sullivan with Amato in the
roles of Yum Yum in The Mikado and Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore. Other
NYC performances include the title role in Massenet’s Cendrillon and Gretel
in Hansel and Gretel with Opera Nova, Najade in Ariadne auf Naxos with
dell’Arte Opera Ensemble and Lisa in Countess Maritza with Euro-Operetta.
New England performances include Adele in Die Fledermaus with Maine Grand
Opera, directed by Beaumont Glass and conducted by Janna Hymes-Bianchi,
as well as Musetta in La Bohème and Adele in Die Fledermaus with Longwood
Opera. With Longwood Opera, Devin also had the pleasure of working with
director J. Scott Brumit and conductor Jeffrey Brody in their Spring 2005
production, A Tribute to Kurt Weill.
Recently, audiences have enjoyed Devin’s portrayals of Margot Bonvalet
in The Desert Song with Maine State Music Theater, Johanna in Sweeney
Todd and Actor One in Das Barbecü with Heartwood Regional Theater Company
and Elizabeth La Fontaine in The Pocket Opera Players’ adaptation of Pergolesi’s
La serva padrona, titled Pride and Justice.
Specific performing repertoire and references are available upon request.