In a nutshell…
I've performed in musical theatre, opera, concert with orchestra, and recitals, made recordings, toured the country, soloed for church and for oratorio, sung in restaurants and on street corners - stopping traffic in front of La Boheme Cafe in London was a highlight! But before all of that began, I received my Bachelor of Music from Texas Christian University in Piano Performance, then my Master of Music from TCU in Music Theory & Composition, and studied voice like crazy at TCU, then in Chicago, Florida and NYC.
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"Who could resist the sweet presence and buoyant vocalism of Wendy Reynolds!" - Charles Passey, Palm Beach Post
After her portrayal of Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata for Island Opera Theatre, Celebrate! Key West wrote, "I was privileged to hear Wendy Reynolds as she sang the role for the first time. Her performance didn't leave her gasping for air - it left me that way. I was literally on the edge of my seat watching a star being born during the death scene. Such passion. She didn't just own the part - she lived it!"
Ms. Reynolds earned both her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and her Master of Music in Theory/Composition from Texas Christian University where she studied with Tamas Ungar and Jose Feghali. Her subsequent vocal studies included work with master teachers Judith Natalucci and Dodi Protero in New York, as well as participation in the Renata Scotto Opera Academy at the Music Conservatory of Westchester where she worked with Ms. Scotto daily. Opera News’ Brian Kellow wrote: “I was impressed with Wendy Reynolds, who offered a confident Gavotte from Manon” in recital for the Renata Scotto Opera Academy.
Her beginnings in opera were with Palm Beach Opera where her performances included the title role of Lehár's The Merry Widow and Musetta in Puccini's La bohème. The Palm Beach Daily News has written, "Wendy Reynolds performed with great energy and personality and possesses a beautiful soprano voice, with excellent ringing tones and a lovely spin to the sound. She has a great future in the opera world.” In concert with the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra, her performance elicited the remark from Tim Smith of the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, “Indeed there was a lot of musicality on stage from soprano Wendy Reynolds who made much of each word in her aria from Così fan tutte.”
Ms. Reynolds has appeared as soloist in concerts with orchestras including the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra and the Florida Philharmonic, and with major artists such as Ghena Dimitrova and Stuart Neill. She has collaborated as soloist with well-known composers such as John Corigliano and Thomas Sleeper, and enjoyed soloing for the legendary Peter Nero.
Her three-woman show, “Duelling Divas®: The Battle Begins!” was described as “A smash hit!” by WPBF-TV News 25, “An inspired stand-out in operatic theatre!” by Ocala Magazine, and “Superb, dazzling, and sublime!” by Orlando Weekly. Duelling Divas® toured for five years, delighting audiences from all over the country, from Florida to New York, the Midwest to Seattle.
As a recording artist, Ms. Reynolds released a debut CD of Duelling Divas®, as well as a solo CD, wings of healing, produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Michael Fine. Her next solo CD of inspirational songs will be released next year.