Soprano | Voice Teacher
Coloratura soprano Natalia Dopwell gained rave reviews for her recent portrayal of the "Queen of the Night" in the sold out Little Carib Theatre performances of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" in March of which Simon Lee (Guardian) called her "astonishing, mesmerizing and ultimately humbling, suggesting that at any second the singer may soar off into the stratosphere".
Over the years she has gained a reputation for her electric stage presence and vivacious portrayals of roles such as Rita (Rita) with Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance Program, and Eurilla (Il Pastor Fido) with Manhattan School of Music for which Opera Magazine noted that “The most advanced were the sopranos;... live wire presence Natalia Dopwell (Eurilla) could wield her diamantine high soprano as Serse’s Atalanta or Alcina’s Morgana.”
Other operatic roles include Olympia (les Contes de Hoffmann) Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Madame Herz (The Impresario), Fire, Princess & Nightingale (L'enfant et les Sortileges), Alice Ford (Falstaff), Micaela (Carmen), and Dido (Dido & Aeneas) as well as scene work on Kostanza (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Antonia (Les contes d'Hoffmann), Poppea (L'incoronazione di Poppea), and Marguerite (Mefistofele) among others.
Ms. Dopwell was awarded second prize at the 2012 Concurso y Festival de Canto Lirico held annually in Trujillo, Peru and swept the Trinidad Music Festival in 2004 winning three Championship trophies for Best Operatic Aria, Best Operatic Duet and Most Outstanding Performer of the entire festival.
Natalia was honoured to originate the role of 'Female Jab Molassie' in the November 2014 World Premiere of a new Music Theatre work Jab Molassie a Trinidadian adapted of Stravinsky's L'histoire du Soldat composed by London based Trinidadian composer Dominique Legendre commissioned by the Calabash Foundation.