CLAUDIA COPELAND, mezzo, also sings in George and Co., in various local performance art and music collaborations, and, formerly, with the medieval ensemble Musica da Camera. She is the proprietor of a small biomedical writing and editing company, and is an adjunct microbiology instructor at the Chamberlain College of Nursing. Originally from California, she came to New Orleans to complete a Ph.D. in molecular biology at Tulane, and has since lived and worked in New Orleans and Germany. She is the proud mother of two Children’s Chorus members – Darius and Diego Torres-Copeland.
She provided this update recently to Chorus Master, Carol Rausch:
Hi Carol, Thanks! I am also so glad that Carmen was scheduled for the Fall; it was such a great performance on so many levels. Plus, that was probably the last chance for Darius – who loved playing the “leader of the kids’ gang” and also the lone urchin in the tavern scene! It’s such a big children’s chorus show. Oh– I should tell you– Darius’ voice is changing! Man, it is weird… he turned 13 in January, and he is totally becoming a teenager, the deep voice fading in and out, and a hint of a Latino pencil mustache on his upper lip… sadly, it looks like it’s the end of the road for Darius and the Children’s Chorus. But Diego is still young enough to hopefully be in at least one more. For the 2020-21 season I am most excited about singing Beethoven, in German, and for his birthday– wow!Claudia