Voice, Piano, Violin
Max Potter is a dynamic artist whose experience allows her to successfully perform a wide variety of repertoire.
In 2016, she made her role debut as Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at The Sheen Center in Manhattan. Recently, she covered the role of Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking with Des Moines Metro Opera, and made her main stage debut as Mrs. Charlton in the same production. She spent multiple summers as a featured soloist with the Aspen Opera Theater Center. During her time there she covered Meg Page in Verdi’s Falstaff and the beggar woman in Sweeney Todd. Other roles include Tebaldo (Don Carlo), Charlotte (Werther), Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Mercedes (Carmen), Flora Bervoix (La Traviata), Zita (Gianni Schicchi), Concepcion (L’heure Espagnole), and Jenny Hildebrand (Street Scene). She is an alumna of the renowned International Vocal Arts Institute and the esteemed CoOPERAtive Program at Westminster Choir College. This winter she will join CoOPERAtive Opera to sing the role of Second Lady in their production of Die Zauberflöte.
Max is a recipient of awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council, The Young Musicians Foundation, and The CoOPERAtive Program. She has been featured as a soloist at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, the Washington National Cathedral, Festival of the Arts BOCA, and the OK Mozart International Festival. Concert credits include Mozart’s Requiem, Heggie’s The Breaking Waves, Haydn’s Sancti Nicolai Messe, Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore, Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine, and Carissimi’s Jonah and Jepthe.
In addition to her active performance schedule, Max teaches private voice in Manhattan to singers of all ages. She believes in a holistic approach to singing and that parental involvement in a child’s musical education is critical to the child’s growth as an individual. Lessons incorporate keyboard musicianship, theory, and the building blocks of early vocal technique to help the student learn the skills necessary for any genre of music. Max completed her undergraduate degree at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, and attended The Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University for her master’s.