Celeste Godin has been noted for both her singing and acting around New England, having “owned the stage as diva house wife” Marissa in A Case of Anxiety (Boston Globe) with Boston Opera Collaborative, and having given a “completely brilliant” performance as “vocal powerhouse and dramatically charismatic” Rodolfo (Boston Musical Intelligencer) in La Femme Bohème with MetroWest Opera. She is thrilled to be joining the Virginia Opera Emerging Artists this year, where she will be covering Tosca (Tosca), Beatrice, and Matilde (Il Postino), and performing as Mabel and Ruth in a touring production of Pirates of Penzance.
Before joining Virginia Opera, Celeste will be performing as Micaela (La Tragédie de Carmen) and covering Guenevere (Camelot) with Charlottesville Opera. Last season she performed with Barn Opera (Fiordiligi, Così fan tutti), Odyssey Opera (Spartan Woman, Paride ed Elena, Second Elf, Die ägyptische Helena), Boston Modern Orchestra Project (Bird 2 and Chorus, Haroun and the Sea of Stories), Hartford Opera (reprising a role she premiered, Joyce in Solitro’s Triangle), and a collaboration between MassOpera and Washington National Opera for the orchestral workshop of Taking Up Serpents, covering Kayla. Concerts included Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Pioneer Valley Symphony and a pairing of Salieri’s Requiem with Kuhnau’s Magnificat for the Commonwealth Chorale.
In the prior season, she premiered two works with Boston Opera Collaborative, and appeared in their spring production as a “wonderful singer-actress” (Schmopera) in the role of Mimi (La bohème). In the same season, she had the pleasure of singing her first Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) with NEMPAC, gave “an exemplary performance” (NETheatreGeek) of Miss Havisham (Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night) with MetroWest Opera, and joined Teatro Nuovo as a Resident Artist for the summer (covering the role of Creusa in Medea in Corinto). She was selected as a Boston District Winner for MONC in 2018, and appeared as a chorister and soloist with Odyssey Opera. Other favorite roles include Ku (Gilgamesh), Echo (Ariadne auf Naxos), Rodolfo (La Femme Bohème), Agrippina (Agrippina), and Blanche de la Force (Dialogues of the Carmelites). She attended New England Conservatory (MM, Vocal Pedagogy; GD, Vocal Performance) and studies with Bradley Williams. Celeste also collaborates with arts organizations and individuals on visual art projects, including illustrations, paintings, and video games.