DepartmentConservatory of Music
Biola AffiliationsEmployee, Faculty


As a graduate of Seattle Opera Young Artist’s Program, Terri went on to perform many roles with Seattle Opera, earning national acclaim for her portrayals of Despina in Cosi fan tutte, Oscar in Verdi’s The Masked Ball, and Euridice in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. In 2013, she played the role of Marie in Donizetti’s Daughter of the Regiment with Seattle Opera, and was the featured soprano soloist in performances of the B Minor Mass with American Bach Soloists and Carmina Burana and Messiah with the Nashville Symphony. Most recently, Terri appeared in the role of Susanna for the West Coast Premiere performance of Mercadante’s I Due Figaro, and presented a multi-media concert of Osvaldo Golijov’s Ayre with the Contempo Flux Ensemble at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. In 2010, she completed a 13-city national tour as the soprano soloist of Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers with Apollo’s Fire Cleveland Baroque Orchestra. She is a soloist on Seattle Symphony’s Naxos CD release of Taylor’s Peter Ibbetson (along with the illustrious Richard Zeller), and her solo voice can be heard on several major motion picture and video game soundtracks, including Halo 2 andMedal of Honor.

Ms. Richter regularly performs as a soloist with orchestras, opera companies, contemporary and early music ensembles throughout the U.S., most recently featured with Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, Nashville Symphony, American Bach Soloists, Pacific Musicworks, Grand Rapids Symphony, Orchestra Kentucky, and Nashville’s Music City Baroque, where she will be presenting and performing at the Nashville Early Music Festival in September. In 2013, she relocated to Los Angeles to begin full-time work on a Doctorate of Musical Arts at UCLA, where she is a Teaching Associate in the Department of Voice and Opera.

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