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Nancy Elledge

Adjunct Faculty in Voice
Ed Landreth Hall 129 | 817-257-5459


BM-Pfeiffer College
MM-Southern Methodist University

American Lyric Coloratura Soprano Nancy Elledge has captured and delighted audiences from coast to coast and internationally. She has performed over 40 roles with opera companies, and theaters, as well as appearing as soloist with leading orchestras and symphonies. Some of these roles include Baby Doe in THE BALLAD OF BABY DOE, Cunegonde in CANDIDE, Adina in ELISIR OF LOVE, Adele in DIE FLEDERMAUS, Marie in THE DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT and countless theater roles including Maria in THE SOUND OF MUSIC and Marian in THE MUSIC MAN. She is equally at home with operetta, opera and musical theater. In addition, she is well known for her one-woman show LILY: PORTRAIT OF A DIVA, sponsored by The Texas Commission on the Arts. Some of the opera companies have included N.Y. City Opera, Houston’s “Texas Opera Theater”, San Francisco Opera, Baltimore Opera, The Dallas Opera, Ft. Worth Opera, Austin Lyric, Shreveport Opera, Baton Rouge Opera, Lyric Opera of Dallas and a host of symphonies and theater companies. She was honored to perform at the home of Van Cliburn for President George and Laura Bush. At the invitation of The City of Dallas, she was selected to be the female soloist at The Command Performance for Her Majesty Queen of England II. Miss Elledge has also performed as soloist in Japan, China and The Far East with various orchestras on 3 different tours. She now enjoys a highly rewarding and successful teaching career. She has been on the faculty of Texas Christian University for the last 22 years, while maintaining her own private voice studio in Dallas and previously in New York City. Her many students have thrived and become professional singers themselves under her tutelage. She has been a guest professor at The University of Miami, University of Texas and a 1-year appointment at The University of North Texas. Currently, her students can be heard performing as soloists in theaters, with symphony orchestras and countless opera companies throughout the U.S. and abroad. Several of these venues include Chicago Lyric Opera, Zurich Opera Studio, Baltimore Opera, Arizona Opera, Ft. Worth Opera, The Dallas Opera, Ft. Worth Opera, Theater Gera and Landestheater Altenburg and Central City Opera, to name a few. She is extremely proud of her students and their accomplishments and feels blessed to be a musician.

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National Opera Association – First Place Winner
Shreveport Opera Competition – First Place Winner
MacAllister Competition – Finalist
Il Canto Lirico – Second Place
Texas Commission on the Arts – Artist Rooster

Performed leading roles with Austin Lyric Opera, Baltimore Opera, Baton Rouge Opera, The Dallas Opera, Ft. Worth Opera, Hawaii Opera Theater, Lyric Opera of Dallas, New York City Opera (Tour), Orlando Opera, Opera Theater of San Antonio, Shreveport Opera, Theatre Three (Dallas, 2 Tours), Virginia Opera, 7 week  tour of Far East, 4 week tour of Japan, National Voice Overs

Actors Equity Association
National Opera Association

Dallas Opera Guild Competition – Judge
Texas Commission on the Arts – Artist Rooster
Voces Intimae – Board Member
NATS – Treasurer
NATS – Auditions Chairman
TMEA – State Vocal Chairman for 3 years