Helen Axelson-Roddy, soprano, is a Modestan who recently completed a successful run in the San Francisco production of The Phantom of the Opera, alternating as Carlotta and the Attendant. In September she enjoyed a major triumph, stepping in at the last moment to take over the role of Rosalinda in Uptown Opera of Spokane's production of Die Fledermaus. Other operatic credits include the leading roles in La Boheme, Marriage of Figaro, Un Giorno di Regno, I Paliacci, The Bartered Bride, La Traviata, Carmen and The Telephone with companies in the Western United States.

Ms. Roddy's repertoire also includes extensive musical theater experience, having performed the lead roles in The Song of Norway, Oklahoma, Camelot, and Red, Hot & Cole, among others. She was a District Winner and Regional Finalist of the Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions, a finalist in the San Francisco Opera Center/Merola Auditions, and recipient of Sacramento Opera's Young Artist Advancement Award. Ms. Roddy looks forward to her return to Uptown Opera for The Ballad of Baby Doe in early 1996.

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