With a voice that has been described as “exquisite,” “sublime,” and “pure beauty,” soprano Veronica Chapman-Smith has performed with opera companies and orchestras across the country while keeping firm roots in her hometown of Philadelphia. With this performance, she marks her fourth appearance with the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival and is glad to be returning.

Ms. Chapman-Smith has performed a wide variety of operatic roles, including Lily (Porgy and Bess) with Lyric Opera of Chicago, as Liu (Turandot) with Opera Birmingham, Mr. Huebner noted that Ms. Chapman-Smith “sang passionately in the tear-jerking Act 1 aria, ‘Signore, ascolta,’ her final high pianissimo notes suspended in pure beauty.” Ms. Chapman-Smith has also sung Gianetta (The Gondoliers), First Lady (The Magic Flute), and Clara (Porgy and Bess) with Opera Delaware, Nedda (I Pagliacci) with Sycamore Opera, and the Handmaiden 1 (Turandot), The Cousin (Madama Butterfly), Solo Gospel Quartet (Coffin in Egypt), and Solo voice for a commissioned piece by Lembit Beecker titled I Have No Story to Tell all with Opera Philadelphia.

Ms. Chapman-Smith has also been a soloist with leading orchestras and choral groups, performing with West Shore Symphony and Memphis Symphony (Home for The Holidays), Colorado Symphony (Opera of The Rocks), Charlotte Symphony (Holiday Concert), Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, Ursinus College, and Orquestra Sinfonica Municipal de Caracas to name a few.