Trudy Hines Fuller is a highly respected vocal teacher who has performed with some of the largest opera companies in the United States. As a mezzo soprano, she has appeared with the Houston Grand Opera and taken on the role of Rosina and Bertha in the Lyric Opera of Chicago's production of The Barber of Seville. She has also earned leading roles with the Columbia (S.C.) Lyric Opera, the Brevard (N.C.) Music Center, the Albuquerque (N.M.) Opera Theatre and the Four Corners Opera.
As an oratorio and concert soloist, Fuller has sung the Verdi Requiem, the Brahms Alto Rhapsody, Handel's Messiah, and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Her performances have come under the direction of Robert Shaw at the Brevard Music Center and Peter Rickett of the Greenville (S.C.) Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Fuller has appeared as a soloist with the Hendersonville (N.C.) Symphony Orchestra.
Fuller has collaborated with the following conductors, coaches and teachers: Darleen Kliewer-Britton, Hermanus Baer, Kurt Herbert Adler, Valentino Barcellesi, Bruno Bartoletti, Richard Boynge, Giulio Favario, Ivy Beard, Tito Gobbi, Lorenzo Malfatti, Jean Pierre Ponelle, John Pritchard, Nicolo Rescigno, Giuseppe Ruisi, Italo Tajo, Robert Shaw, Henry Janiec, Bingham Vick and Peter Rickett.
At Furman, Fuller is one of the school's leading voice teachers. In 2003, she received the Alester G. Furman, Jr., and Janie Earle Furman Award for Meritorious Teaching.
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