Ilana Lubitsch's brilliant, high soprano cuts the orchestra with ease carrying a sizable voice to match her feisty stage presence. Among Ilana's operatic credits are appearances as Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte, Mme Lidoine in Dialogues des Carmélites, Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring, Adina in L’elisir d’amore and Zerlina in Don Giovanni. Concert appearances include Handel's Messiah, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate, Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayer and Richard Strauss’s Brentano Lieder among others. Ilana has appeared as guest artist with the Breckenridge Music Festival, Davidson Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Zwei Groschen Oper, Illinois Symphony, Illinois Opera Theater and chamber groups and recital series in North Carolina and the Southeast.
Ms. Lubitsch is equally comfortable singing lighter repertoire both on stage and in concert. Appearances include, Rizzo in Grease,Ado Annie in Oklahoma!, Dolly in Hello Dolly, Cosette in Les Misérables, Maria in The Sound of Music, and Carrie in Carousel, among others. Additionally, she can be seen performing a combination of opera, operetta and Broadway repertoire as part of the soprano/tenor duo Caro e Cara.
A Chicago native, Ilana received her training at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign under the tutelage of Sylvia Stone, John Wustman and Kurt Klippstatter, where she earned her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Music and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education.
Ms. Lubitsch is the winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Central Regional Auditions and the Krannert Center Concerto Competition. She is an alternate recipient of the Fulbright Grant, and the recipient of the Cook University Fellowship, the Thomas J. Smith Scholarship and the Joseph Schlanger Memorial Opera Award.
Ms. Lubitsch is most proud of her role as mother to her three wonderful children. She teaches voice at Davidson College in Davidson, NC as well as in her private studio in affiliation with Opera Carolina in Charlotte.