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Gwen Paker is an award-winning soprano equally at home on the operatic stage and in the concert hall. While studying at the Eastman School of Music with Professor Robert Swensen, Gwen won first prize in the 2022 Friends of Eastman Opera Voice Competition and the 2019 Eastman Voice Department Concerto Competition. An avid performer of opera, Gwen made her professional operatic debut as Gertrude Stein in Thomson’s The Mother of Us All with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and has starred in several productions with Eastman Opera Theatre. 

Recent & Upcoming Events

Soloist in Spotlight on Faculty: FEARless Voices

with The Hochstein School

Performed in the Hochstein Performance Hall

November 10, 2023

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Hanne (Soprano Soloist) in The Seasons

by Joseph Haydn

with the Finger Lakes Choral Festival

Performed in the Hochstein Performance Hall

July 23, 2023

Dr. Nora Lear in Lear On The Second Floor

by Anthony Davis

with Eastman Opera Theatre

Conducted by Timothy Long, directed by Steve Daigle

Performed in Kilbourn Hall

November 3-6, 2022

Léontine in L'amant anonyme

with Eastman Opera Theatre

Conducted by Wilson Southerland, directed by James Kenon Mitchell

Performed in the Black Box Theater

April 30 and May 1, 2022