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 Events

Master's Degree Recital

at the Eastman School of Music


Performed in Kilbourn Hall

December 2, 2022

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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

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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

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Winner of Friends of Eastman Opera Voice Competition 

at the Eastman School of Music

 

Adjudicated by Darren K. Woods

Performed in Kilbourn Hall

February 18, 2022

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