Beth Largent

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Mezzo soprano Beth Largent has been teaching throughout New England since her return from Germany in 1999. Largent holds a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from the New England Conservatory, a master's degree in opera performance from the Curtis Institute of Music, and a diploma from the Opera Center of the Juilliard School of Music. She specializes in teaching students who wish to pursue music as their lives' work in either musical theater performance, classical performance, music education, or music therapy.

A multifaceted mezzo-soprano, Largent is a successful and highly regarded singer, director, teacher, and opera producer. She has sung with numerous opera companies both here and abroad including the Des Moines Metro Opera, the Santa Fe Opera, the Glimmerglass opera company, Cape Cod Opera, and the Pittsburgh Opera. A most remarkable engagement included her performing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera over 970 times in Hamburg, Germany. Her many roles include Carmen (Carmen), Hansel (Hansel and Gretel), Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte), and Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), along with numerous Gilbert and Sullivan “maids of all work." Equally at home on the concert stage, she has recently performed with the Masterworks Chorale (Durufle’s Requiem) and the Plymouth Philharmonic (Mozart’s Requiem) as well as numerous concerts with Opera by the Bay and Cape Cod Opera. She has been Voice Department chair at South Shore Conservatory, and built the department over 20 years to be a thriving center for singers of all ages and abilities. She loves the passion and drive of Berklee singers!

Career Highlights
  • Performances as Swing and Madame Giry in Das Phantom der Oper (Phantom of the Opera, Lloyd Webber) in Hamburg Germany
  • Curtis Institute of Music, 100% scholarship conservatory, M.M. in opera performance
  • M.M., the Curtis Institute of Music, opera performance
  • B.M., New England Conservatory of Music, vocal performance
  • Diploma, the Opera Center of the Juilliard School of Music, opera performance
In Their Own Words

"In my classes, students will learn how to care for their instrument, how to be free and confident and will find their own, one-of-a-kind, unique sound. They will learn to listen to their instruments to ensure the longevity of their voice, and will find freedom and joy in singing! Students will learn a classic technique in which they can sing ANY style of music with ease."

"As an active performer, I understand the needs of singers who wish to perform and tell their own unique story. As a teacher, I bring my performance experience and knowledge to the studio to help empower singers to be their very best."