Maxwell PorterfieldMaxwell Porterfield is a spirited crowd favorite and a passionate performer! She made her professional debut as Papagena in Sparkling City Light Opera’s production of The Magic Flute in 2010. Her most recent professional performance was as Despina in Opera del West’s production of Così fan tutte. Her roles at the Moores Opera Center include The Magic Flute as Pamina, Il cappello di paglia di Firenze as La Modista, Le Nozze di Figaro as Barbarina and in Daniel Catán’s Salsipuedes as La China.

Ms. Porterfield performed with Spotlight on Opera in Austin for two years. Her roles with Spotlight on Opera include Despina in Così fan tutte (2012), La Novizia in Suor Angelica (2012), Frasquita in Carmen (2011) and Nannetta (cv) in Falstaff (2011). In 2012 she was the Third Place winner at Sparkling City Light Opera’s Emerging Artist Competition and in 2013 she performed in the Final Concert at the Classical Singer Competition in Boston. She has also given a Benefit Recital in the Corpus Christi Bay area to raise money for Imagine No Malaria. Ms. Porterfield graduated this year with her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Houston and will continue her studies in performance at the University of Tennessee for her Master’s Degree this fall.