Soprano Natalie Eccleston is a native of Boston and currently sings in the New York area. This season she makes her company debut with Opera Oggi as Papagena in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. Natalie graduated from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with her Bachelor and Master’s degrees in voice performance. While there, she performed the roles of First Spirit in Die Zauberflöte, Young Vixen in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, Miles in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, and Gasparina in Haydn’s La Canterina. In 2010, Natalie Performed scenes with the New England Conservatory Summer Opera Studio as Ilia in Mozart’s Idomeneo and Elisetta in Cimarosa’s il matrimonio segreto. Other scene performances include Sophie from Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier and Second Niece from Britten’s Peter Grimes. Natalie’s oratorio work includes performing the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Vesperae solennes. In 2010 Natalie received second place in the CCM Baur Scholarship Competition and in 2007 and 2006 received third place in the Peter Elvins Vocal Competition and Brookline Music School Classical Voice Competition respectively.