A native of Rochester, NY, mezzo-soprano Pamela Torrey has found a home in performing twentieth and twenty-first century repertoire on both the operatic and concert stages. Ms. Torrey has sung the titular role in L’enfant et les sortilèges and has performed the world premieres of three separate pieces as a part of the Cleveland Institute of Music’s New Music Series. In addition to these performances, she has been seen as Mother Bayard in Hindemith’s The Long Christmas Dinner, Grace Ansley in Roman Fever by Robert Ward, the Cuckoo in Ottorino Respighi’s rarely heard La bella dormente nel bosco, Sally in A Hand of Bridge, Don Ramiro in Mozart's La finta giardiniera and Meg March in Little Women.
In addition to her singing work, Ms. Torrey is heavily involved in the business and arts communities of Chicago. She is the Co-Founder and Director of Operations and Finances for the Chicago Vocal Arts Consortium, an organization dedicated to providing resources to singers as they prepare for their professional careers. She has also served as an advisor to performing arts organizations and a stage manager in Chicago.
Ms. Torrey holds a Master of Music in Voice Performance degree from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University in voice where she studied with Jonita Lattimore. Prior to her move to Chicago, she received a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance with academic Honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with Dean Southern.