Celia Zambon (Voice)
“Beautiful”, “silvery voice” and “real artistry” are often used to describe French Coloratura Soprano Célia Zambon.
Dr. Zambon holds a doctorate degree from the University of Oklahoma (“OU”), where she received many performance and academic awards, including the Benton-Schmidt Vocal Scholarship and the Hoving Endowed Doctoral Fellowship. She also performed with the OU Opera Theatre for many years, in roles such as Despina in Così fan tutte, Rosina in The Barber of Seville, Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute, and the title role in Lakmé.
While a Voice Fellow at the Music Academy of the West for two consecutive summers, she sang the role of Philine in Mignon and was honored at the Marilyn Horne Foundation Song Competition, which gave her the opportunity to sing for Maestro James Levine, in The Song Continues… master class series, at Carnegie Hall.
Dr. Zambon often performs in the Oklahoma community with such companies as Cimarron Opera, Scissortail Productions Inc., and the Enid Symphony Orchestra. She has extensive experience singing in opera productions, recitals, and concerts, in both solo and ensemble settings. For the past twelve years, she has been, and continues to be, a section leader and soloist at the First Presbyterian Church of Norman.
Dr. Zambon’s love of performing is balanced by a passion for teaching. A level III certified “Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method” teacher, she believes in a holistic approach to singing, encouraging awareness, self-discovery and self-confidence through the process of making sound.
Dr. Zambon recently joined the voice faculty of the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. She is a member of the Mu Phi Epsilon Professional Music Fraternity and of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.