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Vanessa Tompkins is establishing herself as an opera and musical theatre soprano soloist, as well as a lead actress and music teacher. To highlight this versatility, Vanessa has appeared as a soprano soloist and lead actress on television, while her music students successfully win awards in local competitions under her direction. As a soprano soloist, Vanessa has presented three solo concerts with Artistic Director of Opera Tampa, Robin Stamper, appeared on FOX 13's 2019 Christmas Special, premiered select songs by Hollywood film composer Patrick Cassidy, and has sung duets with Broadway's Franc D'Ambrosio, the "Iron Man of the Mask". Vanessa has also performed with members of the Naples Philharmonic as the soprano soloist for various oratorios and Masses. Just recently, she completed a full season with the Opera Tampa Singers and Opera Tampa. Her operatic and musical theatre credits include Susanna (The Marriage of Figaro), Yum-Yum (The Mikado), and Kate (Kiss Me Kate). As an actress, Vanessa has performed the roles of Rosalind (Shakespeare's - As You Like It), Beatrice (Shakespeare's - Much Ado About Nothing), and Lorraine Sheldon (The Man Who Came to Dinner). Her acting repertoire has included short films, web series, tv series and commercials with litewave media and Gabriel's Messenger Films. Vanessa currently serves as a cantor for Christ the King Church, and continues to be sought after as a soprano soloist for special events, weddings and funerals. She has taught music since 2014 and has had the great privilege of watching her students grow as people and musicians. Vanessa looks forward to continuing her musical journey with family, friends, and people like you.
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