“She delivered her music powerfully and skillfully, and possibly carried away the evening’s top vocal honors.” — PGH in the Round
The 2022/23 season marks Ms. Gotimer’s exciting return to Arizona Opera for her grand debut in the title role of Tosca. She then makes her Dallas Opera debut as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte and joins Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Program, where she covers Tosca. In the 2023/24 season, she debuts as Juliette in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette with Arizona Opera.
In her residency with the Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio, Ms. Gotimer made main stage debuts in Carmen (Micaëla), Così fan tutte (Fiordiligi), and A Little Night Music (Mrs. Anderssen). During her tenure as a resident artist with Pittsburgh Opera, she appeared as the title role in Handel’s Alcina, Elettra in a reimagining of Mozart’s Idomeneo, and covered Mimì in Puccini’s La bohème.
With Crested Butte Opera Studio, Ms. Gottimer performed as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi and Musetta in La bohème. Other roles in Ms. Gotimer’s repertoire include the title role in Suor Angelica, Magda in La Rondine, Nedda in I Pagliacci, and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte.
In concert, Ms. Gotimer was a soloist in Mozart’s Requiem in D minor at the Festival Songe d’été en musique in Québec and Bach’s Missa Brevis in F with Binghamton University. A champion of new works, she has appeared in Hilliard and Boresi’s The Last American Hammer (Tink Enraught), Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied (Older Alyce), and Conrad Susa’s Transformations (Anne Sexton).
Amongst her career achievements, Ms. Gotimer holds high honors and top awards in various competitions globally. She won two top awards in the YPO/Florida Grand Opera Voice Competition, Third Prize at the 2019 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions’ Great Lakes Region, after receiving the Marianne Cornetti Award in the Pittsburgh District and an Encouragement Award in Cincinnati in 2016. She was a semi-finalist in both the 2022 Vincero Competition and the 2020 Houston Grand Opera Eleanor McCollum Competition, a finalist in the 2020 Pittsburgh Festival Opera’s Mildred Miller Competition, the Second Prize and Audience Favorite Award winner at the 2017 Opera Guild of Dayton Competition, the recipient of the Italo Tajo Award in CCM’s 2017 Corbett Competition, and the winner of the 2015 National Biennial Collegiate Voice Competition hosted by NFMC.
Ms. Gotimer holds an Artist Diploma in Opera from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she also earned a Master of Music degree. She received her Bachelor of Music in Voice from Binghamton University.