Soprano SHANA BLAKE HILL, who joined Los Angeles Opera’s Resident Artist program in the 2000/2001 season, graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and received her master’s degree from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. Hill made her Los Angeles Opera debut in the 1997-98 season, when she stepped in as a cover to sing the role of Rosalba in Florenzia en el Amazonas. She made her formal Los Angeles Opera debut as Kätchen in Werther the next season. Hill also debuted in 1998 with Long Beach Opera as the Young Prostitute in that company’s critically acclaimed production of From the House of the Dead. She made her East Coast debut in the 1999/2000 season as Mimì in La bohèmewith Durham Triangle Opera, and as a recitalist in a concert of American art song with the Mallarmé Chamber Players in North Carolina. She recently made her debut as a soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Riverside and San Bernardino Symphonies under the baton of Patrick Flynn. Hill’s future engagements include Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte with Durham Triangle Opera and Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi.