Soprano Betsy Uschkrat isa two-time Regional Finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and winner of several operatic competitions including Mobile Opera’s 2016 Competition, Shreveport Opera’s 2009 Singer of the Year, Birmingham Opera’s 2009 Competition, and the Fielder Grant. Past performances include The Kennedy Center in Washington D. C., New Orleans Opera, Opera Idaho, Des Moines Metro Opera, Shreveport Opera, Pensacola Opera, and Opéra Louisiane. Past roles include the title characters of Susannah, Manon, Roméo et Juliette, as well as Carmen (Michaela), Dialogues of the Carmelites (Blanche), Don Giovanni (Donna Anna), L’elisir d’more (Adina), Die Zauberflüte (Pamina), Tabasco (Fatima) and Carousel (Julie Jordan). Ms. Uschkrat is a graduate of the University of Houston, Indiana University and Louisiana State University. She competed in the Miss America Pageant as Miss Indiana 2006.