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Her Story

Rising young soprano, Paige Gadbois is dazzling audiences with her fiery agility, sparkling high notes, and authenticity of expression.

Passionate about story-telling, Paige brings the notes off the page and life. She reminds the listener that there are some depths of emotion that can only be expressed through the human voice. Paige is currently based in Ann Arbor, Michigan studying with mezzo-soprano Freda Herseth.

Hailed from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Paige started singing before she could talk. She found her home on the operatic stage at Grand Valley where she sang Le feu in Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges as a junior. Paige performed her first leading role as Mary in Highway 1, U.S.A. by William Grant Still in her second semester at the University of Michigan. She found freedom and bloom as her lyric voice soared through Mary's high tessitura and rhythmic intensity. In the summer of 2022, Paige was Sandrina in Mozart's La finta giardiniera with Opera Seme (based in Arezzo, Italy). Her tear-jerking and laughter-inducing performance was met with emphatic praise from an all-Italian audience. Paige has been studying and preparing roles such as Zerlina (Don Giovanni, Mozart); Susannah (Susannah, Carlisle Floyd), Laetitia (The Old Maid and the Thief, Menotti).


Praised for her, "touching, preternatural sense of phrasing," Ms. Gadbois adores exploring poetry through Art Song, especially symbolism in mélodie. Paige is a also a soulful interpreter of jazz standards. She joined a funk band while in Ann Arbor, singing a variety of styles in the funk, jazz, soul, RnB, and gospel idiom. She collaborated with saxophonist and jazz arranger, Tommy Pancy and his 13-piece jazz band to perform a show-stopping jazz set.

Paige holds a Bachelor of Music from Grand Valley State University and will hold a Master of Music from the University of Michigan in April, 2023. Former teachers include Dr. Rachael Gates and Dr. Alexander Hahn. 

Recent Performances: 

City Called Heaven, Norah Duncan IV
Songs of Solace, a Master's Recital
University of Michigan, Britton Recital Hall
Lydia Qiu, piano
J.S. Bach: Wedding Cantata BWV 202 "Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten" 
Jonathan Krause, oboe
Phoebe Gelzer-Govatos, violin
Joshua Millet, violin
Diego Mieres, viola

Eva Lymenstull, cello and Shuntaro Sugie, harpsichord

Cry me a river by Arthur Hamilton

Fortezza Medicea

OIDA Orchestra, Spazio Seme

“There is a beautiful, touching, preternatural sense of phrasing in this musician. She pays attention to the markings on the page.”

“This woman wants a singing career. She is very well studied.”

NATS Judges

 "Paige has worked intelligently and with great commitment to growing as an artist. She inspired others in class to take risks and follow her example. I believe everyone runs to practice rooms after she performs."

Rachael Gates, DMA

"Exemplary diction. Engaging and interesting without histrionics. Excellent breath support throughout; well-developed technique. Remained engaged and aligned through physical movements. Thank you for your fearless artistry!"

NATS Judges

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