Coral Walterman has established herself as a leading soprano in the Pacific Northwest. She has appeared with opera companies and orchestras throughout the region. Most recently she has sung as the soprano soloist in the Brahms Requiem with the Olympia Symphony Orchestra. With the Cascadia Concert Opera Coral has sung the roles of Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Mrs. Ford in the Merry Wives of Windsor and Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte.  She also has appeared with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in their performance of Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and she sang the role of Anna with Vancouver Symphony in Puccini's Le Villi.  Coral has sung Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor with the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra and she has also performed with the Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra in their a performance of Richard Strauss’s Vier Letzte Lieder and their concert presentation of highlights from Verdi's Otello as Desdemona.  As a guest artist with the Astoria Music Festival, she appeared with baritone Richard Zeller in their Sopranos concert. Other appearances have been with Oregon Ballet Theater in Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Portland Chamber Orchestra in Thomas Svoboda’s work Returns for Symphony and Soprano. She has performed the role of Rosalinde with Opera Theater Corvallis and with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra.


Additional roles include Vespina with Portland Chamber Orchestra in Haydn’s opera L’Infedeltà Delusa and Susannah in Susannah with Opera Theater Corvallis in Carlisle Floyd’s American Opera.  She has been featured with both the Portland Symphonic Choir and the Eugene Concert Choir as soprano soloist in Mozart’s Grand Mass in C minor and with the Bravo Vancouver Concert Series in Handel’s Messiah. With Cannon Beach Chorale at the Oregon coast she has performed Haydn’s Mass in Time of War. She was a member of San Diego Opera Chorus for three seasons.




upcoming events


     Hymn Sing

May 20, 2017 6:00pm~Presented by Portland Singing Christmas Tree      

New Hope Community Church

11731 SE Stevens Rd, Happy Valley, OR


Portland Singing Christmas Tree

Friday, November 24 @ 2:00pm

Saturday, November 25 @ 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Sunday, November 26 @1:00pm

Thursday, November 30@ 7:30pm

Friday, December 1 @ 7:30pm

Saturday, December 2 @ 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Sunday, December 3 @ 1:00pm



May 18th, 2018~Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra

Portland First United Methodist Church

Dramatic Soprano Arias

Steven Byess conducting






Recent events


Brahms Requiem-Olympia Symphony Orchestra

What a privilege to perform with Huw Edwards, Charles Robert Stephens and the much acclaimed Olympia Symphony Orchestra in April.  The choir consisted of two choirs made up of the Olympia Choral Society and the Timberline High School Symphonic Choir both prepared by Terrance Robert Bernard Shaw.  The audience gave us a very warm and exuberant response as we performed in the beautiful Washington Center for the Performing Arts.

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Handel's Messiah-St. Mark church

It's always an absolute joy to sing my favorite oratorio right before Christmas every year and Carol-Stewart-Smith, the music director at St. Mark's, has been so gracious to extend this opportunity to me for a few years now.  This year I got to sing with James Schmidt (tenor), Michael Barnes (piano), Jennifer Gill (mezzo), and Paul Wonderful (bass).  Singing in The Messiah always reminds me of the true meaning of Christmas and it's one of my most beloved annual traditions.




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