Instructor of Voice and Diction, Interlochen Arts Camp
Voice Faculty, Assistant Director of Opera: Carthage College
Arts Concentration Voice Instructor: Lake Forest Academy
Artitst Diploma, Opera Performance, Cleveland Institute of Music; M.M., voice performance, Kent State University; B.M., B.A., vocal performance/music, University of Washington
Peg Cleveland has won acclaim for her warm and dramatic voice in a wide variety of styles. Of her portrayal as Hannah in The Merry Widow, the Cleveland Plain Dealer said,"...her phrases are spun with silver ease as Cleveland almost dares her audience to hum along." Ms. Cleveland sang the role of Sophie in the world premiere of Libby Larsen's opera, Mrs. Dalloway, with Lyric Opera Cleveland.
It was an early debut with the Cleveland Orchestra, as Papagena in Die Zauberflote, that led to other regional opera roles such as Leila in Les Pecheurs de Perles, Serpetta in La Finta Giardiniera, Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance and Konstanze in Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail. Ms. Cleveland most recently performed Mendelssohn's Psalm 42 with Chicago's famed Quintet Atacca and has several other major concert works under her belt. Early tours of musical theater productions such as South Pacific, with Robert Goulet, were her "triple threat" training ground. Today she enjoys programming everything from the art song of Debussy to the Cabaret songs of Goldrich and Heisler, in lecture concerts with her husband, pianist, Tim Plambeck. Recently Ms. Cleveland appeared at New York's Birdland Jazz Club as a guest performer with the Cabaret duo.
Ms. Cleveland is on the voice faculty at Carthage College, where she also serves as assistant director of opera. Her students know her as an energetic and passionate teacher, as well as an Interlochen alum.