is a versatile singer who performs repertoire from Baroque opera
and oratorio to contemporary music. Trained in the United States
and Europe, she appears regularly in solo recital, with symphony
orchestras, and often at major music festivals on both continents.
has developed a niche for herself in the oratorios and sacred works
of Bach, Brahms, Haydn, Handel, Mendelssohn, Mozart, and Schubert.
Acclaimed for her performances of Handel and Mozart operas, she
is also recognized for her skill as an interpreter of contemporary
chamber music and has given several premieres.
Colton has been a featured soloist with such organizations as the
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Houston Symphony,
Göttingen Handel Festival, Indianapolis Symphony, Milwaukee
Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Casals Festival in Puerto Rico, Brooklyn
Academy of Music, Boston Lyric Opera, Carmel Bach Festival, Boston
Early Music Festival, Washington Bach Consort, Santa Barbara Chamber
Orchestra, Pro Musica, and the Bethlehem Bach Festival. Among the
conductors with whom Ms. Colton has worked are Helmuth Rilling,
Seiji Ozawa, Nicholas McGegan, John Nelson, Heiichiro Ohyama, Harry
Bicket, Paul Goodwin, J. Reilly Lewis, John Harbison, Greg Funfgeld,
and Bruno Weil.
Colton's discography includes recordings for Koch, Boston Records,
and Stereophile labels. She also recorded two solo CD's : Le
Charme, a collection of French art songs, and He Brought
Me Roses, 25 Lieder by Joseph Marx.