Sally Rose Bates

SALLY ROSE BATES, mezzo-soprano, earned a Masters Degree in Vocal Performance from the Georgia State University with a full scholarship and stipend to attend and an Undergraduate Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater also with a scholarship to study. In addition, she has studied piano for twenty years to also include collegiate studies as well as accompanying choirs and soloists. Sally has performed numerous lead vocal roles including, Marcellina (Marriage of Figaro), Zita (Gianni Schicchi), Sister Miriam (The Three Hermits), Lola (Gallantry), Edith (Pirates of Penzance), and Miss Jones (How to Succeed in Business), which are just some of her most recent career highlights. Sally has been a featured soloist and performer in the La Musica Lirica Opera Festivals in Urbania and Nova Feltria, Italy during 2003-2007. She has sung at Carnegie Hall with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Overture Center with Madison Opera, Rialto Theatre with Georgia State Opera, Conant Theatre with Capital City Opera, Cole Auditorium, Reinhardt University’s Falany Performing Arts  Center  and  Douglass  Theatre  with  Peach  State  Opera  as  well  as  the  Stoughton Opera Company  in  Wisconsin  just  to  name  a  few.  In  2010  Sally  won  the  prestigious  NATS  1st  place award  in  the  Advanced  Adult  Women  category. In 2011 she was a Finalist in the worldwide renowned American’s Traditions Competition. Sally performs with Atlanta Opera at the Cobb Energy Center as well as frequently throughout the greater Atlanta area to include many solo church  appearances. She also  does  singing TV tapings for Channel 6 at AIB Studios with Hal Brady Ministries.