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Wendelin Lockett
(Mother Abbess) - Wendelin is glad to be back on the stage after enjoying the last 19 months being 'momma' to her daughter Hannah.  Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Wendelin moved with her husband Brian to Wisconsin from San Diego, in 2002. Prior to that, she lived and performed in Boston and New York City. While in Boston, she received her Master's Degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music.

Wendelin has performed in numerous operas, operettas and musicals with the Sarasota Opera Company, Central City Opera Company, Chautauqua Opera Company, Brown Opera Company, Longwood Opera Company, the Moonlight Amphitheater, Paper Mill Playhouse, and the North Shore Music Theater. Some of her favorite roles include the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro, Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, Jenny Lind in Barnum, Guilietta in The Tales of Hoffmann, the First Lady in Die Zauberflote, and Lady Thiang in The King & I.

Ms. Lockett's concert work includes performances as soloist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, San Diego Chamber Chorale, Concordia University in Irvine, the Fall River Symphony Orchestra, the Newton Choral Society in Boston, the Wionna Concert Series, the Masterworks Chorale in Boston, the Monadnock Musical Festival and a variety of concerts and recitals throughout Wisconsin and Southern California. She has also performed in a number of concerts with the New York Choral Artists in concert with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Little Orchestra Society-Orpheum Chorale, and the Handel & Haydn Society.

In August, she will be returning to New York City to record a number of songs by composer/arranger David Freidman.  In her spare time, she enjoys playing softball and teaches 40 voice and piano students.