Erica Papillion-Posey Now Represented by Fort Worth Talent

(Denver, CO – September 18) – Recent semi-finalist in the 2014 Paris Opera Awards, Erica Papillion-Posey, dubbed by the Denver Weekly News as “…a living tribute and testimony to the memory of the great Ms. Marian Anderson, the legendary opera superstar and African-American trailblazer” is delighted to announce she has signed with Fort Worth Talent for exclusive global representation.

EPP ChairIn addition to engaging Ms. Papillion-Posey for ongoing opera, oratorio, and concert engagements, Fort Worth Talent will collaborate with the artist to develop a groundbreaking new concert series. The first of which, The Salon, Reimagined Tour, will debut in 2015 and will be performed throughout Europe and the United States.

“I am absolutely ecstatic to be joining the Fort Worth Talent Family. They share and support the vision: my dream for artistic development and creative output with sound management.” Ms. Papillion-Posey remarked on the new partnership. “We will be operating on a grand scale in coordinating a series of themed tours that are uniquely designed to my gifts and passion. I couldn’t be more excited for this new relationship and what is to come.”

Fort Worth Talent is a full-service boutique artist management and talent agency headquartered in the heart of Fort Worth, Texas. Selectively representing child, teen, and adult actors, singers, and models – locally, nationally, and internationally – Fort Worth Talent prides itself on taking a personalized, creative approach with each artist. With more than 100 years of combined professional industry experience, Fort Worth Talent has the resources, leadership, organization, and creative skills to help artists achieve their goals and surpass their expectations.

“Ms. Papillion-Posey is a unique tour de force, her exceptional artistry, passion, and charisma partnered with her keen business sense and her entourage of global followers demand an international showcase for the fashionista chanteuse.” LK Fletcher, CEO of Fort Worth Talent remarked on the newly inked alliance. “Fort Worth Talent’s unique experience and knowledge of the music, fashion, and entertainment industry and our established presence in the industry in Europe and the United States are uniquely positioned to support the shared vision of Erica Papillion-Posey and Fort Worth Talent.”

A complete list of Erica Papillion-Posey’s events follows, and additional information may be found at

September 27
Denver, Colorado
King at the Opera presents “Souls of the Soil”
In collaboration with Clayton G. Williams
Mila Startsev, piano/ Andy Sharp, piano

New York, New York
Emanuel A.M.E. Church “Souls of the Soil”
In collaboration with Clayton G. Williams

November 8
Miami, Florida
Miami Lyric Opera
Bizet: Carmen (title role)
Jeff Eckstein, conductor
Philip Alongi (Don Jose); Giancarlo Brunet(Escamillo);Roseanne Ackerley(Micaëla)

December 19
Lake Charles, Louisiana
St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church presents “Souls of the Soil”
In collaboration with Clayton G. Williams

December 21

Lake Charles, Louisiana
Jazz in the Arts
Chester Diagle, piano; Jay Ecker, upright bass; James Bill, drums;
Silvia Hankins, percussion; Jeff Simon, guitar

About Erica Papillion-Posey

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In 2013, mezzo-soprano Erica Papillion-Posey made her professional North American debut in what has become her signature role of Carmen, where she, “…. captured Carmen’s slinky sexiness, radiating allure and trouble… She had the vocal power to sing a soft, seductive “Habanera” in a hall-filling, rounded voice, lingering over the phrases as the men in the square watched. She snapped off the Spanish-style ornaments of the “Seguidilla”, and was especially compelling in the lower register, where Carmen’s sultriness comes through…” [South Florida Classical Review]. After being hailed as, “… the best Carmen this city has seen in decades” [El Nuovo Herald] the Miami Lyric Opera has engaged Ms. Papillion-Posey for another performance of Carmen in November 2014.

Following sold out performances in Louisiana and Colorado, Ms. Papillion-Posey most recently embarked on a European recital tour entitled Souls of the Soil in collaboration with baritone, Clayton Graves Williams. The overwhelming popularity of the program, which features an eclectic array of American music, compelled the duo to schedule additional performances throughout Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan, and New York during 2014.

In 2010, Ms. Papillion-Posey made her international operatic debut as Zia Principessa
in Suor Angelica at the Tuscia Opera Festival, under the baton of maestro Stefano Vignati. The demand for her “wonderful voice… full of grace and sensuality” [El Nuevo Herald] and her fierce commitment to character keeps European audiences coming back for more. Memorable European performances include the title role of Carmen, the Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte both with the TusciaOpera Festival, Annina in La Traviata with Teatro Kizmet Opera, and Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro with Siena Opera.

Stateside, Ms. Papillion-Posey’s notable roles include her portrayal of Princess Akara in the world premiere of The Lady or the Tiger, an adaptation of Frank Stockton’s beloved short story by composers Cherise Leiter and Leanna Kirchoff. Ms. Papillion-Posey’s “purely exciting and rich voice” [Arte & Musica Magazine] was also featured as Babain The Medium, Dorabella in Cosi fan Tutte, and in the title role in The Rape of Lucretia.

A prolific concert artist and recitalist, Ms. Papillion-Posey’s repertoire includes performances of Handel’s Messiah, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater under the direction of Timothy Léon in Tarquinia, Civita di Bagnoregio, Castilione, Capranica and Ronciglione in addition to several solo recitals.

Most recently, Ms. Papillion-Posey was named a semi-finalist in the Paris Opera Awards. Last year, Ms. Papillion-Posey was named a Continuo Arts, Milton Cross Young Artists Winner after being named the organization’s Rising Star Young Artists Winner in
2012. Other accolades and awards include first andsecond place winner of the Vocal Arts Competition of Colorado, respectively in 2005 and 2006, International Lyric Academy of Rome e Viterbo Award, AMICI of Denver Scholarship, Dante Alighieri Music Scholarship Competition, Jeff Bradley Music Scholarship Fund, E. Stoddard Young Endowment Scholarship, Stratton Faulhaber Scholarship, Coulter Norbloom Scholarship Grant and Joseph Docksey Career Development Fund Award.

Ms. Papillion-Posey earned a Master of Music degree and Advanced Certificate in Vocal Performance (both with honors and distinction) from the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music. She also holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Metropolitan University of Denver. She currently studies with renowned mezzo- soprano Grace Bumbry.

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