B.M., Immaculate Heart College, 1980; University of Southern California, 1982; Master's Program in Drama Therapy, NYU
While touring the U.S. as a Community Concert artist from 1994-1997, Alba Quezada conducted master classes in most of the cities in which she performed. She is presently an Artist-in-Residence at the Marlborough School in Los Angeles.
Ms. Quezada has performed principal roles with regional opera and musical theater companies throughout the United States, including Houston Grand Opera, Brooklyn Academy of Music, American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, American Music Theater Festival in Philadelphia, Piano Summer Festival in New Paltz, Teatro Tivoli in Barcelona and on Broadway. Last fall she appeared with Chicago’s Fulcrum Point Orchestra in the title role of Robert Rodriguez’s opera, Frida Kahlo. This winter she returns to Chicago to sing in the solo opera, La Voix Humaine at De Paul University.
Her concert work includes performances throughout the U.S. and Europe, with recitals in Spain, France, Switzerland, and the French West Indies. Last fall, Ms. Quezada performed and recorded Exagonos (Cambria Music label) by the late Mexican composer, Carlos Chavez, with the South West Chamber Music Orchestra.
Ms. Quezada has worked in television, radio, and film. Film credits include: Yes, Giorgio! with Luciano Pavarotti, and For Heaven’s Sake, a student film Academy Award Winner in 1982.
She lives in Manhattan with her 2 daughters and documentary filmmaker husband, John Bloomgarden, son of the legendary Broadway producer, Kermit Bloomgarden.