She is a soprano and teacher who made her debut with
the San Antonio Festival.
She has since gone on to appear as a soloist and/or
chorus member in operas, concerts, recitals with numerous ensembles and
opera companies that include Amerita Chamber Players, Central City Opera, Main
Line Symphony, Ocean City Pops, Opera Delaware, The Philadelphia Singers
and Tulsa Opera to name some of many.
Her many performances include appearing in Die
Zauberflote and The Fairy Queen staged by the Pennsylvania Opera
Company in 1987 and 1988 respectively and as a soloist at the Pipes
Spectacular! The World’s Largest Organ Concert in 2000 and Sing-Along “Messiah”
at Salem Church, Bethlehem, PA. In 2002.
In the field of musical education she runs a private
studio in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and is a member of the Adjunct Faculty
of the Music Department at Muhlenberg College where she teaches voice.
Philadelphia Singers recordings
Adeste Fidelis (John Francis Wade)
RCA 6559-2-RC (Gloria! Gloria!)
Soprano – Benita Valente
Concerto Soloists Chamber
Orchestra of Philadelphia
Conductor – Michael Korn