Soprano who graduated from South Philadelphia High School in 1976 and furthered her education at the University of the Arts in The City of Brotherly Love.
In 1983, she appeared on a recording of Giuseppe Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra, in which she played the part of Un’ancella. A decade later, she embodied the role of Gianetta in The Savoy Company’s production of The Gondoliers.
She has also been very active with the Concert Operetta Theater. Roles include Coralie in The Count of Luxembourg, Sylva Varescu in The Gypsy Princess, and Wilhelmina (Wimple) Kuhbrot in The Cousin from Batavia.
Other groups with which she has worked include the Amici Opera Company, the Harrisburg Opera, The Main Line Opera Guild, and The Philadelphia Singers.
She and her husband, James Longacre, started up their own company, Touch of Classics, and perform throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding area. During Christmastime, they comprise one half of a vocal quartet known as The Victorian Carolers.
Dorothy and James have both served on the faculties of the Haddonfield School of Performing Arts and the Milton Hershey School. She also maintains a private vocal studio.
Here she is performing “Ha! Du find di kostlich” by Franz Lehar with her husband James Longacre….