Soprano Constance Hauman, a native of Toledo, Ohio, studied music and political science at Northwestern University and is an alumna of the Interlochen Center for the Arts. In 1986 she sang Ariel in the Des Moines world premiere of Lee Holby’s opera The Tempest, and ten gears later she repeated the role in her Dallas Opera debut. In 1990 she came to international prominence as Cunegonde in Bernstein’s Candide, in a complete concert performance with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer at the Barbican Centre. She made her New York debut in 1987 as Adele in New York City Opera’s production of Richard Strauss’s Fledermaus. She has given recitals in Los Angeles and New York of songs by refugee composers from Nazi Germany and Austria and has appeared in a program entitled Kurt Weill’s Berlin.