Mezzo-soprano Crystal Behan earned a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance at Hope College and a Master of Music degree, also in vocal performance, at The Ohio State University. Her teachers have included Robin Rice, Eileen Davis, and Margaret Kennedy-Dygas. She has performed in master classes for Ruth Drucker and Richard Miller. Behan has performed major roles in numerous operas, operettas, and musicals, including Ohio State’s production of Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea and Southern Ohio Light Opera’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers. From 2005 to 2011 she was a member of Opera Columbus’s professional chorus and worked with their education and outreach program.
As a soloist, Ms. Behan has premiered works at the Port Clinton Performing Arts Festival and particularly enjoys singing German Lieder. She has been teaching at Wittenberg since 2015.