Adriana Zabala

Mezzo- soprano Adriana Zabala created the title role in the world premiere of Sister Carrie, as well as roles in the premieres of Doubt (which was recently broadcast on PBS’ Great Performances), Dinner at Eight, and The Manchurian Candidate, Volpone, and Steal a Pencil for Me. She recently debuted with San Diego Opera Florencia en el Amazonas, returned to Madison Opera for the same piece, performed in the new opera Fellow Travelers, reprised her signature role of Cherubino, and made her debut with the Berkshire Opera Festival as the Composer in Ariadne Auf Naxos. Ms. Zabala has been a soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the New Jersey, Jerusalem, Virginia, and Jacksonville Symphonies, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and has appeared in recital at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Wolf Trap, with the Source Song Festival, The New York Festival of Song, and the Salzburg Chamber Music Series, among many other organizations and venues. Recent and forthcoming recordings include Sister Carrie, Durey Rediscovered, Le Dernier Sorcier, and previously unrecorded song cycles of Dominick Argento. Upcoming and recent engagements also include Le Nozze di Figaro with Opera Colorado, the world premiere of Paola Prestini and Mark Campbell’s The Miraculous Adventure of Edward Tulane, Orestes in La Belle Hélène with the Lakes Area Music Festival, Mary in Fellow Travelers with Madison Opera, Miss Jessel in The Turn of the Screw with On Site Opera in New York City, Beethoven’s Mass in C with Phoenix Symphony, and numerous recitals, including with the Cincinnati Song Initiative. Ms. Zabala was an apprentice at Santa Fe, Seattle, and Wof Trap, is an alumna of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and was a Fulbright Scholar at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. She is a proud member of the voice faculty at the University of Minnesota.

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