Mezzo-soprano Nadia Fayad is quickly gaining recognition for her rich and earthy sound, with expressive musicality in her lower register.
Ms. Fayad was just recently an apprentice with the Santa Fe Opera, where she covered the role of the Baroness in Barber’s Vanessa and sung in the production of Roméo et Juliette. In the 2015 summer season, Ms. Fayad was a studio artist with Wolf Trap Opera and sung the hilarious role Woman with Hat in Corigliano's Ghosts of Versailles and La Zia in Puccini's Madame Butterfly.
Nadia recently received a Masters of Music from Rice University, where she performed the leading role Hänsel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Melantho in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria, and Hippolyta in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She received her bachelor’s degree at the Eastman School of Music, where she sang the roles of Madame de Croissy in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, Mrs. Jones in Weill’s Street Scene, and Medoro in Handel’s Orlando. Nadia is an alumna of Minnesota Opera's Project Opera.
Previous credits for her concert work include the Bach Magnificat with the Rice Chorale and the Brahms Alto Rhapsody with the Eastman Symphony Orchestra and Rochester Chorus.
In the upcoming 2016–2017 season, Ms. Fayad will be joining Minnesota Opera as a resident artist performing Gertrude in Roméo et Juliette, Flosshilde in Das Rheingold, Cloe in Diana's Garden, and Tina in the world premiere of Dinner at Eight by William Bolcom and Mark Campbell.
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