As a first-year Resident Artist, soprano Mary Evelyn Hangley appears as Woglinde in Das Rheingold, Miss Copeland in Dinner at Eight, and Musetta in La bohème. This summer she will be at The Glimmerglass Festival covering the role of Eleonora in Donizetti's rarely heard L’assedio di Calais and performing as Ellen in Oklahoma!.
In summer 2016, she was a participant in San Francisco Opera’s prestigious Merola Opera Program, singing #2 in Conrad Susa’s Transformations and performing scenes as Anna Bolena, Atalanta in Serse and as the title role in Arabella.
Previously, Ms. Hangley was an apprentice artist at Sarasota Opera and she also had the unique opportunity to perform Frau Fluth in Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor in Weimar Germany. She has been seen at the Janiec Opera Company, singing Micaëla in La tragédie de Carmen and Steampunk in the world premiere of Michael Ching’s Speed Dating Tonight!.
Ms. Hangley received her master of music in vocal performance from Florida State University, where she has sung Juliette in Roméo et Juliette, Bea in Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers, and Mary Willis in Carlisle Floyd’s Cold Sassy Tree. In concert, Ms. Hangley has been the soprano soloist in Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Mass in C minor, and Schubert’s Mass in C major.