As a first-year Resident Artist, soprano Mary Evelyn Hangley appears as Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Woglinde in Das Rheingold, Miss Copeland in William Bolcom and Mark Campbell’s world premiere of Dinner at Eight, and Musetta in La bohème. Most recently, she spent her summer as part of San Francisco Opera’s prestigious Merola Opera Program, singing #2 in Conrad Susa’s Transformations and performing scenes as Atalanta in Serse and as the title role in Arabella.
Previously, Ms. Hangley was an apprentice artist at Sarasota Opera, performing scenes from the roles of Nedda in I pagliacci, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Lida in La battaglia di Legnano, Giselda in I Lombardi, Fioretta in I Medici, and Margarita in Mefistofele. She also had the unique opportunity to perform Frau Fluth in Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor in Weimar Germany. Ms. Hangley 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, Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio, and Schubert’s Mass in C major.