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Audrey Babcock - Mezzo-Soprano

Audrey Babcock  -  Mezzo-Soprano
Audrey Babcock is gaining acclaim for her Carmen and her dark, hypnotic portrayals of Maddalena in Rigoletto. As Carmen, Ms. Babcock made her French debut with the Festival Lyrique-en-Mer and has performed the role with Florentine Opera, Nashville Opera, Florida Grand Opera, NY City Opera, San Antonio Opera, Opera Delaware, Toledo Opera, and Utah Festival Opera. Widely recognized for singing new works, Ms. Babcock has premiered several operas including Tobias Picker’s Thérèse Raquin (NY premiere, Dicapo Opera), With Blood, With Ink (world premiere, Fort Worth Opera), La Reina and The Poe Project (American Lyric Theater), and as Mother in Winter’s Tale with the Prototype Festival in NYC in 2015. Other recent engagements included Carmen (Knoxville Opera and Suburban Symphony) and La tragédie de Carmen (Opera Delaware). Upcoming engagements include Carmen (Anchorage Opera), Rosette in Manon (Dallas Opera), La Reina (Prototype), and a concert with Flamenco Sephardit. Recent engagements as Maddalena have included Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Omaha, Tulsa Opera, Florentine Opera and Nashville Opera. Ms. Babcock portrayed Erika in Vanessa (Sarasota Opera), Suzuki in Madama Butterfly (Tulsa Opera), and Jo in Little Women with Utah Opera and Syracuse Opera. She played the Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte with Spoleto Festival, USA, and the Secretary in Menotti’s The Consul (New Jersey Opera). She has also sung Dorabella in Così fan tutte (Opera Idaho), Lola in Cavalleria rusticana (Utah Festival Opera and Washington Concert Opera), the Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte (Opera Pacific), Flora in La traviata (Cincinnati Opera), and Carmen in La tragédie de Carmen (Opera on the James and Florida Grand Opera). Ms. Babcock has performed with NY City Opera, Seattle Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Dallas Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, and the New World Symphony, and was featured in a televised concert of Russian music with Regina Resnik. Concert and recital engagements have included Verdi’s Requiem (Charleston Symphony and the West Virginia Symphony), Beethoven’s 9th (Eugene Symphony Orchestra), Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica), Viva Verdi! (Mobile Opera), Murder and Other Operatic Mayhem (National Symphony Orchestra), and Where the Boys Are with musical director Steven Blier. Musical theater includes Aldonza/Dulcinea in Man of La Mancha with Shreveport Opera, Lyric Opera of San Diego and Utah Festival Opera, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd (Wolf Trap Opera), and Kurt Weill’s music in the world premier of Lily: her life, his music (Dicapo Opera), a one-woman work she wrote and produced. Recording under the name Aviva, Ms. Babcock has released an album of Ladino pieces called Songs for Carmen, a collection of works sung in Ladino and Arabic, inspired by the character Carmen.
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