Andrea Núñez, 2016-2017 Scholarship recipient

Andrea Núñez, soprano

Praised for her “blinding brilliance”, winner of the 2016 Toronto Mozart Vocal Competition, soprano Andrea Núñez is quickly making her mark as an emerging young artist.

A finalist at the Canadian Opera Company’s Centre Stage competition this year, Ms. Núñez is a recent graduate the Calgary Opera Emerging Artist Program where she has performed the roles of Ellen in Lakmé, and Le Feu and Le Rossignol in L’enfant et les sortilèges, and Papagena in Die Zauberflöte. She also covered the title role in Lakmé and the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte. She is also an alumnus of the prestigious Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Artist Program where she had her debut as Monterone’s Daughter/Page in Rigoletto. She also created the role of Laura in the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain.

Other credits include Norina in Don Pasquale (Jeunesses Musicales Canada, UofT Opera), Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro (BrottOpera, Centre for Opera Studies in Italy), Susy in Miracle Flight 571 (Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra), Yniold in Pelléas et Mélisande (Against the Grain Theatre), the title role in Alcina (Accademia Europea Dell’Opera), Miss Jessel in The Turn of the Screw (UofT Opera), and Adele in Die Fledermaus (UWOpera).

Along with her operatic credits, Ms. Núñez had her debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as the soprano soloist in Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3 under the baton of Thomas Dausgaard.

In April, Ms. Núñez will be joining the Gerdine Young Artist Program at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis where she will perform the role of Butterfly’s Cousin in Madame Butterfly as well as cover the role of Rosasharn in Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath.