Vocalist - Mezzo-Soprano

Mezzo-soprano Theodora Hanslowe’s career has taken her from frequent appearances on the Metropolitan Opera stage to new horizons in contemporary opera and beyond. She has been hailed by Opera News as a “…first-rate singer and actress with a handsome, dark-hued voice…” and by the critic of the Baltimore Sun for the “disarming tenderness” and “sublime emotional depth” of her singing.

Among Ms. Hanslowe’s 2018-19 engagements was Marta in Boito’s Mefistofele with the Metropolitan Opera, following recent Met appearances as the Austrian Woman in John Adams’ The Death of Klinghoffer and Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor. Other recent engagements include Bess’s Mother in Missy Mazzoli’s Breaking the Waves at the New York Prototype Festival; Madeline Mitchell in Heggie’s Three Decembers with Atlanta Opera; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.

Ms. Hanslowe debuted with the Metropolitan Opera as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and has returned many times throughout her career. Her many roles with the company include Isabella in L’italiana in Algeri; Angelina in La Cenerentola; Nicklausse in Les contes d’Hoffmann; Stephano in Roméo et Juliette; Dorabella in Così fan tutte; Unulfo in Rodelinda; Marthe in Faust; Hécube in Berlioz’ Les Troyens; Matron and Countess in Shostakovich’s The Nose; and Flora in a live broadcast of La traviata.

A superb musician, she is a frequent interpreter of contemporary opera, including the roles of Mukhtar’s Mother in Kamala Sankaram’s Thumbprint with Beth Morrison Projects at the Prototype Festival; the title role in Saariaho’s Adriana Mater with Santa Fe Opera; and Sister Helen in Heggie’s Dead Man Walking with Michigan Opera Theatre, Baltimore Opera, and Opera Pacific. Other opera highlights include Hänsel in Hänsel and Gretel with New York City Opera; Romeo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi with Spoleto Festival USA; Béatrice in Béatrice et Bénédict and Romeo with Washington Concert Opera; Orphée in Orphée et Eurydice with Opera Colorado; Ino in Semele with the Handel & Haydn Society; Massenet’s Chérubin with Opéra de Monte-Carlo; Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos with Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires; Nicklausse with Washington National Opera; Isabella with Los Angeles Opera; Angelina with San Francisco Opera, L'Opéra de Montréal, Semperoper Dresden, and Deutsche Oper am Rhein; and Rosina with Glimmerglass Opera and Festival de Musique de Strasbourg.

Ms. Hanslowe has sung in concert under the batons of such esteemed conductors as Marin Alsop, Rossen Milanov, Michael Tilson Thomas, Martin Pearlman, and the late André Previn and Hans Vonk. Concert highlights include Messiah with Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Spring Symphony with Boston Symphony Orchestra; Beethoven’s Mass in C Major with San Francisco Symphony, and his Symphony No. 9 and Missa Solemnis with Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with Bilbao Symphony Orchestra; Les nuits d'été at Carnegie Hall with Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra; Shéhérazade with Huntsville Symphony Orchestra; and Bach’s Mass in B Minor with Boston Baroque, which was recorded and released by Telarc records.

She was invited by Carnegie Hall to make her New York recital debut on the Weill Recital Hall series, and has performed with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She also appeared in recital at the Musashino Cultural Foundation in Tokyo.



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