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Taylor Raven, mezzo-soprano

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  Ms. Raven is a recipient of a 2017 Sara Tucker career grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation. Other highlights from the 2016/17 season include her Seattle Opera debut as Hannah After in Laura Kaminsky’s As One. She was a fellow with the Ravinia Festival, performed as Oronte in Handel’s Riccardo Primo and Hannah after in As One with Pittsburgh Opera as a Resident Artist, and was a member of the 2016 San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program. After her residency with the latter, she returned to present a Schwabacher debut recital with Mark Morash at the piano.

Other career highlights include the 2017 Lotte Lenya Competition Finals; 1st prize in the Denver Lyric Opera Competition; her summer as a 2015 Studio Artist with Central City Opera, where she was awarded an Adelaide Bishop Award. Other opera credits include Angelina/La cenerentola, Ottavia/L'incoronazione di Poppea, Annio/La Clemenza di Tito, Ruth/The Pirates of Penzance, and the Witch/Hänsel und Gretel.

Ms. Raven holds degrees from the University of Colorado-Boulder and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

More information can be found on her website.