Abigail Wright

Abigail Wright

Lyric Mezzo-Soprano

American Mezzo
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«the mellifluous mezzo-soprano Abigail Wright. . . has a rich and resonant instrument that retains its power all the way to the bottom of the register.»
Voce di Meche (2016)
«Wright’s mezzo-soprano is full in the low range and balanced throughout with no apparent limit at top. She showed the intensity and drama the music demands and sings with sensitivity.»
The Tri-CITY Herald (2016)
«Mezzo Abigail Wright delivered an aria from Ravel’s L’Heure Espagnole with delicious flair backed up by splendid diction.»
THE WASHINGTON POST (2016)
2016Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, Op. 21, E majorChamber ensemble
2016Puccini: TurandotEnsemble
2016Jane EyreCover Mary/Bessie
2016The ProposalHerself
2016Rachmaninoff: AlekoEnsemble
2016Leoncavallo: PagliacciEnsemble
2016Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDorabella
2015Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, D minorAlto soloist
2014Borodin: Prince IgorEnsemble
2014Weber: EuryantheEnsemble

Bio

Abigail Wright is a lyric Mezzo Soprano whose excellent musicianship and dramatic skills are matched only by her captivatingly unique and desirable voice. She made her Carnegie Hall debut as Marghareta in The Song of Norway and appeared in both Carousel with Live from Lincoln Center and in several of the Metropolitan Opera' Live in HD series (most recently in Turandot in 2016). In one of the highlights of her career thus far, she also collaborated with composer Mark Adamo to portray Meg in the Israeli premiere of his opera Little Women. Other roles include Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Nellie in South Pacific, Concepción in L’Heure Espagnole, Rosita in the puppet opera Don Cristóbal, Cheri in the film Wolfy's Journey, and the Mezzo Soprano in Conrad Susa's Transformations. In demand as an oratorio soloist, Abigail Wright has sung with the American Symphony Orchestra, Opera Lafayette, the Garden State Philharmonic, and the New Amsterdam Symphony, to name a few. Making her West Coast debut, Ms. Wright performed Verdi's Requiem with the Mid-Columbia Symphony, in which she was hailed as "full in the low range and balanced throughout with no apparent limit at the top. She showed the intensity and drama the music demands and sings with sensitivity.” Most recently, she appeared with the Mineola Choral Society as the Mezzo Soprano soloist for Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and the Mass in C. Abigail Wright has performed and apprenticed with the Aspen Opera Theater and the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv. She holds degrees from Westminster Choir College and the University of Maryland, where she participated in the Maryland Opera Studio. She has also appeared in master classes with Joan Dornemann, Edward Berkeley, Marilyn Horne, Lauren Flanigan, and Charles Rieker. Currently, Ms. Wright lives in New York, where she continues to perform and study her lifelong passion for opera and oratorio.
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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, Op. 21, E major Chamber ensemble Immediately New York City Ballet 2016
Puccini: Turandot Ensemble Immediately The Metropolitan Opera 2016
Jane Eyre Cover Mary/Bessie Immediately Center for Contemporary Opera 2016
The Proposal Herself Immediately Opera Collective 2016
Rachmaninoff: Aleko Ensemble Immediately New York City Opera (New York (Manhattan)) 2016