Praised as “a rich-voiced mezzo” (Operawire) and “a real tour-de-force” (Splash Magazine), Mexican-American mezzo soprano Maria Dominique Lopez has sung operatic roles and symphonic works throughout the United States and Europe, in addition to recording vocals for independent films and major motion pictures (including Golden Globe and Academy Award Wining Disney/Pixar film, “Coco”). Recent stage appearances include Houston Grand Opera: Opera to Go!, Arizona Opera (Dritte Dame, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte; Bonita, Arizona Lady), The Phoenix Symphony (mezzo soloist, Vaughan Williams’ Magnificat), Resonance Works / Pittsburgh (Candelas, El Amor Brujo), Opera Memphis (Third Lady, The Magic Flute), Pacific Opera Project (Madam Flora, The Medium; Mercédes, Carmen; Musetta, La bohème), the world premiere at The Kennedy Center of Jenni Brandon’s 3 Paderewskis (Ignace), the LA premiere of Mark Weiser’s The Place Where You Started (Samantha), New Opera West (Cybil, Celka Ojakangas’ Mirror Game; Jenny, Ben Stevenson’s “Recovered”), Southeast Symphony (Mezzo Soloist in Mahler Symphony No. 2), Angels Vocal Arts (Principessa in Puccini’s Suor Angelica), Long Beach Opera (Mezzo Solist, Ungala Series), LA Opera Connects (Waitress/Angela, GG Rodriguez’s Another Perfect Day; Rosina, Figaro’s American Adventure). Upcoming 2020 performances include a return to Resonance Works / Pittsburgh as Rosa in I Am a Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams, Cincinnati Opera (Third Wood Nymph, Rusalka), and in 2021 the world premiere of Cerise Jacobs’ MONKEY, and a return to Southeast Symphony as a soloist in Mozart’s Requiem. A native Arizonan, Maria now lives in Los Angeles, CA, and studies with renowned opera and musical theatre voice teacher, Eric Fütterer.