Praised for “a vocal instrument of exceptional beauty, range, and flexibility” and “innate artistry”, 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 in the US and Canada 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 in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Bonita in the US premiere of Kálmán’s Arizona Lady), The Phoenix Symphony (mezzo soloist, Vaughan Williams’ Magnificat), Resonance Works / Pittsburgh (Candelas in de Falla’s El Amor Brujo), Opera Memphis (Third Lady in Mozart’s The Magic Flute), Pacific Opera Project (POP) (Madam Flora in Menotti’s The Medium, and Mercedes in Carmen), the world premiere of Jenni Brandon’s 3 Paderewskis (Ignace), the LA premiere of Mark Weiser’s The Place Where You Started (Samantha), New Opera West (Cybil in Celka Ojakangas’ “Mirror Game”), and Southeast Symphony (Mezzo Soloist in Mahler Symphony No. 2). Upcoming 2019 appearances include Angels Vocal Arts (Principessa in Puccini’s Suor Angelica), POP (Musetta in Puccini’s La Boheme), as well as debuting Brandon’s 3 Paderewskis at Kennedy Center. A native Arizonan, Maria now lives in Huntington Beach, CA, and studies with renowned opera and musical theatre voice teacher, Eric Fütterer.