Praised for “a vocal instrument of exceptional beauty, range, and flexibility” and “innate artistry”, 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 (most recently, Golden Globe and Academy Award Wining Disney/Pixar film, “Coco”). In 2014 Ms. Lopez performed with Houston Grand Opera: Opera to Go!, and in 2015 she made her mainstage debut in Arizona Opera’s production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (Dritte Dame), followed by debuts with The Phoenix Symphony singing Vaughan Williams’ Magnificat and with Resonance Works / Pittsburgh in de Falla’s El Amor Brujo. She then returned to Arizona Opera for the US premiere of Kálmán’s Arizona Lady (Bonita), and joined Opera Memphis in their production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Third Lady). In 2017, Ms. Lopez starred as Madam Flora in Pacific Opera Project’s production of Menotti’s The Medium to great acclaim. Upcoming 2018 projects include Mark Weiser’s The Place Where You Started in its LA premiere (Samantha), Menotti’s The Boy Who Grew Too Fast with South Coast Opera (Mrs. Skosvodmonit, Ms. Proctor), and Bizet’s Carmen with Pacific Opera Project (Mercedes). A native Arizonan, Maria now lives in Huntington Beach, CA.