Praised for “a vocal instrument of exceptional beauty, range, and flexibility” and “innate artistry”, mezzo soprano Maria Dominique Lopez has sung operatic roles both in the United States and Europe, and represented Arizona as a regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Ms. Lopez sang the world premiere of Maryam Khoury’s Breathless Sun and the Arizona premier of Dr. Judith Cloud’s A Secret History of Water, and has garnered esteem as a concert soloist, performing works including Honegger’s King David, Handel’s Messiah and the Mozart Requiem Mass.
Ms. Lopez appeared as the Artist in Residence for the Scottsdale Philharmonic in the 2013-14 season and performed with Houston Grand Opera: Opera to Go! during the fall of 2014 as La Madrina/La Madrastra in Mary Carol Warwick’s Cinderella in Spain. In 2015, Ms. Lopez made her main stage debut with Arizona Opera as Third Lady in Mozart’sThe Magic Flute, debuted withThe Phoenix Symphony singing Vaughan Williams’ Magnificat and with Resonance Works / Pittsburgh singing the role of Candelas in de Falla’s El Amor Brujo. In October 2015, she will return to Arizona Opera’s main stage as Bonita in the US premiere of Kalman’s Arizona Lady. Ms. Lopez holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Vocal Performance from Northern Arizona University.