A dynamic emerging soprano from the pacific northwest, Taylor Gonzaga is quickly making a name for herself as an artist of great skill and versatility. A recent graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth with an MM in vocal performance, Taylor served at the university as a graduate assistant and joined the UMD opera studio, studying and performing the roles of Ms.Pinkerton and Lucy in Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief and the Telephone, Madame Goldentrill in Mozart’s Impresario, and Giulietta in an abridged production of Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann. Other past performances include appearances with Portland’s Former Mocks Crest Opera, The Light Opera of Portland, Duluth’s Renegade Theater Company, The Duluth Superior Symphony, The Francis Street Singers, The Miami Music Festival, the Halifax Summer Opera Festival, Music in the Marche, and the University of Portland, her undergraduate alma mater. Taylor has been recognized in competitions with the National Association of Teachers of Singing, The University of Portland Concerto Aria Competition, and the Onstage NY musical theater competition. She most recently sang the second title role in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice for the premiere performance of her own company, Opera Cecilia, and joined the Premiere Opera Vocal Arts Summer institute as an emerging artist, training with renowned faculty such as Bruno Nicolai from Teatro alla Scala and renowned soprano Cheryl Studer. Taylor currently resides in southwest Washington, where she maintains a full teaching schedule with multiple artistic organizations, and works as a freelance performer and artistic director.
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