Mezzo-soprano Taylor Raven is in her second-year of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program at the Los Angeles Opera. This season, she sings Annio in La clemenza di Tito at Los Angeles Opera conducted by James Conlon, as well as Tebaldo in Don Carlo and the Sandman in Hansel and Gretel.
Ms. Raven was recently a Pittburgh Opera Resident Artist in the 2016-2017 season where she performed as Oronte in Handel’s Riccardo Primo and Hannah after in As One for its Pennsylvania premiere. In the summer of 2016, Ms. Raven performed in the Schwabacher Summer Concert with San Fransisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program. She recently performed the role of Marian Anderson in Deep River: Marian Anderson Journey with Virginia Opera. As a Young Artist with Central City Opera in 2015, Ms. Raven was seen in scenes of Carmen, Street Scene, and The Ballad of Baby Doe.
While earning her Master of Music degree at The University of Colorado-Boulder, her roles included Angelina in La cenerentola, Ottavia in L’incoronazione di Poppea, Ruth in The Pirates of Penzance, and the Witch in Hänsel und Gretel. Ms. Raven earned her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of North Carolina, where she performed as Annio/La clemenza di Tito, Martha/Dream Lovers and La Voix/Les contes d’Hoffman. In 2015, Ms. Raven won both the Adelaide Bishop Award with Central City Opera and First Place in the Denver Lyric Opera Guild Competition. She is a recipient of the 2017 Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation.