Meryl Dominguez, soprano, is a Resident Artist of the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, where she studies with William Stone. In operatic repertoire, she has performed roles such as Violetta (La traviata), Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos), Die Königin der Nacht (Die Zauberflöte), Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus) and Adina (L'elisir d'amore). Under the guidance of Ms. Marilyn Horne, she attended the Music Academy of the West, and was featured in Masterclasses and concerts. In the competition sphere, she was a winner in the inaugural Deborah Voigt/Vero Beach Opera Foundation’s International Vocal Competition, an Encouragement Award winner with The Gerda Lissner Foundation, as well as a being a Grant winner from the Giulio Gari Foundation.
This past summer she spent her first year as an Apprentice Artist with the Santa Fe Opera, and covering Oberto in David Alden's production of Alcina. She looks forward to returning for her second year where she will be making her company debut singing Naiade in Ariadne auf Naxos. Continuing on with company debuts, in February 2019 she will be singing the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor with Knoxville Opera
Included with her passion for operatic repertoire, is an enthusiasm for art song, and new music. Recital work has included work with LyricFest on a premiere of John Musto's set Be Music, Night. Other recital work has featured Lili Boulanger's Clairières dans le ciel, Debussy's fêtes galantes II, R. Strauss' Brentano Lieder, Britten folk songs, Poulenc's fiançailles pour rire, Rachmaninov op.38, Wolf's Spanischesliederbuch and selections from Musto's Penelope (2005). In the fall, with harpist Parker Ramsay, she is collaborating on a multifaceted recital, spanning poetic genres and cultures.
As a Double Degree graduate from Oberlin, she also has a degree in Dance, concentrating on the narrative and storytelling aspects of movement. In her free time she loves to bake pastry and cakes, play with her rescue dog, go hiking, blues dance, and get lost in new cities.