Meryl Dominguez, soprano, is currently in her final year of residency at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. This summer she returned to Santa Fe Opera where she made her debut singing Naiade in Ariadne auf Naxos. Previously as an Apprentice Artist with the Santa Fe Opera she covered the role of Oberto in David Alden’s production of Alcina. For the Academy of Vocal Arts she performed a variety of roles including Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata, Zerbinetta in Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos, Die Königin der Nacht in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, the title role in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Rosalinde Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus and Adina in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore. Upcoming debuts include the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor with Knoxville Opera, the role of Adina in Athens, Mozart’s Coronation Mass in Vienna and Lisbon, and Naiade in Ariadne auf Naxos also in Athens, as well as her participation as a Semi-Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Competition this March.
Included with her passion for the operatic repertoire, is an enthusiasm for art song, and contemporary music. Recital have included LyricFest on a premiere of John Musto’s set Be Music, Night. Additional recitals have featured Lili Boulanger’s Clairières dans le ciel, Debussy’s fêtes galantes II, Strauss’ Brentano Lieder, Britten folk songs, Poulenc’s fiançailles pour rire, Rachmaninov op.38, Wolf’s Spanischesliederbuch and selections from Musto’s Penelope. Upcoming concerts include a collaboration with harpist Parker Ramsay presenting a multifaceted recital, spanning poetic genres and cultures.
Under the guidance of Ms. Marilyn Horne, she attended the Music Academy of the West, where she 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.
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.