Meryl Dominguez, soprano, is Resident Artist of the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, where she studies with William Stone. She is a recent graduate from Oberlin College and Conservatory, where she was named the first Marilyn Horne Rubin Scholar. Most recently she was a winner in the inaugural Deborah Voigt/Vero Beach Opera Foundation’s International Vocal Competition, where she took Third Prize from The Sergio Franchi Music Foundation. In operatic repertoire, she has performed Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Nella in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Sophie from Massenet’s Werther, all at AVA. She has also sung Marie (Cover) in la fille du regiment, Rosalinda from Die Fledermaus, Flaminia from Haydn's il mondo della luna, Le Feu/La Princesse/Le Rossignol from Ravel's l'enfant et les sortileges. Under the guidance of her mentor Ms. Marilyn Horne, she has attended the Music Academy of the West, and was featured in Masterclasses and concerts. In the summer of 2016 she attended the Oberlin in Italy program in Arezzo, Tuscany to sing Adina in L’elisir d’amore, her first bel canto role.
Included with her passion for operatic repertoire, is an enthusiasm for art song, and new music. Recital work has included Debussy's fête galante II, R. Strauss, Britten folk songs, Poulenc's fiançailles pour rire, Rachmaninov op.38, some of Wolf's Spanischesliederbuch and some songs from John Musto's Penelope (2005).
As a Double Degree student at Oberlin, she also has a degree in Dance, concentrating on the narrative and storytelling aspects of movement. Her experimental contemporary solo, Rejazz, which was featured in Fall Forward '13, blended abstract movement and song, telling the story of heartbreak and personal redemption. She is comfortable incorporating voice and movement and would love to continue experimenting with blending these two art forms in the future. In her free time she loves to bake pastry, blues dance, get lost in new cities, and spend time with friends and family.