Gorgeous, crystalline highs and a powerful mid-range
"Yes, I’ll go out on a limb and claim that Ms. Dominguez is a singer that we’ll be boasting in years to come that we heard her in her early days. In the meantime, we can say that we heard a Lucia sung the way we always dream it—with gorgeous, crystalline highs and a powerful mid-range, yet painted with delicate coloratura vocal details that are spine-tingling, and all supported by a strong, credible interpretation."
ARTS KNOXVILLE 2019
Soprano Meryl Dominguez has been praised for her “intensity and warm tone” (Bachtrack) and most recently made her role debut as the title character in Maria Stuarda with Musica Viva Hong Kong, and is currently a member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio program. A graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts, Music Academy of the West, Santa Fe Opera’s apprentice program, and other elite training institutions, she has performed roles such as Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor), Violetta (La Traviata), Juliette (Roméo et Juliette), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus) and Adina (L'elisir d'amore). She was a National Semi-Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the 1st Prize Winner of the Vero Beach Opera Competition, a Sullivan Foundation grantee, and a prize winner with the Gerda Lissner Foundation and in the Giargiari Competition.
silvery, flexible soprano with an easy upper register
"Her silvery, flexible soprano with its easy upper register is a natural fit for the first act especially. Indeed, she made a fine impression in “Sempre libera,” where keeping up with Macatsoris’s bracingly fast tempos was itself an achievement, but Dominguez also negotiated the details with precision and finesse."
PHILLY MAG 2018
Meryl returns to Houston Grand Opera for the 2023/24 season as a member of the Studio. She performs the roles of Erste Knappe/ Klingsors Zaubermädchen in Parsifal and covers both Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) and Callie Van Lew in the world premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's Intelligence. She also performs in Music for New Bodies, a new chamber work by Matthew Aucoin, with libretto by Peter Sellars. The work will be directed by Sellars and presented by Dacamera.