Francesca Aguado



American mezzo-soprano Francesca Aguado has been praised for her solid mezzo sound and excellent support (Opera Britannia) and for her voice’s confident precision and articulation (The Washington Post). DCMetroTheatreArts said “Francesca Aguado truly commanded the center of attention in her scenes…” Miss Aguado joined the Maryland Symphony Orchestra for the 2015/2016 season to bring life to the title role in Bizet’s Carmen (contributing to the Symphony’s most successful production in its history). This season she will make her debut with Miami Lyric Opera in their production of Cavalleria Rustica (Santuzza).

Past credits include: Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia); Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Carmen (Carmen); Ariodante (Ariodante); Mother (Amahl and the Night Visitors); Ma Joad (suite version of The Grapes of Wrath, accompanied by composer Ricky Ian Gordon); Dorabella (Così fan tutte); Dinah (Trouble in Tahiti); Maurya (Riders to the Sea); Sesto (Giulio Cesare); Marthe (Faust); the Duchess (The Gondoliers); and Captain Frands von Frauenliebe (The Beautiful Bridegroom, presented at the 2009 National Opera Association Conference). Ms. Aguado also originated the role of Veronica in Fallen Angels, which was presented at the 2012 D.C. Fringe Festival. Equally at home on the non-operatic stage, she has also explored the role of Titania in Shakespeare’s A midsummer night’s dream (Maryland Entertainment Group- 2014).

Ms. Aguado holds a Master's degree in vocal performance from Towson University and a Bachelor's degree in music from the University of Maryland. In addition to an active performance schedule, she maintains voice studios with Mount Saint Mary’s University, Hagerstown Community College and the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts.

October 22 and 23- Santuzza (Cavalleria Rustica) Miami Lyric Opera
November 5- Concert at Mount Saint Mary's University
December 2- La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi) Opera Camerata of Washington


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