Felicia Gavilanes


"Felicia Gavilanes’ clear [mezzo] soprano was used to great effect in the last act, especially in her plaintive but unheeded warnings to Emily.”
— Boston Classical Review

”Felicia Gavilanes’ rich mezzo, coupled with her acting abilities, as well as the pleasing utterances of tenor Andrew Sokol, erased any sense of dissolution. Moreover, Gavilanes’ and Sokol’s wonderful performances in general served as fortifying connective tissue throughout the entire production.”
— Performing Arts of New England


Mezzo soprano Felicia Gavilanes has been praised for her "rich mezzo-soprano" sound and passionate delivery of text and poetry. Ms. Gavilanes’ performances have taken her throughout the East Coast and abroad, appearing recently as Baba the Turk in The Rake’s Progress, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Tisbe in La Cenerentola and Flora in La Traviata.

Excited by contemporary works, Ms. Gavilanes recently performed the roles of Mrs. Gibbs in Our Town, Asakir in the Boston premiere of Fairouz's Sumeida's Song and Mrs. DeRocher in Boston Opera Collaborative’s acclaimed production of Dead Man Walking.

Recent oratorio roles include Queen Jezebel and Angel in Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Tallahassee Community Chorus, in which her voice was described as “the perfect balance of power and beauty.”

Ms. Gavilanes earned a Master of Music with Honors from the New England Conservatory and a Bachelor Degree from Dartmouth College.

Ms. Gavilanes currently studies with David Okerlund.

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