Abigail Levis

mezzo-soprano

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Biography

Abigail Levis is joining the ensemble of Luzerner Theater in Switzerland as of the season 2018/2019 singing Stéphano in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, Zerlina in Don Giovanni and the title role in Gluck’s Orfeo. With PromFest she will perform Romeo in I Capuleti e I Montecchi in Estonia. Her recent performances have included Testo in Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda and Memory 3 in I have no stories to tell you in Opera Philadelphia's double bill War Stories in 2017/2018. She sung in Händel's oratorio Joseph and his Brethren with San Francisco's Philharmonia Baroque, under the baton of Nicholas McGegan, and appeared as Flora in La Traviata with Dallas Opera, as Rose/Dinah in Opera Parallele's double bill At the Statue of Venus/Trouble in Tahiti and as Orlowsky in Die Fledermaus with Utah Opera.

In 2016/2017 Abigail Levis was a member of the young ensemble at the Deutsche Oper Berlin with roles including Dido in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, Tebaldo in Don Carlo, Siébel in Faust, Suzy in La Rondine, Mercedes in Carmen, Flora in La Traviata, 2nd Lady in Die Zauberflöte and Rosina (cover) in Il Barbiere di Siviglia.

She made her stage debut as Ottavia in L'incoronazione di Poppea at the Aldeburgh Music Festival in 2014. With Wolf Trap Opera she sang Cherubino and in concert with Symphonie Atlantique Sesto in Giulio Cesare in Egitto. With her home-company Utah Opera she has performed Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Despina in Cosi fan tutte and Enfant in L'Enfant et les Sortilèges. With the Lakes Are Music Festival she appeared as Hermia in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Abigail Levis has sung in concert with the Portland Baroque Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, Ars Lyrica Houston, Toronto Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony and the Handel and Haydn Society. She has worked closely with contemporary composers John Harbison, John Musto, Brian Suits, Tamzin Elliot, Juliana Hall and Michael Hirsch.

A native of Portland, Maine, Abigail Levis holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston and is a prizewinner of numerous competitions, including 2nd prize at the Debora Voigt Competition 2018, 1st prize at the Mary Jacobs Smith Singer of the Year Competition 2018, 1st prize at the 2018 McCammon Competition 2018, 1st prize at the Klaudia Taev Competition 2017, 1st prize at the Opera Foundation Competition 2016, Grant winner at the Gerda Lissner Competition 2015/2016, Metropolitan Opera Auditions 2015 (Western regional finalist) and 3rd prize at the Wilhelm Stenhammer Competition 2014.


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