Abigail Levis

mezzo-soprano

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Biography

Abigail Levis will be performing the roles of 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 will also sing in Händel's oratorio Joseph and his Brethren with San Francisco's Philharmonia Baroque, under the baton of Nicholas McGegan. The season holds debuts at Dallas Opera as Flora in La Traviata, 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 season 2016/2017 Abigail Levis was a member of the young ensemble at the Deutsche Oper Berlin performing 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 covering Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia.

She made her stage debut as Ottavia in L'incoronazione di Poppea at the Aldeburgh Music Festival in 2014. She sang Sesto in Giulio Cesare in Egitto in concert with Symphonie Atlantique and Cherubino at the Wolf Trap Opera. 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 several competitions, a.o. the Klaudia Taev Competition 2017 (1st prize), Opera Foundation Competition 2016 (1st prize), the Gerda Lissner Competition 2015/2016 (Grant winner), 2015/2016 Metropolitan Opera Auditions 2015 (Western regional finalist) and the Wilhelm Stenhammer Competition 2014 (3rd prize).