PC: Dario Acosta
“Gorgeous, crystalline highs and a powerful mid-range”
Soprano Meryl Dominguez 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).
Enjoying success in the competition sphere, she was a finalist with Houston Grand Opera’s prestigious Eleanor McCollum Competition, a National Semi-Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, First prize winner at Vero Beach Opera’s inaugural Rising Stars competition, a Career Development grantee with the Sullivan Foundation, an Encouragement Award winner with The Gerda Lissner Foundation, as well as a two-time Audience Favorite winner in AVA’s Giargiari Competition.
Included with her passion for the operatic repertoire, is an enthusiasm for art song, and contemporary music. Debut concert work includes a recital with LyricFest on a premiere of John Musto’s set Be Music, Night as well as a set of miniatures to poetry of Blok, written by Dina Pruzhanzky with Bare Opera. Additional recitals have featured Lili Boulanger’s Clairières dans le ciel, Debussy’s Fêtes galantes II, Strauss’ Brentano Lieder, Britten Folk Songs, Poulenc’s Fiançailles pour rire, Rachmaninov’s Six Songs op.38, Wolf’s Spanisches Liederbuch and selections from Musto’s Penelope (2005).