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Mary-Hollis Hundley, soprano, recently made her house and company debuts as Gertrud in Hänsel und Gretel at the Michigan Opera Theater and returned to the Bronx Opera as Magda Sorel in Menotti’s The Consul. She is spending her second summer as an Apprentice Artist at the Santa Fe Opera, covering the title role in Janáček's Jenůfa.
Ms. Hundley spent the 2017-18 season as Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Virginia Opera, Zerlina in Opera on the James’ Don Giovanni, and as a cover for Christine Brewer’s Ariadne auf Naxos at Kentucky Opera. After covering Vitellia in Mozart’s Titus (La clemenza di Tito) during the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’ 2017 season, she returned last summer to cover Susan Graham in the title role of Blitzstein’s Regina. She served as a Resident Artist at Teatro Nuovo for the remainder of that summer, covering Jennifer Rowley in the title role of Mayr’s Medea in Corinto.
Her mainstage credits include Meg Page in Vaughan William’s Sir John in Love (Bronx Opera), High Priestess (Aïda) at Sarasota Opera, Musetta (La bohème) at Tulsa Opera, and Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito) at Opera in the Heights. She has received awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, George London Foundation, Gerda Lissner Young Artist Institute, and Sarasota Opera Guild.
Her other roles include Mother (Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors), Female Chorus (Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia), Governess (Britten’s The Turn of the Screw), and the title roles in Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta. She holds degrees from Mannes College the New School for Music and the University of Kentucky.