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Marlen N.

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Voice Faculty: all ages, Beginner through Advanced, classical/opera/musical theater and other genres.

Marlen N, recently praised for her “impassioned soprano” (San Francisco Chronicle), is currently a Cafritz Young Artist with Washington National Opera. Upcoming engagements include making her role and house debut at Arizona Opera singing Blanche DuBois in André Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire under the direction of acclaimed soprano and director Patricia Racette, as well as singing Mimì in La bohème at Washington National Opera. Highlights of her time as a Cafritz Young Artist include Pamina in The Magic Flute, Violetta in La traviata (under the direction of Francesca Zambello), Flamingo in Jeanine Tesori’s The Lion, The Unicorn and Me, Queer Kid in the world premiere of Kamla Sankaram’s Taking Up Serpents, a Concert of Comedic Masterpieces under the baton of Maestro Joseph Coloneri, and Foreign Woman in The Consul.

Additionally she made her debut with the National Symphony Orchestra in excerpts from La bohème conducted by NSO music director Maestro Gianandrea Noseda. In the summer of 2018, she was a member of the Merola Opera program at the San Francisco Opera where she performed scenes from Il tabarro, Don Giovanni, Don Carlo, and La rondine in the Schwabacher and Grand Finale concerts.

During the 2017-2018 season Marlen was a Resident Artist at Lyric Opera of Kansas City where she performed the Page in Rigoletto and covered Tatyana in Eugene Onegin. Additionally, she made her Kansas City Symphony debut singing excerpts from Le nozze di Figaro. In April 2018, Ms. N. was a National Semi-Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. During the summers of 2016 and 2017, Marlen was an Apprentice Artist with Central City Opera where her assignments included covering the title role in Tosca and Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte.

A native of Houston, Texas, Ms N. is a graduate of Oklahoma City University and Indiana University. While completing her studies she performed the title role in Madama Butterfly, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, and Violetta in La traviata.

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