SANDRA PIQUES EDDY
In season 2014-15 mezzo soprano Sandra Piques Eddy returns to Opera North (UK) as the title role in The Coronation of Poppea; to Boston Lyric Opera as Varvara in Janáček’s Katya Kabanová; to Portland Opera as Carmen; makes her Calgary Opera debut in that title role; and debuts with New York Philharmonic Ensembles as soloist in Respighi’s Il tramonto. Her 2013-14 engagements included her return to the Metropolitan Opera as Fiona in the American premiere of Nico Muhly’s Two Boys (recorded for the Nonesuch label), the title role in Carmen in her debut with Opera Colorado, and with Nashville Opera as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia. In summer of 2014 she traveled to Japan to sing Dorabella in Così fan tutte at Hyogo Performing Arts Center. Highlights include Mercédès in Carmen (live and international HD broadcast) and Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, both for the Metropolitan Opera; Carmen with Opera North (UK); Cherubino with Los Angeles Opera, also Canadian Opera Company; Dorabella in Così fan tutte with New York City Opera and Glimmerglass Opera; Béatrice in Béatrice et Bénédict, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, and the title role in La Tragédie de Carmen, all with Chicago Opera Theater; title role in La Cenerentola with Spoleto Festival USA; and Idamante in Idomeneo with Boston Lyric Opera. Ms. Eddy was the first place New England Regional Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and a National Semifinalist.