Mary Beth Nelson

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HOMETOWN: Orange County, CA

EDUCATION: BM Vocal Performance, Oklahoma City University, Bass School of Music

TRI-CITIES OPERA: The Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd, Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti, Rosina in The Barber of Seville, Laura in Iolanta, Isabella in The Italian Girl in Algiers

UPCOMING: The Glimmerglass Festival 2016: Betty Parris in The Crucible, Pippo (cover) in Rossini’s The Thieving Magpie, ensemble in Sweeney Todd; Tri-Cities Opera: Flora in La traviata, Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, Concepcion in L’heure espagnole, Mezzo-Soprano in Hyrdogen Jukebox

OTHER APPEARANCES: Seagle Music Colony: Meg Page in Verdi’s Falstaff; The Baker’s Wife in Into The Woods, Mezzo Soloist in Side by Side by Sondheim; Oklahoma Opera and Music Theatre Company: Mrs. Gibbs in Our Town, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, La Muse/Nicklaus in Les contes d’Hoffmann

AWARDS/RESIDENCIES: Jennifer White Memorial Award, Shreveport Singer of the Year Competition (2016); Finalist & Gerald R. Bischof Audience Choice Award, Lois Alba Aria Competition (2014); Stephen Dickson Encouragement Award, Bass School of Music, OCU (2014); International Crescendo Music Awards Competition 1st Place & People’s Choice (2014); Lotte Lenya Competition Emerging Talent Award (2014); Metropolitan Opera National Council Tulsa District Auditions Young Encouragement Award (2014); Finalist, Merola Young Artist Program Auditions (2013); Young Artist at Seagle Music Colony (2014, 2015).