Vanessa Vasquez

Colombian American soprano Vanessa Vasquez, winner of the 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, recently completed a four-year residency at the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, where she has been heard as Mimì / Bohème, Gilda / Rigoletto, Donna Anna / Don Giovanni, and Violetta / Traviata.

Her recent engagements include return engagements with The Santa Fe Opera asthe Contessa / Le Nozze di Figaro, Washington National Opera and Arizona Opera for her debut as  Micaëla / Carmen, Arizona Opera for Donna Anna / Don Giovanni.

Upcoming : Florencia Grimaldi in/ Florencia en el Amazonas at North Carolina Opera.

She made her debut with the Canadian Opera Company as Liù / Turandot, and with Washington National Opera as Donna Anna / Don Giovanni. Previously, she debuted with Arizona Opera and North Carolina Opera in Traviata, and with The Santa Fe Opera and Opera Philadelphia, both as Mimi / Bohème. She made her professional opera debut in summer 2017 as Liù / Turandot with Des Moines Metro Opera. With Oberlin in Italy, she performed Le Nozze di Figaro.

On the concert stage, Vanessa  debuted with the Philadelphia Orchestra in J.S. Bach’s  Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich and with the New York Choral Society in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass. She made her debut with the New York Philharmonic in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, and she sang Honneger’s King David and Poulenc’s Gloria with Voices of Ascension. She was a featured soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Yannick Nézet-Séguin in the Academy of Music 60th Anniversary Concert and Ball.

Vanessa is the recipient of a 2017 Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation, First Prize in the 2017 Gerda Lissner Foundation Competition, First Prize in the 2016 Licia Albanese Competition, First Prize in the 2016 Giulio Gari Competition, First Prize in the 2016 Loren L. Zachary Vocal Competition, and First Prize and Audience Award in the Phoenix Opera Southwest Vocal Competition, among others.

She  graduated from The Catholic University of America with a Bachelor of Music degree. She went on to complete a Master of Music degree at UCLA, where she performed  Susanna in Wolf-Ferrari’s Il segreto di Susanna, and Donna Elvira /  Don Giovanni. She is a native of Scottsdale, Arizona.


Representation : Europe exclusive

Mozart : Le Nozze di Figaro

Moreno Torroba: La Marchenera

Mozart : Don Giovanni

Puccini : Bohème