February 19th, 2015 by admin
Adrianne Blanks, Mezzo-Soprano, made her mainstage debut as Hermia in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Opera Naples. Since then she has gone on to sing the roles of Meg Page in Falstaff, Mrs. Nolan in The Medium, and the lead in the Midwest premiere of Mohammed Fairouz’s Sumeida’s Song. Ms. Blanks has been featured as a soloist in Handel’s Messiah, Saint-Saën’s Christmas Oratorio, and Britten’s Ceremony of Carols. Other highlights include Papagena in The Magic Flute with Lyric Opera of Chicago’s outreach program, Isolier in Rossini’s Le Comte Ory, and Eliza in Sullivan’s The Zoo. She has also had the pleasure of singing in Italy as Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro and Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte with Flagstaff in Fidenza. This spring she will be Ellie Mae Shipley in Showboat with Natchez Festival of Music and this summer she will be Mae in Ricky Ian Gordon’s Grapes of Wrath with Sugar Creek Opera.