Zanda Svede

Latvian mezzo-soprano ZANDA ŠVĒDE is a first-year Adler Fellow and an alumna of the 2013 Merola Opera Program.  Roles in her repertoire include María (Piazzolla’s María de Buenos Aires), Endimione (Cavalli’s La Calisto), and the title role in Massenet’s Cléopâtre.  On the concert stage she has performed solo roles in Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Liszt’s Missa Coronationalis.  Švēde has studied at the Latvian Academy of Music in Riga, the Manhattan Summer Voice Festival in New York, Scuola Italia in Italy, and the Tyrolean Opera Program in Austria.