Sally Mouzon

Mezzo-soprano

A native of Virginia, mezzo-soprano Sally Mouzon joined the San Francisco Opera Regular Chorus in 1998. She made her solo debut that year as a Fisherwoman in Peter Grimes. Since then, she has appeared in numerous other solo roles with the Company, including the Second Priestess in Iphigénie en Tauride, Marguerite and a Coal Gatherer in Louise, Second Noble Orphan in Der Rosenkavalier, Second Bridesmaid in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Sister Lillianne in the world premiere of Dead Man Walking.

Regional solo roles include Dorabella with West Bay Opera, Siebel in Faust with Sacramento Opera, Little Buttercup in H.M.S. Pinafore with Eugene Opera, Charlotte in Werther with San Francisco Lyric Opera, and Adalgisa in Davis as well as with San Francisco Lyric Opera. She created the role of Mrs. Carroll in Robert Arnold Hall's Mrs. Carroll's Alice.

Ms. Mouzon has an abiding love for operetta, which she has performed extensively. These roles include Marie Blanche in Messager's Les P'tites Michu, Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Jill All-Alone in Merrie England, and many Gilbert and Sullivan roles including Phoebe in Yeomen of the Guard and Mad Margaret in Ruddigore. Oratorio and concert credits include Copland's Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson, Handel's Messiah, Mahler's 8th Symphony, the Requiems of Mozart and Duruflé, and Bach's Mass in B Minor and St. Matthew Passion. Her solo recital of French mélodies by Poulenc, Roussel, and Fauré was heard at the French Embassy in Washington, DC.

Ms. Mouzon graduated from the University of Virginia (where she met her husband!) with a degree in Russian Language and American History. She is an avid baseball fan; other interests include teaching preschool and elementary kids about opera, learning about paleontology with her daughter, and making jewelry.