(Long Beach, New York)
Soprano and first-year San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow Mary Evelyn Hangley has been featured on the stages of the Glimmerglass Festival and Minnesota Opera. Most recently, she performed the role of Anna Sørensen in Kevin Puts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning Silent Night at Glimmerglass Festival. In concert, she has sung Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Mass in C minor, Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio, and Schubert’s Mass in C major. Hangley has participated in many of the country’s leading young artist programs, including the Merola Opera Program, Glimmerglass Festival and Minnesota Opera. As a participant of Merola Opera Program (2016), she was praised by Opera News for singing “with considerable allure” when taking over for an ill colleague mid-performance in Conrad Susa’s Transformations. During her two years as a Resident Artist with Minnesota Opera, Hangley sang leading roles for the company, including Musetta in La Bohème, Woglinde in Das Rheingold, and Contessa Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro.