Mary Evelyn Hangley
A first year Adler Fellow with San Francisco Opera, Mary Evelyn Hangley was praised for her “stunning dynamic range and control”. Soprano Hangley has been featured on the stages of The Glimmerglass Festival, Minnesota Opera, and the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco. Most recently, she performed the role of Anna Sørensen in Kevin Put’s Silent Night at The Glimmerglass Festival. 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. In addition to numerous comprimario roles, Hanley covered Freia in Das Rheingold, Millicent Jordan in the world premiere of Bolcolm’s Dinner at Eight and the title role in Massenet’s Thaïs. She has participated in many of the country’s leading young artist programs, including Minnesota Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival and The Merola Opera Program. While at the Merola Opera Program, Hangley was praised by Opera News for singing “…with considerable allure” when taking over for an ill colleague mid performance of Conrad Susa’s Transformations. In concert, Hanley has sung Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Mass in C minor, Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio, Schubert’s Mass in C major and will be the soprano soloist in the Verdi Requiem at SUNY Fredonia in Spring 2019.