(She/Her) Named a Grand Finalist in the 2018 Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions, American mezzo-soprano Gretchen Krupp is gaining recognition in major competitions and festivals on the operatic scene.
Gretchen Krupp, lauded for her “ripe, round mezzo” (Opera News) and “searing delivery” (Opera Today), is gaining recognition in major competitions and festivals on the operatic scene. This season Ms. Krupp makes concert appearances with The Dallas Opera and Baltimore Concert Opera as well as joining The Atlanta Opera as a Glynn Studio Artist. This past summer, she returned to Wolf Trap Opera as a Filene Artist where she performed Armelinde in Viardot’s Cendrillon and Dorothée in Bologne’s L’Amant Anonyme. She also gave her first performance of Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder in recital and was a soloist in concert with the National Symphony Orchestra.
During the 2020-2021 season, Ms. Krupp was scheduled to make her debut as Tebaldo in Don Carlo with The Dallas Opera but was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Gretchen participated in numerous digital programs during the summer of 2020 with Wolf Trap Opera, including selections from Eugene Onegin, Orfeo ed Euridice, and L’Orfeo. She was the mezzo soloist in Beethoven@250 with the Cathedral Choral Society which was recorded in the Washington National Cathedral located in DC.
Prior to the pandemic, she reprised the role of Samira in Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles in her European debut at the Château de Versailles Spectacles. She was additionally awarded the prestigious Georgina Joshi International Fellowship and spent time studying in Berlin.
Ms. Krupp was a 2018 Grand Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and a Finalist in the 29th Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers, culminating in the 2017 Concert of Arias with Houston Grand Opera. She is a proud alumna of prestigious programs at Wolf Trap Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, Des Moines Metro Opera, and Dolora Zajick’s Institute for Young Dramatic Voices.