Malinda Wagstaff
(She/Her) Malinda Wagstaff is a soprano based in the Pacific Northwest. She holds a  master's degree from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where she studied with Carol Vaness. She achieved her bachelor’s degree at the Eastman School of Music under the tutelage of Ruth Hennessy. Celebrated roles include Mutter in "Hänsel und Gretel," First Lady in "Die Zauberflöte," Angel More in "The Mother of Us All," and "Tosca."
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Malinda Wagstaff

Malinda Wagstaff is a warmhearted soprano with a promising voice and elegant stage presence. This season, Ms. Wagstaff was featured as the soprano soloist for both Vaughan Williams's "A Sea Symphony" and Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Spokane Symphony. She will also perform as Medora in Verdi's "Il Corsaro" with Puget Sound Concert Opera. Previously, Malinda completed her master’s degree at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under the tutelage of Carol Vaness. At IU, Malinda has performed as Mutter in "Hänsel und Gretel" and First Lady in “Die Zauberflöte” and in the ensembles of “Falstaff” and “La Rondine.” In Carol Vaness’s Opera Workshop, she performed the role of Manon in act two of “Manon Lescaut.” Malinda earned her bachelor’s degree with high distinction from the Eastman School of Music with an Arts Leadership Certificate. While at Eastman, she prepared the role of Beggar Woman in “Sweeney Todd” (cancelled due to Covid-19). She also performed as Angel More in “The Mother of Us All” with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and La Chouette in “L’enfant et les Sortilèges” with Eastman Opera Theatre. Malinda has participated in the Prague Summer Nights Festival, Harrower Summer Opera Festival, and the Mediterranean Opera Studio Festival. Recent awards include the Bel Canto Prize in the Orpheus Competition, a first prize award at Musicfest, encouragement awards from the Metropolitan Opera Laffont's Oregon and Nebraska Districts, and a first prize award in the Coeur d'Alene Symphony Orchestra's Young Artist Competition. Malinda also serves as a teaching artist and the vice president of “What is Opera, Anyway?”

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Spokane, WA, USA

Voice Teacher

2023 - Present
Private voice lessons for a variety of students
Rochester, NY

Classical Radio Intern

2020 - 2020
Interned with the classical radio organization. Updated the website. Wrote program highlights. Published and created blog posts on various topics relating to classical music within the local community.




Classical Music