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Čury mury fuk - Dvořák's Rusalka

So ist es denn aus mit den ewigen Göttern - Wagner's Die Walküre

Malheureux roi - Berlioz' Les Troyens

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With a voice and delivery described as “show-stopping”, “ripe, round” and “searing”, Gretchen Krupp is quickly building a reputation for extraordinary vocalism and theatricality. Her repertoire is wide-ranging and eclectic, encompassing old and new, dramatic and comic. Hers is a talent firmly coming into its own.

During the summer of 2023, Gretchen made her Santa Fe Opera debut as Mary in Der fliegender Holländer and covered Ježibaba in Rusalka. 2024 engagements include a concert with the Hart Institute for Women Conductors, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, and Elektra with Dallas Opera, and a role debut with the Atlanta Opera as Fricka in Die Walküre. The mezzo returns to Santa Fe Opera in 2025 as Waltraute, covering Fricka in Die Walküre, and joins the York Symphony Orchestra as the mezzo soloist in Verdi’s Requiem.

In 2022-23 Gretchen was a Glynn Studio Artist with Atlanta Opera coveringJudith in Bluebeard’s Castle, singing Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Paquette in Candide, and Flosshilde, while covering Fricka, in Das Rheingold. She also sang Mother Earth in the premiere of Amy Leventhal’s new opera Our Sacred World and an opera gala with the Chattanooga Symphony.

During the 2021-22 season, she made concert appearances with The Dallas Opera and Baltimore Concert Opera and was a first-year Glynn Studio Artist with the Atlanta Opera. In 2021, 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 a recital and was a soloist in concert with the National Symphony Orchestra.

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.

Before 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. The 2018-2019 season included Gretchen’s return to the Glimmerglass Festival where she made role debuts as Samira in The Ghosts of Versailles and Mrs. Noye in Britten’s Noye’s Fludde, along with her mainstage debut with Greensboro Opera as the Witch in Hansel and Gretel. Other notable roles include Cornelia in Giulio Cesare, Principessa in Suor Angelica, Mère Marie in Dialogues des Carmélites, Mistress Quickly in Falstaff, Chocholka/Woodpecker/Innkeeper’s Wife in The Cunning Little Vixen, Auntie in Peter Grimes, Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro, Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor, and the Marquise in La fille du régiment.

Ms. Krupp was a 2018 Grand Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (newly renamed the Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition) 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 Santa Fe Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, Des Moines Metro Opera, and Dolora Zajick’s Institute for Young Dramatic Voices.

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