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Erin Alford


First Prize Winner of the 2024 Pasadena Vocal Competition, “powerful,” “statuesque and spunky” mezzo-soprano Erin Alford is quickly making a name for herself on the operatic, concert and recital stage (South Florida Classical Review). In the 2024-25 season, Erin will sing Effie and cover Augusta in The Ballad of Baby Doe with The Opera Buffs and return to Pensacola Opera to make her much-awaited role debut of Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro. Last season Erin appeared as Berenice in Rossini’s L’occasione fa il ladro with Opera Southwest, in performances of LA Opera Connects outreach production Orpheus, as Alto Soloist in Handel’s Messiah with Pacific Opera Project and First Church Miami, in recital Words of Women in American Song with The Ebell of Los Angeles, and in concert with Palm Springs Opera Guild. Other notable performances include Fidalma in El matrimonio secreto (FGO), La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi (FGO), Second Woman and Dido cover in Dido and Aeneas (Opera San José), Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte (Pensacola Opera), Mercédès and Carmen cover in Carmen (Pensacola Opera), Dorabella in Così fan tutte (Teatro Nuovo), Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking (Miami Music Festival), the title role in Chérubin (CSULB Opera), and a recital performance The Starry Night with American composer Jake Heggie at the piano. Erin is a proud native of Long Beach, CA, and an alumna of the Florida Grand Opera Studio, the Opera Santa Barbara Chrisman Studio, the Pensacola Opera Artist in Residence Program, the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSULB, and UC Berkeley.

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