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Praised as “a rich-voiced mezzo” (Operawire) and “a real tour-de-force” (Splash Magazine), Mexican-American mezzo soprano Maria Dominique Lopez has sung operatic roles and symphonic works throughout the United States and Europe, in addition to recording vocals for independent films and major motion pictures (including Golden Globe and Academy Award Winning Disney/Pixar film, “Coco”). Recent stage appearances include Houston Grand Opera: Opera to Go!, Arizona Opera (Dritte Dame, Die Zauberflöte; Bonita, Arizona Lady), The Phoenix Symphony (mezzo soloist, Vaughan Williams’ Magnificat), Resonance Works / Pittsburgh (Candelas, El Amor Brujo), Opera Memphis (Third Lady, The Magic Flute), Pacific Opera Project (Madam Flora, The Medium; Mercédes, Carmen; Musetta, La bohème), the world premiere at The Kennedy Center of Jenni Brandon’s 3 Paderewskis (Ignace), the LA premiere of Mark Weiser’s The Place Where You Started (Samantha), New Opera West (Cybil, Celka Ojakangas’ Mirror Game; Jenny, Ben Stevenson’s Recovered; Sara, Jeremy Rapaport-Stein’s The Moose), Southeast Symphony (mezzo soloist, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2), Angels Vocal Art (Principessa, Suor Angelica), Long Beach Opera (Mezzo Soloist, Ungala Series fundraiser), LA Opera Connects (Waitress/Angela, the world premiere of GG Gallegos’ Another Perfect Day; Rosina, Eli and LeRoy Villanueva’s Figaro’s American Adventure). Upcoming 2020 performances include a return to Resonance Works / Pittsburgh (Rosa, I Am a Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams), Cincinnati Opera (Third Wood Nymph, Rusalka), and in 2021 the world premiere of Cerise Jacobs’ MONKEY, and a return to Southeast Symphony as a soloist in Mozart’s Requiem. Maria lives in the Los
Angeles area and owns her own reiki healing practice, Ascending Arts. In addition to reiki, Maria offers group reiki during every live music performance to all audience members who are open to receiving. Her goal is to help audience members tap into the healing that music offers by creating a quantum connection between the heart of the singer and the heart of the listener. She studies voice with opera and musical theatre teacher, Eric Fütterer, and shamanic and energy practices with Shaman and Reiki Master, Jamie Jones.