The Jill and Allyn Risley/John M. O'Quinn Foundation Endowed Fund Fellow
Musetta in selected performances of La bohème (Nov. 1m and 6m [Student Matinees], Nov. 8 [High School Night], and Nov. 11m). Third-year HGO Studio artist. Previously: Berta in The Barber of Seville and Clotilde in Norma (2018), Annina in La traviata and Dominique de Menil in the HGOco world premiere of Some Light Emerges (2017), and First Secretary in Nixon in China (2016). Ana María Martínez Encouragement Award winner in 2016 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias.
About the Artist:
Yelena Dyachek was a Grand Prize winner in the 2016 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Previous roles include Frau Von Daubek in the concert premiere of Thomas Morse’s Frau Schindler, the Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos, Vitellia in La clemenza di Tito, the title role in Iphigénie en Tauride, and Madama Cortese in Il viaggio a Reims at USC’s Thornton School of Music. With the Aspen Opera Center, she sang Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte (also with the Merola Opera Program) and Tatyana in Eugene Onegin. During the summer of 2018, she joins Wolf Trap Opera as Elettra in Idomeneo.