Soprano Mary Evelyn Hangley is a recent graduate of San Francisco Opera’s prestigious Adler Fellowship. Most recently, she made her San Francisco Opera debut with three hours’ notice as the Mother in Hansel and Gretel, in which she was praised in Opera News for singing "...with a keen mix of desperation and tenderness" and in Opera Warhorses for "... confidence and vocal security in her unexpected San Francisco Opera debut, which proceeded flawlessly.” Another last minute house and role debut came in February 2020 when Ms. Hangley stepped in at Opera San Jose to sing Leonora is Verdi's Il Trovatore. In 2019, Ms. Hangley performed with the San Francisco Symphony in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and sang the role of Anna Sørensen in Kevin Puts’ Silent Night at the 2018 Glimmerglass Festival. In concert, she has sung with the Oakland Symphony, Sacramento Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra among others. Ms. Hangley has participated in many of the country’s leading young artist programs, including the Merola Opera Program (2016), Glimmerglass Festival (2017-18) and Minnesota Opera (2016-18). As a participant of Merola Opera Program, she was praised by Opera News for singing “with considerable allure” when taking over for an ill colleague mid-performance in Conrad Susa’s Transformations. During her two years as a Resident Artist with Minnesota Opera, Hangley sang leading roles for the company, including Musetta in La Bohème, Woglinde in Das Rheingold, and Contessa Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro. Future performances include Mozart’s Requiem with the Buffalo Philharmonic as well as appearances at Opera San Jose and Pensacola Opera in Verdi’s Il Trovatore.