Praised for her “stunning dynamic range and control”, soprano Mary Evelyn Hangley has been featured on the stages of The Glimmerglass Festival, Minnesota Opera, and the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco.
In 2019, Mary joins San Francisco Opera for a prestigious Adler Fellowship where she will be covering the title role in Dvorak's Rusalka and Micaëla in Carmen. In July, Mary will be the soprano soloist with the San Francisco Symphony for their performance of Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Other appearances include debuts with the Sacramento Philharmonic, Oakland Symphony, San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra as well as the Schwabacher Recital Series.
Most recently, Mary Evelyn performed the role of Anna Sørensen in Kevin Put’s Silent Night at The Glimmerglass Festival. During her two years as a Resident Artist with Minnesota Opera, Ms. Hangley sang leading roles for the company, including Musetta in La bohème, Woglinde in Das Rheingold, and Contessa Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro. In addition to numerous comprimario roles, Mary covered Freia in Das Rheingold, Millicent Jordan in the world premiere of Bolcolm’s Dinner at Eight and the title role in Massenet’s Thaïs.
Mary Evelyn has participated in many of the country’s leading young artist programs, including Minnesota Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival and The Merola Opera Program. While at the Merola Opera Program, Ms. Hangley was praised by Opera News for singing “…with considerable allure” when taking over, mid performance, in Conrad Susa’s Transformations.
In concert, Mary Evelyn has sung Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Mass in C minor, Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio, and Schubert’s Mass in C major.