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Taylor Raven

About this Artist

Mezzo-soprano Taylor Raven is quickly establishing herself in opera, concert, and recital. She began the 2023/24 season with a return to the San Francisco Opera for a role debut as Fatima in Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels’ Omar. Other season highlights include her returns to Seattle Opera for Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina) and the Los Angeles Philharmonic for a fully staged production of Das Rheingold (Flosshilde) conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, with scenic design by Frank Gehry. On the concert stage, she can be heard with the Colorado Symphony in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 conducted by Marin Alsop and with the Memphis Symphony in Handel’s Messiah.

Other career highlights include debuts with Des Moines Metro Opera in Pique Dame (Pauline), Finger Lakes Opera in Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina), and Handel & Haydn Society in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 conducted by Marin Alsop. As a Filene Artist at Wolf Trap Opera, she performed in Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina) and L’heure espagnole (Concepción). On the concert stage, she made her Alice Tully Hall debut performing works by sons of J.S. Bach with the American Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leon Botstein.

Taylor made her Los Angeles Philharmonic debut at the Hollywood Bowl as a soloist in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with Bramwell Tovey and made her debut with Seattle Opera in As One (Hannah After). She appeared with the New West Symphony in Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky under Mikhail Agrest and made her Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra debut as a soloist in Mahler’s Das klagende Lied with James Conlon as a part of the May Festival.

Taylor holds degrees from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the University of Colorado-Boulder.