Presented by Methodist University Friends of Music Guest Artist Series.
Taylor Raven begins her second season with the LA Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program on the mainstage as Tebaldo in “Don Carlo.” She looks forward to her appearance as Annio in their upcoming production of Mozart’s “La Clemenza di Tito.” She recently made her debut as a soloist with the Los Angeles philharmonic in their Hollywood Bowl performance of “Beethoven Choral Fantasy” under maestro Bramwell Tovey.
In the 2017-18 season, Raven began her residency as a Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist, making her mainstage debut as Vanderdendur in “Candide” under maestro James Conlon. She enjoyed a summer as a 2018 Filene Artist with Wolf Trap Opera, where she performed as a soloist in Bernstein’s “Songfest,” Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette,” and “The Best of Wagner’s Ring Concert” with the National Symphony Orchestra. She was the first-prize winner of the 2018 Loren L. Zachary Competition.
Raven is a recipient of a 2017 Sara Tucker career grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation. Other career highlights include the 2017 Lotte Lenya Competition finals; first-prize in the Denver Lyric Opera Competition; and her summer as a 2015 Studio Artist with Central City Opera, when she was awarded an Adelaide Bishop Award. Other opera credits include Angelina/“La cenerentola,” Ottavia/“L’incoronazione di Poppea,” Annio/“La Clemenza di Tito,” Ruth/“The Pirates of Penzance,” and the Witch/“Hänsel und Gretel.”
Raven holds degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.