Mercury Orchestra

Vera Savage, mezzo-soprano


American mezzo-soprano Vera Savage has earned praise from critics for her “thrilling power” (Limelight Magazine) and “rich, mellifluous mezzo voice” (The Post and Courier). Equally at home in dramatic and bel canto repertoire, she has had her singing described as “a dream; supple and powerful with a deep velvet shimmer” (Houston Press) and “heart-stoppingly gorgeous” (Boston Musical Intelligencer).

Recent performances include the role of Bice in Donizetti’s rarely performed operaPia de’ Tolomei at the Spoleto Festival USA, a revival of Amy Beach’s Grand Mass with the New England Philharmonic and Commonwealth Chorale, Mercédès in Bizet’s Carmen with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, Meg Page in Verdi’s Falstaff with Opera Saratoga and Opera on the James, Madame Larina in Eugene Onegin with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, Tisbe in La Cenerentola at Opera Saratoga, Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito at Opera in the Heights, and a “thoroughly intimidating” Mrs. Baines in Elmer Gantry with Florentine Opera.

A frequent soloist with Boston Lyric Opera, Vera was a recent winner of BLO’s annual Stephen Shrestinian Award for Excellence. Vera placed fourth in Shreveport Opera’s “Singer of the Year” competition, was a finalist in the Bel Canto Scholarship’s annual competition, and was a semi-finalist in the "Joy of Singing” art song competition.

Highlights of Vera’s 2018-2019 season include the role of New Ofglen in Boston Lyric Opera’s highly anticipated production of The Handmaid’s Tale, Salieri’s Requiem with the Commonwealth Chorale, and Verdi’s Requiem with the Metropolitan Chorale.

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