Mary Evelyn Hangley
Soprano Mary Evelyn Hangley is a graduate of San Francisco Opera’s prestigious Adler Fellowship where she covered numerous leading roles, including the title role of Rusalka, Contessa Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, as well as Micaëla in Carmen. She made her San Francisco Opera debut with three hours’ notice as the Mother in Hansel and Gretel, in which she was praised for "...[showing] confidence and vocal security in her unexpected San Francisco Opera debut, which proceeded flawlessly.” Upcoming performances include role debuts as Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and A Woman in Schoenberg’s masterpiece, Erwartung with West Edge Opera. Most recently, she was heard in the title role in Prokofiev’s Maddalena with Berkeley Chamber Opera and made a last-minute house and role debut with Opera San Jose as Leonora in 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, the Glimmerglass Festival and Minnesota Opera. As a participant of Merola Opera Program (2016), 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. Due to COVID-19, Mary Evelyn had a number of cancellations, including Leonora in Pensacola Opera’s 2020 production of Il Trovatore and the Soprano Soloist in Mozart’s Requiem at SUNY Fredonia.