Erin Alford

MEZZO-SOPRANO

"NOBLES SEIGNEURS, SALUT!"
Les Huguenots/Meyerbeer
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"THINGS CHANGE, JO"
Little Women/Adamo
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"WE HAD ONE ROOM"
Elizabeth Cree/Puts
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"ALL'AFFLITTO È DOLCE IL PIANTO"
Roberto Devereux/Donizetti
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Erin Alford

(she/her) Mezzo-soprano Erin Alford has been praised for her “vocal sheen” and “stage presence that mark her as a young artist with a bright future.” This season, Erin makes her house and role debut as Second Woman and Dido cover with Opera San José, returns to Pensacola Opera as Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte, and joins Opera Santa Barbara's Chrisman Studio Artist program, covering Hannah After in As One.

Pensacola Opera
Artist in Residence, 2020-2021
Teatro Nuovo
Apprentice Artist, 2018
LA Opera
Mezzo-soprano (LA Opera Connects, Chorus), 2017-2020
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Schedule

Die Zauberflöte
Zweite Dame

Pensacola Opera, January 2022


Dido and Aeneas
Second Woman (Dido cove...

Opera San José, November 2021

Carmen
Mercédès

Pensacola Opera, 2021

H.M.S. Pinafore
Cousin Hebe

Pensacola Opera, 2021

L'elisir d'amore
Giannetta

Pensacola Opera, 2021

Cinderella
Joshua Borths (Massenet...

Pensacola Opera, 2021

Orpheus
Nurse / A&R Rep

LA Opera Connects, 2019

The Wreck of the M...
Angela

LA Opera Connects, 2018

Così fan tutte
Dorabella

Teatro Nuovo, 2018

Dead Man Walking
Sister Helen Prejean

Miami Beach Music Festival, 2017

Chérubin
Chérubin

CSULB Opera, 2017

Biography

Mezzo-soprano Erin Alford has been praised for her “vocal sheen” and “stage presence that mark her as a young artist with a bright future.” This season, Erin makes her house and role debut as Second Woman and Dido cover with Opera San José, returns to Pensacola Opera as Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte, and joins Opera Santa Barbara's Chrisman Studio Artist program, covering Hannah After in As One. As a 2020-2021 Pensacola Opera Artist in Residence, Erin performed Mercédès, and covered the title role, in Carmen, Cousin Hebe in H.M.S. Pinafore, the title role in the education production Cinderella, and Giannetta in Heartbreak High. Additionally in 2021, Erin was awarded an Encouragement Award by the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Kansas City District.

Other notable roles performed include Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte (Teatro Nuovo), Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking (South Florida premiere, Miami Music Festival), the title role in Chérubin (CSULB Opera), Madame de Croissy in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites (CSULB Opera), Rebecca Nurse in The Crucible (MMF 2016), and Laura in Iolanta (Russian Opera Workshop). A passionate recitalist, Erin recently gave a recital for NATS-LA that focused on the music of women composers. Equally comfortable on the concert stage, Erin has sung Ravel’s Shéhérazade with the CSULB Symphony as winner of the 2017 Vocal Concerto Competition, as well as performed as Alto Soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Bach’s Magnificat and Bach’s B Minor Mass. Erin received her Master of Music in Opera Performance from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSULB in 2017, and her Bachelor of Art in Music from UC Berkeley. Offstage, you can find Erin doing yoga, taking a long walk by the beach, or binge-watching Netflix with her cat, Mandy.
"Erin Alford in the title role lit up the stage from her first entrance and exhibited a vocal sheen and a stage presence that mark her as a young artist with a bright future." - Jim Ruggirello, The Grunion Long Beach

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