Adia Evans


Ryan Opera Center Ensemble

A first-year Ryan Opera Center soprano from Baltimore, Evans will make her Lyric debut in the 2024/25 Season as Countess Ceprano/Rigoletto, and then perform Girlfriend 2/Blue and Theresa Alvarez/The Listeners. In the 2023/24 Season, the soprano debuted at The Cliburn in Recital with Jake Heggie, the Dayton Philharmonic (Handel's Messiah), and Annapolis Opera (First Lady/The Magic Flute). Other recent highlights include Mimì/La Bohème with the Borderland Arts Foundation and Beethoven's 9th with the National Orchestral Institute and Marin Alsop. Evans has performed with Santa Fe Opera, Merola Opera Program, Fort Worth Opera, Dallas Opera Guild, Opera Columbus, Tulsa Opera, and Knoxville Opera, among others. Her numerous honors include an Encouragement Award from the 2024 London Foundation Competition, third place in the 2023 and 2024 Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition, Midwest Region, second place and the soprano prize in the 2023 George Shirley Vocal Competition, and first place in the 2023 Dallas Opera Guild Lonestar Vocal Competition.