Vanessa Becerra, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, is a recent graduate of LA Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program. Appearances with that company include The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, La Traviata, and The Ghosts of Versailles (heard on a Grammy-winning recording). While in the program, she was a Regional finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the recipient of a top award from the Pasadena Opera Guild. Highlights of the current season have included debuts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel (Papagena/The Magic Flute), the San Francisco Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas (Paquette/Candide), and Opera San José (title role/Alma Deutscher's Cinderella). Later this season the soprano will sing Glauce/Medea at Opera Omaha, Johanna/ Sweeney Todd at Atlanta Opera, and Maria in Bernstein’s famed West Side Story at The Glimmerglass Festival (Francesca Zambello’s new co-production between Lyric, Glimmerglass, and Houston Grand Opera). Becerra made her professional debut in 2014 at Fort Worth Opera in Daniel Crozier’s With Blood, With Ink, subsequently released on CD.
Lyric Debut: Miss Lightfoot/ Fellow Travelers (2017|18)
Last updated: March 17, 2018