Zoie Reams


Highlights of the American mezzo-soprano’s current season include the title role/Carmen (Opera Louisiane), Margret/Wozzeck (Des Moines Metro Opera), and Bernstein’s First Symphony: Jeremiah (Staatstheater Cottbus Philharmonic Orchestra). She has recently been heard as Maddalena/Rigoletto (Wolf Trap Opera), in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (National Symphony Orchestra), and in Handel’s Messiah (Las Vegas Philharmonic). An alumna of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, she has been heard in HGO productions of La traviata, Elektra, West Side Story, Nixon in China, Jake Heggie’s It’s a Wonderful Life (world premiere), and Laura Kaminsky’s Some Light Emerges (world premiere). Other operatic achievements include the leading role of Clarice/Rossini’s La pietra del paragone (Wolf Trap Opera), Tituba/Robert Ward’s The Crucible (Glimmerglass Festival), the Sandman/ Hansel and Gretel (Opera Louisiane), and on the concert stage, Bruckner’s Te Deum (Houston Symphony Orchestra). Her awards include second place at Houston Grand Opera’s Eleanor McCollum Competition (2016), first place in the Emerging Artist division of the Classical Singer Competition (2015), and second place of the Gulf Coast Region of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (2016). Reams is an alumna of Louisiana State University and Lawrence University.

Lyric debut: Flora Bervoix/ La traviata (2018|19)

Last updated: February 16, 2019