Mignon Dunn

Mignon Dunn, Voice Teacher, has sung leading mezzo-soprano roles in the most important opera houses of the world, including La Scala, the Vienna Staatsoper, London’s Royal Opera, the Paris Opéra, Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, and the opera companies of Frankfurt and Düsseldorf, as well as the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, the Opera Nacional in Chile, Mexico City’s Bellas Artes, the Opera of Puerto Rico, the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, and Opéra de Montréal. In the U.S. she sang at Chicago Lyric Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Santa Fe Opera, among others. At the Metropolitan Opera she sang more than 650 performances in 35 years. Ms. Dunn is known for her portrayals of dramatic Italian roles, such as Amneris, Azucena, both Laura and La Cieca in La Gioconda, the Princess in Adriana Lecouvreur, and Santuzza. Her French repertoire includes Dalila, Giulietta in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, and Carmen, which she has sung over 400 times in four different languages. Her German repertoire includes Wagner’s Ring, Ortrud, Kundry, Venus, Klytämnestra, Herodias, and the Nurse in Die Frau ohne Schatten. Ms. Dunn has performed recitals all over the world and recorded for EMI, Erato, and Deutsche Grammophon. She has taught on the faculties of the Universities of Texas, Illinois, Northwestern University, Brooklyn College, and for many years at the Manhattan School of Music.

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