This season the American mezzo-soprano Cecelia Hall can be heard as Mercédès in Carmen, Dorabella in Così fan tutte and Purcell's Dido. She recently sang two new roles for the company, Irene in Tamerlano, which you can hear her singing again next season, and the title role in Xerxes, which she sings at the Komische Oper Berlin next season, during which she sings Charlotte (role debut) in Werther, 2nd Lady in a new production of Die Zauberflote and Iseut the Fair in Frank Martin's Le vin herbé (a new production which nearly opened last year!) in Frankfurt. Since joining the ensemble in 2016/17 roles have included Idamante (Idomeneo), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), 2nd Lady (Die Zauberflöte) and Marzelline in Le nozze di Figaro, Mère Jeanne de l'Enfant Jesus in a new production of Dialogues des Carmélites, Marguerite (La damnation de Faust), Humperdinck's Hänsel and Fulvia in Gluck's Ezio. She graduated from the Juilliard School in New York, sang in Manon and Iphigénie en Tauride at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and in Elektra, Lucia di Lammermoor and Annio in La clemenza di Tito at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. She sang her first Sestos in La clemenza di Tito at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis. She also enjoyed great success as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Canadian Opera in Toronto, Cherubino at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and Philadelphia Opera and the Composer (Ariadne auf Naxos) under Vladimir Jurowski in Moscow's Philharmonie. Other engagements have taken her to places including Seattle, Santa Fe and the Aix-en-Provence Festival. This award winning artist has also appeared at venues including the Carnegie Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall in London and the Mostly Mozart Festival.