Sandra Piques Eddy

Mezzo-soprano

American mezzo-soprano Sandra Piques Eddy is a former New England Regional Winner of the 2000 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and a National semi-finalist, making her Metropolitan Opera debut in 2001; her roles there include Cherubino Le Nozze di Figaro, Lola Cavalleria rusticana, Zulma L’italiana in Algeri, Rosette Manon, Mercedes Carmen, Third Handmaiden SlyCountess Ceprano  RigolettoThird Naked Virgin Moses und Aron, Flower Maiden  Parsifal,  Dragonfly L’Enfant et les sortileges and Olga The Merry Widow. Continuing her long association with The Met, she more recently appeared as Fiona in Nico Muhly’s Two Boys, she sang the Novice and Abbess Suor Angelica and covered the roles of Sycorax The Enchanted Island, The Pilgrim L’amour de Loin, Dorabella Cosi fan tutte and Maddalena Rigoletto.

The artist’s most recent successes include six role debuts, including Meg Page Falstaff at Opera Colorado, the title role of Orfeo ed Euridice at Portland Opera, Suzuki Madama Butterfly at Inland Northwest Opera, Paula Florencia en al Amazonas at Pittsburgh Opera, Adalgisa Norma at Boston Lyric Opera and Mistress Revels Prince of Players at Florentine Opera.

 

“The female-sung part of Orfeo marked a role debut by mezzo Sandra Piques Eddy. She checked all the boxes: lively coloratura, the perfect tessitura for the part, graceful gestures, and convincing despair…She sang “Che farò senza Euridice?” (What will I do without Euridice?) with ravishing delicacy.”

San Francisco Classical Voice, Ilana Walder-Biesanz, 30 July 2018

“Sandra Piques Eddy was affecting and sympathetic as the love-torn Charlotte. Eddy possesses a dark, rich mezzo-soprano that had just the right ring in her mellow middle range. Her acting captured her character’s desperation as she worried over Werther’s well being. Her performance of the letter aria, “Werther! Qui m’aurait dit,” in Act 3 was particularly impressive, giving the impression that Werther’s despair was also her own. As the two would-be lovers, Eddy and Richardson had fine chemistry in their Act 1 duet, Eddy’s upper range taking on a ringing quality. And the two sang beautifully in Werther’s death scene.”

Aaron Keebaugh, Boston Classical Review, 12 March

BELLINI I Capuleti ed i Montecchi (Romeo)
BIZET Carmen (title)
GOUNOD Romeo et Juliette (Stefano)
HANDEL Semele (Juno/Ino)
JANACEK Katya Kabanova (Varvara)
MASCAGNI Cavalleria Rusticana (Lola)
MASSENET Werther (Charlotte)
MONTEVERDI L’incoronazione di Poppea (title)
MOZART Le nozze di Figaro (Cherubino)
Cosi fan tutte (Dorabella)
Don Giovanni (Zerlina)
Idomeneo (Idamante)
La Clemenza di Tito (Sesto)
MUHLY Two Boys (Fiona)
ROSSINI La Cenerentola (Angelina)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
L’italiana in Algeri (Isabella/Zulma)
STRAUSS The Merry Widow (Olga)
VERDI Rigoletto (Maddalena)
BACH Magnificat

Mass in B Minor

BEETHOVEN Mass in C
HANDEL Messiah
MAHLER Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Ruckert Lieder
MOZART Mass in C Major
Mass in C Minor
VIVALDI Gloria

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