Sandra Piques Eddy


American mezzo-soprano Sandra Piques Eddy begins the 2019-20 season at Inland Northwest Opera with her role debut as Suzuki Madama Butterfly. She travels to Pittsburgh Opera to sing the role of Paula Florencia en al Amazonas before returning to Boston Lyric Opera for another debut as Adalgisa Norma.

Last season the artist returned to Florentine Opera to sing the role of Mistress Revels Prince of Players. At Metropolitan Opera she sang the Novice/Abbess (c) Suor Angelica. Having made a huge impact with her appearances in Japan in recent seasons, the artist returned to Hyogo Performing Arts Center for a New Year’s Eve Concert of timeless classic show tunes before stepping once again into her signature role of Carmen at Seiji Ozawa Music Academy. On the Boston concert platform, she joined the Handel and Haydn Society in performances of Mozart’s Requiem, under Harry Christophers before heading south to sing the role of Rosina Il barbiere di Siviglia at New Zealand 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

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