Deborah Sanders

Arts Management

Sandra Piques Eddy


American mezzo-soprano Sandra Piques Eddy’s most recent successes include the role of Desiree Armfeldt A Little Night Music and Dinah Trouble in Tahiti with the UK’s Opera North, and six further 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 recording of which was nominated in 2018 for a Grammy Award. Future engagements include her return to Opera Colorado to sing Maddalena Rigoletto.

“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