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GRETCHEN KRUPP

Ms. Krupp's 23/24 season includes debuts at The Dallas Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, and a return to The Atlanta Opera for Die Walküre.

With a voice and delivery described as “show-stopping”, “ripe, round” and “searing”, Gretchen Krupp is quickly building a reputation for  extraordinary vocalism and theatricality. Her repertoire is wide-ranging and eclectic, encompassing old and new, dramatic and comic.  Hers is a talent firmly coming into its own.  

During the 23/24 season, Ms. Krupp joins The Dallas Opera to cover in the premiere of Joby Talbot and Gene Scheer’s The Diving  Bell and the Butterfly. She also debuts at Pittsburgh Opera as Mary in Der fliegende Holländer. She will then return to The Dallas  Opera to make her debut as First Maid in Elektra, in addition to performing as a soloist in The Hart Institute for Women Conductors  Showcase Concert. Ms. Krupp ends her season with an exciting role debut as Fricka in Die Walküre with The Atlanta Opera

Last summer, she debuted as Mary in Der fliegende Holländer and Ježibaba (cover) in Rusalka at Santa Fe Opera. She is a recent  alumna of The Atlanta Opera’s Glynn Studio Artist Program where she sang Flosshilde and Fricka (cover) in Das Rheingold, Judith  (cover) in Bluebeard’s Castle, Paquette in Candide, Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, and Edith in The Pirates of Penzance.  

Ms. Krupp has made concert appearances with The Dallas Opera and Baltimore Concert Opera. In summer 2021, she returned to  Wolf Trap Opera as a Filene Artist where she performed Armelinde in Viardot’s Cendrillon and Dorothée in Bologne’s L’Amant  Anonyme. She also gave her first performance of Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder in recital and was a soloist in concert with the National  Symphony Orchestra.  

Prior to the pandemic, she reprised the role of Samira in Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles in her European debut at the Château  de Versailles Spectacles. She was additionally awarded the prestigious Georgina Joshi International Fellowship and spent  time studying in Berlin. The 2018-2019 season included Gretchen’s return to the Glimmerglass Festival where she made role debuts  as Samira in The Ghosts of Versailles and Mrs. Noye in Britten’s Noye’s Fludde, along with her mainstage debut with Greensboro  Opera as the Witch in Hansel and Gretel. Other notable roles include Cornelia in Giulio Cesare, Principessa in Suor Angelica, Mère Marie in Dialogues des Carmélites, Mistress Quickly in Falstaff, Chocholka/Woodpecker/Innkeeper’s Wife in The Cunning Little Vixen,  Auntie in Peter Grimes, Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro, Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor, and the Marquise in La fille du régiment.

Ms. Krupp was a 2018 Grand Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (newly renamed the Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition) and a Finalist in the 29th Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers, culminating in the 2017 Concert of Arias with Houston Grand Opera. She is a proud alumna of prestigious programs at Santa Fe Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, Des Moines Metro Opera, and Dolora Zajick’s Institute for Young Dramatic Voices. ​

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Gretchen is originally from Northern Virginia. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and completed both her Master of Music and Performer Diploma at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

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