Gretchen recently joined the roster of Insignia Artists for international management. Her much anticipated 2021 debut with The Dallas Opera as Tebaldo as well as covering Eboli was unfortunately canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This summer, she will return to Wolf Trap Opera as a FIlene Artist.
Named a Grand Finalist in the 2018 MetropolitanOpera National Council auditions, American mezzo-soprano Gretchen Kruppis gaining recognition in major competitions and festivals on the operatic scene. Ms. Krupp recently performed the role of Samira in Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles in her European debut at the Château de Versailles Spectacles. She was also awarded the prestigious Georgina Joshi International Fellowship for opera studies in Berlin. In the summer of 2020, Gretchen was a Filene Artist with Wolf Trap Opera where she sang a number of virtual programs including excerpts from Eugene Onegin, Orfeo ed Euridice, and L’Orfeo. Her much-anticipated 2021 debut with The Dallas Opera as Tebaldo in Verdi’s Don Carlo, as well as standing by for Princess Eboli, Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro, and Sylvie in the world premiere of Talbot’s The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, was unfortunately canceled due to the Covid-19pandemic.
The 2018-2019 season included her 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. She made a mainstage debut with Greensboro Opera as the Witch in Hansel and Gretel, and role debuts as Cornelia in Giulio Cesare under the baton of Gary Thor Wedow, and Mère Marie in Dialogues des Carmélites, directed by Francesca Zambello. In 2018 Gretchen debuted with the Glimmerglass Festival performing the roles of Chocholka, Woodpecker, and Innkeeper’s Wife in The Cunning Little Vixen. In 2017, she was a Studio Artist at Wolf Trap Opera in Vienna, VA. She was also a finalist in the 29th Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers, culminating in the 2017 Concert of Arias at Houston Grand Opera.
In 2016, Gretchen was an Apprentice Artist with Des Moines Metro Opera where she covered Mistress Quickly in Falstaff. She then returned to Reno, NV to participate in Dolora Zajick’s Institute for Young Dramatic Voices for a second consecutive summer.
Originally from Northern Virginia, she holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and completed both her Masters of Music and Performer Diploma at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
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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.