Named a Grand Finalist in the 2018 Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions, American mezzo-soprano Gretchen Krupp is gaining recognition in major competitions and festivals on the operatic scene. She most recently reprised the role of Samira in Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles in her European debut at the Château de Versailles Spectacles. She was awarded the prestigious Georgina Joshi International Fellowship and spent the fall in Berlin. This summer, she will be a Filene Artist with Wolf Trap Opera where she will sing in a number of virtual programs including excerpts from Eugene Onegin, Orfeo ed Euridice, and L'Orfeo. Next season, she will be joining The Dallas Opera to sing Tebaldo in Don Carlo, in addition to covering Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro and Sylvie in the world premiere of Talbot's The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.
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, her 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 under the direction of Francesca Zambello. During the summer of 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.
During the summer of 2016, Gretchen was an Apprentice Artist with Des Moines Metro Opera in Indianola, IA. While at DMMO, Gretchen performed Host at the Garter Inn and covered Mistress Quickly in Falstaff. She also sang in numerous scene programs, including excerpts from Don Carlo, Un ballo in Maschera, Hänsel und Gretel, Albert Herring, and Sir John in Love. She then returned to Reno, NV to participate in Dolora Zajick’s Institute for Young Dramatic Voices for a second consecutive summer.
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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.