Photo Credit: Craig VanDerSchaegen
Adriana Zabala enjoys a vibrant career that spans new opera and song as well as beloved operatic and oratorio roles. She is a sought after champion of new music and has recorded Gregg Kallo’s Exhilaration: Dickinson and Yeats Songs, also performing them at Carnegie Hall and on the Salzburg International Chamber Music Series. She created operatic roles in John Musto’s Volpone and Douglas Cuomo’s Doubt, the title role in the world premiere of Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein’s opera Sister Carrie, Rosie Chaney in the world premiere of Kevin Puts’ and Mark Campbell’s The Manchurian Candidate, and the role of Joanna in the revival of Carly Simon’s Romulus Hunt. In new concert works, Ms. Zabala sang the soloist roles in Whitbourn’s Anne Frank oratorio Annelies, Jeffrey Van’s Reaping the Whirlwind, and is a soloist on the recent Naxos DVD release of Aldridge and Garfein’s Parables. In the classic repertoire, she has recently appeared as soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Mahler’s Third Symphony and in Rossini’s Stabat Mater.
Ms. Zabala has been seen on the stages of the Seattle Opera, the Minnesota Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, the Wildwood Festival, the Syracuse Opera, the Arizona Opera, and the Atlanta Opera. Her most frequently performed traditional roles are Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, the title role in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, and Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro.