Olivia Currier, mezzo-soprano
Olivia Currier is an American mezzo-soprano from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She currently resides in Lubbock, Texas, studying vocal performance and music education at Texas Tech University under the mentorship of Dr. Rebecca Hays and supported by the Robins Vocal Scholarship. Her time as a singer has brought her roles such as the Evil Stepmother in Disney’s Cinderella, Elsa von Schraeder in The Sound of Music, the Second Witch in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Madame de Croissy in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, Shirley Kaplan in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, and Dorabella in Mozart’s Cosí fan tutte. She has sung with the Quintessence Choral Artists of the Southwest as a Choral Scholar, alongside the Voces8 US Scholars. She has recently been awarded as the 1st Place winner of the 2021 DFW/Panhandle NATS competition, 1st Prize in the 2021 Charleston International European Music Competition, 3rd Prize in the Rocky Mountain Music Competition, where she has been invited to sing at the Winners' Recital in Toronto, Ontario, and the Grand Prize at the 2021 21st Century Talents Music Competition, where she has been invited to sing in Ottawa for the Winners' Recital. Olivia has sung in masterclasses for world-renowned soprano Mary Jane Johnson and Fort Worth Opera General Director Afton Battle.