ERIN PASSMORE HEADSHOTCanadian mezzo-soprano Erin Passmore is now an active performer in the Washington D.C. metro region.

This summer, Erin will be singing with The Maryland Lyric Opera in Romeo et Juliet as well as a world premier with Opera from Scratch in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 2015, Erin was a semi -finalist at the Orpheus Vocal Competition with the Middle Tennessee Choral Society and Finalist in Opera Lancaster's Roschel Vocal Competition.

Erin received her Masters in Music from the Maryland Opera Studio studying with Delores Ziegler. With the opera studio she sang the roles of Idamante in Idomeneo and Dritte Dame in Die Zauberflӧte. In 2008, Erin was the recipient of the Johann Strauss Foundation Scholarship for studies in Austria allowing her to study at both the Mozarteum University in Salzburg and the Franz Schubert Institute in Baden-bei-Wien.

Erin has performed in opera festivals in Canada and the United States. Past highlights include Maurya in Riders to the Sea with the Halifax Summer Opera Festival, Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro with the Vancouver Summer Opera Studio, Arsamene in Serse with University of Alberta Opera, and Hansel/Hansel and Gretel with the University of Alberta Opera and the Portland Opera Workshop. Erin has also recently sung Gertrude/Hansel and Gretel, with both the Portland Summer Opera Workshop and Loudoun Lyric Opera. This season, Erin is proud to have sung with several Washington D.C. area companies including Opera NOVA, Loudoun Lyric Opera, Riverbend Opera, Singers’ Theatre of Washington, Teatro Lirico, and Opera Camerata of Washington. These performances include singing Der Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos, Second Lady in The Magic Flute, La maestra delle novizie in Suor Angelica, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, and multiple chorus appearances. Last summer, Erin was an apprentice artist with Ash Lawn Opera, singing Mrs. Ott in Susannah and Grandma in Fiddler on the Roof.