Mary-Hollis Hundley

Mary-Hollis Hundley’s 2022-2023 includes a reprise of the role of Joella “Jo” Jenner in The Knock by composer Aleksandra Vrebalov and librettist Deborah Brevoort for Cincinnati Opera, a role she sang for its world premiere in 2021 with Glimmerglass Festival. Additional engagements this season include Freia in Dayton Opera’s Das Rheingold, Alecta in House of Orfeus for Opera Carolina, Frau Schmidt in The Sound of Music for Arizona Opera, and Die Aufseherin in Elektra with New York Dramatic Voices.

In the summer of 2022, Ms. Hundley made her official Glimmerglass debut, performing the roles of Kayla in Taking Up Serpents and Frau Schmidt in The Sound of Music.

Mary-Hollis Hundley was looking forward in her 2020-2021 season to joining the roster at The Metropolitan Opera as the cover of Sister Catherine in Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, as well as making her Glimmerglass Festival debut as Zemina in Wagner’s Die Feen and Fiordiligi in a reimagined production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte entitled Così?, until their unfortunate cancellations due to COVID-19.

During the 2019-20 season, Ms. Hundley was awarded First Place in the Brava! James M. Collier Vocal Competition and received an Encouragement Award from the Wagner Society of New York. She covered the Title Role in Janáček’s Jenůfa at the Santa Fe Opera, where she was awarded the Anna Case MacKay Memorial Award for Outstanding Apprentices.

Hundley’s previous season highlights include Gertrud in Hänsel und Gretel at the Detroit Opera, Magda Sorel in Menotti’s The Consul with Bronx Opera, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Virginia Opera, and three exciting covers: Christine Brewer’s Ariadne auf Naxos at Kentucky Opera, Jennifer Rowley’s Medea in Mayr’s Medea in Corinto with Teatro Nuovo, and Susan Graham in the title role of Blitzstein’s Regina at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.

Her mainstage credits include Meg Page in Vaughan William’s Sir John in Love (Bronx Opera), High Priestess (Aïda) at Sarasota Opera, Musetta (La bohème) at Tulsa Opera, and Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito) at Opera in the Heights. She has received awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, George London Foundation, Gerda Lissner Young Artist Institute, and Sarasota Opera Guild.

Her other roles include Mother (Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors), Female Chorus (Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia), Governess (Britten’s The Turn of the Screw), and the title roles in Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta. She holds degrees from Mannes College the New School for Music and the University of Kentucky.