Mezzo-soprano Mia Athey is a native of Hyattsville, Maryland. In her first season as a Resident Artist at Minnesota Opera, Mia will portray the roles of Maidservant 2 in Elektra, the Minskwoman in Flight and the Chorus in the world premiere of Edward Tulane. She will cover Nellie/Fancy Doll #3 in Edward Tulane, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, and study cover Rosina in The Barber of Seville.
This summer, Mia will make her professional debut as a Young Artist with The Glimmerglass Festival in the world premiere of Blue as Girlfriend #3/Congregant and covering the Mother, the Ensemble in Show Boat as well as covering Susanna in The Ghosts of Versailles.
Mia recently received her Master of Music in Voice from College-Conservatory of Music. (CCM) at The University of Cincinnati. In CCM’s Opera Studio, Mia performed as Tina in Dinner at Eight, the Baroness in Candide, and La Maestra delle Novizie in Sour Angelica.
In Cincinnati, Mia expanded her concert repertoire singing in performances of Stravinksy’s Les Noces, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Neue liebeslieder by Brahms, Handel’s Messiah and as a soloist in CCM’s Bernstein’s Legacy Concert.
Other roles performed by Mia include, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, La Zelatrice in Suor Angelica, L’opinion Publique in Orphée aux enfers and Gertrude in Roméo et Juliette.
In 2018, Mia won 4th place in the Three Arts Scholarship Fund in the Vocal Music Division. Mia graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Music in Voice from The Catholic University of America.