Ms. Raven begins her second season with the LA Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program on the mainstage as Tebaldo in Don Carlo. She looks forward to her appearance as Annio in their upcoming production of Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito. She recently made her debut as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in their Hollywood Bowl performance of Beethoven Choral Fantasy under Maestro Bramwell Tovey.
In the 2017/18 season Ms. Raven began her residency as a Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist, making her mainstage debut as Vanderdendur in Candide under Maestro James Conlon. She enjoyed a summer as a 2018 Filene Artist with Wolf Trap Opera, where she performed as a soloist in Bernstein’s Songfest, Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, and The Best of Wagner’s Ring Concert with the National Symphony Orchestra. She was the first prize winner of the 2018 Loren L. Zachary Competition.
Ms. Raven is a recipient of a 2017 Sara Tucker career grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation. Other highlights from the 2016/17 season include her Seattle Opera debut as Hannah After in Laura Kaminsky’s As One. She was a fellow with the Ravinia Festival, performed as Oronte in Handel’s Riccardo Primo and Hannah after in As One with Pittsburgh Opera as a Resident Artist, and was a member of the 2016 San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program. After her residency with the latter, she returned to present a Schwabacher debut recital with Mark Morash at the piano.
Other career highlights include the 2017 Lotte Lenya Competition Finals; 1st prize in the Denver Lyric Opera Competition; her summer as a 2015 Studio Artist with Central City Opera, where she was awarded an Adelaide Bishop Award. Other opera credits include Angelina/La cenerentola, Ottavia/L’incoronazione di Poppea, Annio/La Clemenza di Tito, Ruth/The Pirates of Penzance, and the Witch/Hänsel und Gretel.
Ms. Raven holds degrees from the University of Colorado-Boulder and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.