member of Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program of LA Opera
Soprano Summer Hassan graduated with her master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) under the tutelage of Kenneth Shaw. This season she joined the roster of LA Opera’s Domingo Colburn Stein-Young Artist Program. She made her debut as 2nd Lady in Dido and Aeneas. Recent engagements include LA Opera’s The Ghosts of Versailles and in Hercules vs. Vampires, her Carnegie Hall debut as 2nd Niece in Britten’s Peter Grimes with the St. Louis Symphony, Norina in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale and Anna Maurrant in Weill’s Street Scene with CCM opera. Most recently, she made her debut as the Second Lady in The Magic Flute with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis where she also covered Adina in The Elixir of Love as a Gerdine Young Artist. Other roles have included Mimì in La bohème, Mother in Hänsel und Gretel and Betty in The Threepenny Opera with Janiec Opera Company at the Brevard Music Center; Vitellia in La clemenza di Tito and Dorabella in Così fan tutte with Oberlin Opera Theater. She was a 2013 winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions-North Carolina District and was a winner at the Corbett Opera Scholarship Competition at CCM. She received her bachelor’s degree from Oberlin Conservatory, where she studied with Marlene Rosen. She has been a featured soloist in works such as Orff’s Carmina Burana (Oberlin) and Britten’s Hymn to St. Cecilia (UNCSA).