Shirin Eskandani, mezzo-soprano
Hailed by Opera Today for her “pleasing and pliant voice” Iranian Canadian mezzo soprano, Shirin Eskandani, recently made her Metropolitan Opera stage debut as Mercedes in Carmen. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards including first place at the Gerda Lissner Foundation Vocal Competition and fourth place at the Licia Albanese-Puccini Competition. Her recent career highlights include singing Dorabella in Cosi fan Tutte, the Mezzo Soloist in the Verdi Requiem, Angelina in La Cenerentola, and Sandrina in un Avvertimento ai Gelosi. She has performed with the Rossini Opera Festival, Merola Opera, Opera Theater of St Louis and Palm Beach Opera.