The role of “Tatyana Larina” is underwritten by Kara Trott.
Praised for her “Lorengar-like shimmer” and “high-octane emotionalism” (Parterre) Lydia Grindatto is a Resident Artist at the Academy of Vocal Arts, where she has recently appeared in the roles of Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) Violetta (La Traviata) and Tatyana (Eugene Onegin). A native of New Mexico, Lydia has performed several times with Opera Southwest, including the roles of Violetta (cover) in La Traviata and Erste Edelknabe in Wagner’s Lohengrin. This season, she will make her house debut at the Santa Fe Opera in the role of Second Sprite in addition to covering the title role in Dvořák’s Rusalka. Lydia has been recently recognized as a winner in several prestigious competitions, including The Loren L. Zachary Society Competition and the Gerda Lissner Foundation Competition, as well as winning the top prize in AVA’s 2022 Giargiari Bel Canto Competition. In 2024, Lydia will appear in the title role of AVA’s production of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena as well as make her house debut with Arizona Opera as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni.