Hailed as “impeccable” by Broadway World, award-winning American mezzo-soprano Gillian Lynn Cotter is quickly impressing audiences with her strong voice and dynamic presence. Recent roles include Hansel in Hansel and Gretel with Opera Louisiane, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly with Pensacola Opera, Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking with Shreveport Opera and Angelica in the world premiere of A Capacity for Evil with Opera MODO. Upcoming season projects include a debut with Michigan Opera Theater as Vera Lynn in Another Brick in the Wall, Joan in Tchaikovsky’s Maid of Orleans with Opera Company of Middlebury and role/house debuts with Intermountain Opera Bozeman and as Mezzo soloist in the Durufle Requiem with the Colby Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Cotter recently completed her second year as an Apprentice Artist at the Santa Fe Opera. Her assignments there included covering Karolka in Jenůfa, La Madre in Madama Butterfly, and she was featured in Act 2 of Hänsel und Gretel as Hänsel in the Apprentice Scenes Showcase. Other recent engagements have seen Ms. Cotter performing leading roles with Opera Theater of Saint Louis, the Aspen Opera Center, Opera Ithaca, Pensacola Opera and Fresco Opera. Ms. Cotter is currently managed by ADA Artists.