Originally from San Francisco, CA, mezzo-soprano Olivia Cosio has been hailed as a “formidable talent” and a “charismatic, even striking, stage presence” (San Francisco Classical Voice). She is currently a Master of Music degree student at The Juilliard School, and looks forward to joining the International Opera Studio at the Salzburger Landestheater for the 2020-21 season. She will spend this summer with the Opera Theater of St. Louis as a Gerdine Young Artist, performing Mercedes in Carmen and Ms. Kohl in the world premiere of Tobias Picker’s Awakenings. Other upcoming engagements include a concert with New York Festival of Song in collaboration with librettist Mark Campbell, and her return to NPR’s From the Top. Olivia has completed two summer fellowships at the Tanglewood Music Center, where she performed world premieres and recitals in Seiji Ozawa Hall, as well as the role of Susie in a new production of A Quiet Place, for which the Wall Street Journal noted her as a “standout”. Previous role credits include Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Bradamante (Alcina), and Dorothée (Cendrillon) with Oberlin Conservatory, from which she earned her undergraduate degree.