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Mariana Sandoval, mezzo-soprano, is a Mexican American opera singer based out of Seattle, Washington. Mariana currently works for Seattle Opera in their development department as an Individual Giving Officer.
Mariana is originally from El Paso, Texas. She obtained her bachelor's and master's degrees in Music Vocal Performance from The University of Texas at El Paso. She began her musical studies at a young age with the El Paso Conservatory of Music. In 2013, she was chosen to perform as a chorus member for “Opera Bhutan,” a project which organized the first-ever western opera performance in the Kingdom of Bhutan with artists hailing from across the globe.
Mariana has performed in numerous productions with El Paso Opera, Opera UTEP, and the UTEP Dinner Theatre. She made her El Paso Opera debut as a soloist in their 2016 holiday concert 'Tis the Season for Opera, covered the role of Tisbe from their 2017 production of Rossini's La Cenerentola, performed the role of The Sandman in their 2018 production of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, was one of the soloists for their 2018 concert Mozart by Moonlight and performed the lead role of Dinah in their 2019 production of Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti. Most recently, she played the role of Luisa Fernanda in Opera UTEP's presentation of the first act of Torroba's Luisa Fernanda. Beyond Bhutan, and including USA, Mexico, Italy, and Canada, she is blessed that her singing continues to take her around the world.
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