Arizona Opera Cast Members & Creatives
Named a 2019 Grand Finals Winner by the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, rising American mezzo-soprano Mack Wolz joined Arizona Opera as a member of the Marion Roose Pullin Opera Studio for the 2020/21 Season. Praised by Opera News for a “keen sense of character,” Wolz covered the role of Addison in the world premiere of The Copper Queen and was seen as Mercèdes in Carmen. On the concert stage, engagements included debuts with the Phoenix Symphony, performing Handel’s Messiah and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, and Opera Edwardsville, presenting a program of Renaissance and Baroque motets with renowned harpsichordist Jory Vinikour.
Previously, Wolz joined pianist Steven Blier in the New York Festival of Song “Killer B’s” tour, performing the concert at the Tucson Desert Song Festival, the Century Club in New York City, and Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
Wolz has spent several summers with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, taking part in their Gerdine Young Artist and Gaddes Festival Artist programs. The performance in The Coronation of Poppea was highlighted by Opera News for a “creamy mezzo and mischievous spark as Amore.”
Wolz trained at the Boston Conservatory, where numerous mainstage performances were lauded for their “immense skill in both solo and ensemble singing” and for a “radiant” voice (the Boston Musical Intelligencer).