Abigail Dock

Mezzo-soprano Abigail Dock hails from Medford, Oregon. She was an Alvarez Young Artist at the Garsington Opera in the UK in 2018, covering the role of Meg Page in Verdi’s Falstaff; a Young Artist at theGlimmerglass Festival in 2017, singing Amastre in Handel’s Xerxes;and a 2015/16 Resident Artist with the Portland Opera, where she performed the role of Olga in Eugene Onegin and Third Lady in The Magic Flute. Other recent roles include Ruggiero in Handel’s Alcina,Minskwoman in Jonathan Dove’s Flight, and Isabella in Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri at The Boston Conservatory, and the Page in Rigolettoand Orsini (cover) in Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgiaat the Caramoor Festival. She received her B.Mus. from Rice University and her Masters degree and Artist Diploma in Opera Performance from The Boston Conservatory. She was recently heard with the Brookline Symphony performing Mahler’s Rückert Lieder.

Awards include the Encouragement Award at the New England Regionals of the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions, the Encouragement Award at the Giulio Gari International Voice Competition, the New York City Opera Encouragement Award at the Concorso Giordani, and Third Place in the National Opera Association Competition.

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Xerxes (Glimmerglass Festival)

“Mezzo-soprano Abigail Dock, as Xerxes’s spurned fiancée Amastris, sang with straightforward honesty, well-knit tone, and scrupulous attention to note values.” – Opera News, October 2017, by Fred Cohen

“. . . the sonorous work of the promising Young Artist Abigail Dock (Amastre) gave the show what point and heart it had.” – OPERA magazine (London), November 2017, review by David Shengold

“Abigail Dock offered an empathetic, fluidly sung Amastris, her characterization enhanced by a most winning stage presence.” – Opera Today, review by James Sohre

“Mezzo Abigail Dock was a pensive but determined Amastris.” – Times Union,16 July 2017, review by Joseph Dalton

“Spurned fiancée Amastris was sung by Abigail Dock with skill and artistry. Her numerous rageful arias displayed vocal range and agility.” – Taminophile, 18 July 2017

 

The woman spurned

Mezzo-soprano Abigail Dock inhabits the role of Amastris, whom Xerxes sets aside to pursue Romilda. How refreshing to see a woman spurned who’s not hell-bent on revenge but, rather, on teaching her treacherous beloved a valuable life’s lesson in reconciliation. Ms. Dock exploits the pathos of her role and ennobles the vocal line as Amastris’ noble character reveals progressively.” – BlastingNews,18 July 2017, reviewed by Richard Carter

“Mezzo-soprano Abigail Dock made a strong impression as Amastris, a princess who had been promised to Xerxes in a dynastic marriage, which Xerxes has resisted, so that Amastris disguised herself as a man to gather intelligence about Xerxes’ amorous activities. Dock was particularly effective in the opera’s final moments, in her confrontation with Holiday’s Xerxes that ultimately won his sympathy.” – Opera Warhorses, 15 July 2017

“[M]ezzo-soprano Abigail Dock [was] warm-toned and ardent as the lovelorn Amastris.” – La Scena Musicale, 21 September 21017, reviewed by Charles Geyer.

 

Olga (Portland Opera)

“Dock gave Olga a beguiling presence that made her flirtation with Onegin convincing.” – Northwest Reverb, 13 July 2016

“Mezzo-Soprano Abigail Dock knows how to command a stage!” – Vancouver Symphony Orchestra promo for Portland Chamber Series, 7 March 2016