Mary-Hollis Hundley

Mary-Hollis Hundley, soprano, will be making her company and role debuts at the Michigan Opera Theatre as Gertrud in Hänsel und Gretel in the spring of 2019. Other future engagements include Magda Sorel in Menotti’s The Consul at Bronx Opera as well as her return to Santa Fe Opera to cover the title role in Janáček’s Jenůfa. Her 2017-18 season included Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Virginia Opera as well as three exciting covers – Christine Brewer’s Ariadne auf Naxos at Kentucky Opera, Susan Graham’s Regina (Blitzstein) at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and Jennifer Rowley’s Medea in Corinto (Mayr) at Teatro Nuovo.

Other apprenticeships include the Santa Fe Opera, Sarasota Opera, and Des Moines Metro Opera. Other roles include Mother (Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors), Female Chorus (Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia), Governess (Britten’s The Turn of the Screw), Iolanta (Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta), and Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito).

She has received awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, George London Foundation, Gerda Lissner Young Artist Institute, Richard Gaddes Fund at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and Sarasota Opera Guild. She holds degrees from Mannes College the New School for Music and the University of Kentucky.

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Current & Upcoming Performances

6
April
2019
7:30 pm
Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel
Gertrud
Michigan Opera Theatre
Detroit, MI
Detroit Opera House
10
April
2019
7:30 pm
Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel
Gertrud
Michigan Opera Theatre
Detroit, MI
Detroit Opera House
12
April
2019
7:30 pm
Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel
Gertrud
Michigan Opera Theatre
Detroit, MI
Detroit Opera House
14
April
2019
2:30 pm
Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel
Gertrud
Michigan Opera Theatre
Detroit, MI
Detroit Opera House
24
July
2019
8:30 pm
Janáček's Jenůfa
Jenůfa (cover)
Santa Fe Opera
Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe Theater & Opera Ranch
2
August
2019
8:00 pm
Janáček's Jenůfa
Jenůfa (cover)
Santa Fe Opera
Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe Theater & Opera Ranch
6
August
2019
8:00 pm
Janáček's Jenůfa
Jenůfa (cover)
Santa Fe Opera
Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe Theater & Opera Ranch
15
August
2019
8:00 pm
Janáček's Jenůfa
Jenůfa (cover)
Santa Fe Opera
Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe Theater & Opera Ranch

Past Performances

19
January
2019
Menotti's The Consul
Magda Sorel
Bronx Opera
Bronx, NY
Lovinger Theatre, Lehman College, The Bronx
13
January
2019
Menotti's The Consul
Magda Sorel
Bronx Opera
Bronx, NY
Lovinger Theatre, Lehman College, The Bronx
12
January
2019
Menotti's The Consul
Magda Sorel
Bronx Opera
Bronx, NY
Lovinger Theatre, Lehman College, The Bronx
4
August
2018
Mayr's Medea in Corinto, Maestro al cembalo Jonathan Brandani
Medea (cover)
Teatro Nuovo
Purchase, NY
Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase College
29
July
2018
Mayr's Medea in Corinto, Maestro al cembalo Jonathan Brandani
Medea (cover)
Teatro Nuovo
Purchase, NY
Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase College
1
June
2018
Blitzstein's Regina
Regina (cover)
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Purchase, NY
Loretto-Hilton Center
1
May
2018
Blitzstein's Regina
Regina (cover)
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Purchase, NY
Loretto-Hilton Center
23
February
2018
Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream
Helena
Virginia Opera
February 23 & 25
Richmond, VA
17
February
2018
Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream
Helena
Virginia Opera
February 17 & 18
Fairfax, VA
9
February
2018
Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream
Helena
Virginia Opera
February 9, 11 and 13
Norfolk, VA
10
November
2017
Mozart's Don Giovanni
Zerlina
Opera on the James
November 10 & 12
15
September
2017
Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos
Ariadne (cover)
Kentucky Opera
September 15-17
10
June
2017
Mozart's Titus (La clemenza di Tito)
Vitellia (cover)
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
June 10-24
1
January
2017
Vaughan Williams' Sir John in Love
Meg Page
Bronx Opera
Various days in January 2017
1
January
2016
Verdi's Aïda
High Priestess
Sarasota Opera
Various performances January-March 2016
1
January
2016
Mozart's Così fan tutte
Fiordiligi (cover)
Sarasota Opera
Various performances January-March 2016

The Consul – Bronx Opera
Last night, we hope, be a breakout performance for her. She created a highly sympathetic character with whom it was easy to identify and the enthusiastic applause she received at the end let us know that others shared our opinion. – Voce di Meche

Midsummer Night’s Dream- Virginia Opera
Joseph Lattanzi and Mary-Hollis Hundley also put in first-rate performances as Demetrius and Helena. – ALTDaily.com

Mary-Hollis Hundley, as Helena, stands out, with her deft comic touches, sultry spirit and riveting soprano. – Richmond Times Dispatch

Sir John in Love – Bronx Opera
Hundley is…a real pleasure to watch on stage, especially with her co-conspirator Alice Ford. They both contributed lusty singing throughout: a lot of smiles for them all afternoon. – OperaMetro.com

Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Scenes – Le Nozze di Figaro
In this case, the entire cast sang and acted in such a manner that brought out all of librettist Da Ponte’s humor. The two sopranos were equally superb with… Mary-Hollis Hundley creating a lovely and dignified Countess. – Voce di Meche

Tulsa OPera – La Boheme
Mary-Hollis Hundley brought a sophisticated sauciness to Musetta, and she gave a sparkling rendition of Musetta’s signature waltz, “Quando men vo. – Tulsa World