Persian-American soprano Vanessa Naghdi is originally from the Washington, D.C. area. She recently completed an 8-month residency with Opera Colorado as an Artist in Residence. While there, Ms. Naghdi reprised her role of Nannetta in Falstaff under the baton of Maestro Ari Pelto. She created the role of Mrs. Soep and covered Ina Soep in the world premiere of the opera Steal a Pencil for Me, with music by Gerald Cohen and libretto by Deborah Brevoort. Ms. Naghdi also performed the role of Adina in The Elixir of Love and debuted the role of Clorinda in the premiere of Cinderella (touring productions). She covered the role of Musetta in La Bohème with the company. Ms. Naghdi is thrilled to return to Arizona Opera this season.
Interview: "An Afternoon of American Song" with Opera Colorado
Meet Vanessa Naghdi, soprano and learn about her background, what brought her to Opera Colorado, and what she performed for An Afternoon of American Song!
Watch: See Vanessa perform in this brand new video as an Artist in Residence with Opera Colorado!