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.

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Interview: Modern Singer Magazine

Meet Ms. Naghdi, soprano in this Artist Feature by Modern Singer Magazine and learn about what she does best, her take on the competition in the music industry, and the best part about being an opera singer!


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