"Soprano Summer Hassan displayed a big, lustrous voice, with flexibility to match and the ability to project lightning quick changes of character."
THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER
Soprano Summer Hassan is a recent alumnus of LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program. She made her company debut in 2014 as the Second Lady in Barry Kosky's Dido and Aeneas. Her LA Opera appearances have also included Ghost Quartet Soprano in The Ghosts of Versailles, Second Lady in The Magic Flute, Dama in Macbeth, Daughter in Akhnaten as well as several roles in Hercules vs. Vampires. She returns to LA opera to sing Virginia in The Canterville Ghost in 2018.
Recent performances include Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle under the baton of Placido Domingo, as well as Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and Strauss’s Four Last Songs with the Colburn Orchestra. She has performed Beethoven's 9th Symphony as the soprano soloist with the Pasadena Symphony.
She made her role debut as Musetta in Wolf Trap Opera’s 2016 production of La Bohème and in recital with Steven Blier at The Barns, and returning this past summer to sing roles in Rossini's The Touchstone, Musto's Bastianello and Glass/Moran's The Juniper Tree.
Ms. Hassan made her Carnegie Hall debut as Second Niece in Britten’s Peter Grimes with the St. Louis Symphony, and in 2014 she made her debut as the Second Lady in The Magic Flute with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis where she was a Gerdine Young Artist. Other roles have included Mimì in La Bohème, Betty in The Threepenny Opera, and Vitellia in La Clemenza di Tito. She received her master of music from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and her bachelor of music from the Oberlin Conservatory.