Soprano Teresa Castillo

ROLES PREPARED AND/OR PERFORMED
Adele – Die Fledermaus
Adele – Il Pirata
La Comtesse Adèle – Le Comte Ory
Amina – La Sonnambula
Amor – L'incoronazione di Poppea
Ana Maria – Em mis Palabras (Ames)
Annetta – Crispino e la comare (Ricci)
Barbarina – Le nozze di Figaro
Chiang Ch'ing – Nixon in China
Clorinda – La Cenerentola
Creusa – Medea in Corinto
Dew Fairy/Sandman – Hansel und Gretel
Drusilla – L'incoronazione di Poppea
Elsie Maynard – Yeomen of the Guard
Frasquita – Carmen
Gilda – Rigoletto
Konstanze – Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Lucette – Silvain
Lucia – Lucia di Lammermoor
Maria – West Side Story
Miss Wordsworth – Albert Herring
Mrs. Hayes – Susannah
Pamina – Die Zauberflöte
Papagena – Die Zauberflöte
Sara Turing – The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing
Tytania – A Midsummer Night's Dream
Yum-Yum – The Mikado
Zerlina – Don Giovanni
#1 – Transformations (Susa)
ROLES IN PREPARATION AND/OR CONSIDERATION
Gretel – Hansel und Gretel
Juliette – Romeo et Juliette
Morgana – Alcina
Rosina – Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Susanna – Le nozze di Figaro
Zerbinetta – Ariadne auf Naxos

Costa Rican-American Soprano Teresa Castillo has been hailed by the San Francisco Gate as a “standout, bringing [vocal] power and florid elegance,” and by Opera News for exhibiting “a clean, concentrated sound, and a lovely, intelligent musicianship.”

Engagements of note for the 2023-2024 season include a return to Lyric Opera of Chicago for a mainstage debut, singing the role of Clorinda in La Cenerentola, a debut with the Littleton Symphony (singing “Reflections on a Mexican Garden,” which was written for her by composer Kevin Padworski), and another assignment with Lyric Opera of Chicago in the fall, covering the role of Gilda in Rigoletto.

Ms. Castillo’s 2022-2023 season included a house debut at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, where she performed the role of Maria in Francesca Zambello’s production of Bernstein’s West Side Story and a return to Lyric Opera of Chicago, where she covered La Comtesse Adèle in Le Comte Ory. That season, she also made house and role debuts with Chicago Opera Theater as Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring and Sara Turing in The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing, as well as a debut with Opera Southwest as La Comtesse Adèle in Le Comte Ory, where she jumped-in with 24 hrs notice. The same summer, Castillo made her Lincoln Center debut as Annetta in Ricci’s Crispino e la Comare with Teatro Nuovo.

Additional recent engagements of note for Ms. Castillo include house debuts with Lyric Opera of Chicago (Königin der Nacht cover), Opera San Jose (Frasquita in Carmen and Maria in West Side Story), and Opera Lafayette (as Lucette in the company’s production of Gretry’s Silvain). During the summer of 2022, she returned to Teatro Nuovo to sing the role of Amina in La Sonnambula, but the show was postponed due to COVID.

Ms. Castillo has placed in many competitions including the Lois Alba Aria Competition, Opera Index, The Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition, Mildred Miller International Voice Competition, The Anita Cerquetti International Competition, Altamura/Caruso International Voice Competition, Classical Singer Magazine Competition, and the Denver Lyric Opera Guild Competition. She was a finalist in the George London Foundation Competition, Cooper-Bing Competition and was also a semi-finalist in the McCammon Voice Competition with Fort Worth Opera in 2020, which was cancelled due to COVID. She has received grants from Career Bridges, The Allied Arts in Denver, Colorado, The Anna Sosenko Trust, and the Bel Canto Vocal Scholarship Foundation in Cranston, Rhode Island.

Ms. Castillo’s training includes participation in San Francisco Opera‘s prestigious Merola program and as a Resident Principal Artist with Teatro Nuovo and a member of the Virginia Opera Herndon Emerging Artists program.