Kerriann Otaño returns to OSJ in the 2019-20 season as a member of the resident company, performing the roles of the Mother and the Witch (Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel), and Leonora (Verdi’s Il trovatore). Previously, Ms. Otaño appeared as Senta in OSJ’s 2017-18 production of Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman. Recent performances for Ms. Otaño include the Metropolitan Opera for their production of Die Walkure, and debuting the role of Mimí in Puccini’s La bohème with Pacific Opera. Other recent appearances include Candide with Washington National Opera, starring in Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied at the Houston Grand Opera, and appearing with the Lyric Opera of Chicago in Fellow Travelers in the role of Mary Johnson (cover) Other recent engagements include her return to Fort Worth Opera Festival in her role debut as Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen, Contessa Almaviva in her debut at Opera Memphis in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, and Kitty Hart in Jake Heggie’s acclaimed Dead Man Walking in Washington National Opera.
Ms. Otaño is a 2016 National Semi-Finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and a recent graduate of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program at Washington National Opera. Ms. Otaño hails from Long Island, NY and holds a bachelors degree from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and a masters degree from Mannes College The New School for Music.
Please visit Ms. Otaño’s website for additional information.