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.” Ms. Castillo’s 2021/22 season include several house debuts including the Lyric Opera of Chicago where she will cover the role of Königin der Nacht, Opera San Jose in the roles of Frasquita (Carmen) and Maria (West Side Story) and Opera Lafayette in their production of Gretry’s Silvainin the role of Lucette. She will also be making her debut with White Snake Productions as Circe/Siren/Greek Chorus in the premier of A Survivor’s Odyssey: The Journey of Penelope and Circe. Her 2019/20 Season included engagements at Knoxville Opera in the title role of Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, a Carnegie Hall concert under the baton of John Rutter, and a recital with Pittsburgh Festival Opera (both cancelled due to Covid-19).Ms. Castillo recently competed as a Finalist and won an Encouragement Award from the George London Foundation. Other season competition highlights included a Finalist in Opera Columbus’ Cooper-Bing Competition, Third Prize Winner at the Opera Index Competition, Third Prize Winner at The Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition, and the First Place and Audience Favorite at the Mildred Miller International Voice Competition. Her most recent award was the Second Prize Winner of the Altamura/Caruso International Voice Competition which will include a dedicated performance at The Vatican’s Pontifical Hall for Sacred Music in Vatican City. She was also a semi-finalist in the McCammon Voice Competition with Fort Worth Opera this year, which was cancelled due to Covid-19.Recent opera engagements include several role debuts performing Chiang Ch’ing (Nixon in China)at The Princeton Festival, Rosina (Barber of Seville)with Opera Theatre St. Louis, Königin der Nacht(Die Zauberflöte)with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra, Opera Theatre St. Louis, Manhattan Opera Studio, and The Occasional Opera Company, Yum-Yum in (The Mikado)with Loveland Opera Theatre, Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro) with Emerald City Opera, Lamont Opera Theatre, Elsie Maynard (Yeomen of the Guard) with Empire Lyric Players, The Dew Fairy (Hansel and Gretel) with Lamont Opera Theatre, Drusilla (L’incoronazione di Poppea) with Metropolitan State Opera Ensemble, and Adele (Die Fledermaus) with Rocky Mountain Chamber Opera. Ms. Castillo has been a Young Artist at San Francisco Opera’s prestigious Merola Opera Program as #1 in Conrad Susa’s Transformations, a Herndon Emerging Artist with Virginia Opera covering the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor and Tytania in a Midsummer’s Night Dream, and a Resident Principal Artist in the inaugural season of Teatro Nuovoas Creusa in Mayr’s Medea in Corinto, having prior been a Young Artist at Bel Canto at Caramoor covering Adele (Il Pirata).