Student Recital: Molly Clementz, mezzo-soprano

Event Date: 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 5:00pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • Karl Geiringer Hall

Event Price: 

Admission is free.

Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
Molly Clementz, mezzo-soprano
Photo by Ben Nissen.
Mezzo-soprano Molly Clementz will present a doctoral recital with pianist John Scoville on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 5 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall. The program will include Ned Rorem's Four Poems of Tennyson, Ernest Chausson's Sept Mélodies, Op 2., Gioachino Rossini's La regata veneziana, and various arias by W.A. Mozart, Charles Gounod, Richard Strauss, and Jules Massenet. Admission is free.
Born in St. Charles, Illinois, Molly Clementz is a mezzo-soprano who studies with Dr. Linda Di Fiore in the MM/DMA program at University of California, Santa Barbara. Molly was featured in Opera Santa Barbara’s Mosher Studio Artist program from 2015-2017 and recently performed in their mainstage productions as Bianca in La Rondine, Lapák in The Cunning Little Vixen and Mercédès in Carmen. She was prominently featured in two roles in the 2017 National Opera Association Dominick Argento Chamber Opera Competition. Molly made her mainstage debut with Opera Santa Barbara in 2016 as La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi, and the Nursing sister in Suor Angelica. In 2015 she sang the lead role of Viola in the West Coast Premier of Joel Feigin’s award-winning Twelfth Night. In 2014 she studied abroad in Austria, and was a finalist in the American Institute of Musical Studies’ Meistersinger Competition in Graz. Molly has been a soloist and singer with the St. Ynez Master Chorale and the Santa Barbara Orchestra, and won first place at local competitions, such as the Santa Barbara Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation. Molly performed as the title role in the University of North Texas’ 2013 production of Massenet’s Cendrillon. She received a degree in English at Luther College, where she played Cupid in Offenbach’s Orpheus and the Underworld, and Touchstone in Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Molly will be a soloist in Ticheli's Angels in the Architecture in the upcoming Wind Ensemble Concert. This summer, Molly will attend the Chicago Summer Opera Program. Her doctoral work dissertation focuses on the gendering of pants roles in opera.