A PERSONAL TAKE
Offstage, or backstage as it were, I am a mom of both the two-legged and four-legged kind. I am a dedicated outdoorswoman who made summer 2021 about hiking Mount Whitney and is now setting my sites on the long list of 14ers in her magnificent shadow. I am also a knitter, spinner, and passionate gardener. I'm an advocate, ally, mentor, teacher, and constant student of all things. Forever curious. Always in awe of the awesome and immensely grateful.
Audrey Babcock is an award-winning mezzo-soprano who has gained notoriety for her commanding, powerful performances as Carmen and her dark, hypnotic portrayals of Maddalena in Rigoletto. Ms. Babcock made her French debut as Carmen with the Festival Lyrique-en-Mer and has performed the role with Florentine Opera, Nashville Opera, Florida Grand Opera, New York City Opera, San Antonio Opera, Knoxville Opera, Opera Delaware, Toledo Opera, Anchorage Opera, Dayton Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Mill City Summer Opera, and Utah Festival Opera where The Salt Lake Tribune wrote “Audrey Babcock's performance as Carmen was a spellbinding tour de force...from the moment she took the stage her self-assured characterization was mesmerizing ...Babcock's caramel-hued mezzo was a pleasure…her supple tones caressed the notes, radiating earthy allure.”
In the 2022-2023 season, Ms. Babcock returns to Arizona opera to reprise her roles in Redler/Dye’s new work The Falling and Rising. The 2021-2022 season included Babcock’s original show, Lily; her life, his music with Marble City Opera; The Falling and the Rising with Opera Carolina; Verdi’s Requiem with the Reading Symphony Orchestra; and the title role in Carmen and Aldonza in The Man of La Mancha with Utah Festival Opera.