Shanley Horvitz

Shanley Horvitz (1993)

| United States

Accompanist | Nijolė Baranauskaitė

Shanley Horvitz, an American mezzo soprano, has been reviewed "to spin lovely, warm legato phrases, replete with ease of emission, dynamic variety, elegance, yet holding obvious power in reserve.” Shanley had a fruitful competition season in 2022 winning 1st place of the International Orpheus Competition, 2nd place in the Opera San Jose Irene Dalis Competition, 2nd place in the Pasadena Vocal Competition 1st place in the Houston Gilbert & Sullivan Career Grant Competition, 3rd place in the Opera Florham, 1st place at the 2021 Mario Lanza Institute Competition, 1st place at the Vienna Summer Music Festival. Recently Shanley has debuted as Anacoana in Franchetti’s Cristoforo Colombo with Teatro Grattacielo, Jezibaba, Rusalka, and has performed the title role in Bizet’s Carmen which she debuted in concert at Carnegie Hall. ANother notable debut was Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at Palais Ehrbar. Shanley is from the Philadelphia area and is based part time in Liguria, Italy; she is a graduate of Westminster Choir College.


  • Gaetano Donizetti | Anna Bolena
    • Giovanna's aria "Per questa fiamma indomita"
  • Richard Wagner | Tannhäuser
    • Venus' aria „Geliebter, komm!“

  • Charles Gounod | Sapho
    • Sapho's aria "O ma lyre immortele"
  • Francesco Cilea | Adriana Lecouvreur
    • Princesse's aria "Acerba voluttà…O vagabonda stella"

  • Giuseppe Verdi | Don Carlos
    • Eboli's aria "O don fatale"
  • Jules Massenet | Werther
    • Charlotte's aria "Werther! Qui m'aurait dit... Ces lettres!" ("Letter Scene")

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