Photography by Cory Weaver
A native of New York, I'm a singer and actor who can't imagine ever leaving my life in the arts. I began my career early, singing in the Westminster Choir in Carnegie Hall with the Berlin Philharmonic, and have never looked back. Since then, I've made my solo debut at Carnegie and other amazing venues around the world, and I sing with the world-famous ensemble at the Metropolitan Opera. A dreamer at heart, I love stargazing, roller skating, growing beautiful greenery in my apartment and dancing with friends.
I strive to live each day to the fullest, participating in and creating meaningful works of art and media that make people think, lift up their spirits, or impact the world in unexpected ways.
Abigail Wright is a lyric Mezzo Soprano whose excellent musicianship and dramatic skills are matched only by her captivatingly unique and desirable voice. She recently made her Carnegie Hall debut as Marghareta in The Song of Norway and appeared in both Carousel with Live from Lincoln Center and Prince Igor in the Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD series (returning for Turandot in January 2016). Under the vision of director and photographer Sarah Small, Ms. Wright was the featured opera singer in the critically acclaimed Tableau Vivant of the Delirium Constructions, with an anticipated documentary release in 2015. In one of the highlights of her career thus far, she also collaborated with composer Mark Adamo to portray Meg in the Israeli premiere of his opera Little Women. Other roles include Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Nellie in South Pacific, Concepción in L’Heure Espagnole, Rosita in the puppet opera Don Cristóbal, Cheri in the film Wolfy's Journey, Fidalma in Il Matrimonio Segreto and the Mezzo Soprano in Conrad Susa's Transformations.
In demand as an oratorio soloist, Abigail Wright has sung with the American Symphony Orchestra, Opera Lafayette, the Garden State Philharmonic, and the New Amsterdam Symphony, to name a few. Making her West Coast debut, Ms. Wright performed Verdi's Requiem with the Mid-Columbia Symphony, in which she was hailed as "full in the low range and balanced throughout with no apparent limit at the top. She showed the intensity and drama the music demands and sings with sensitivity.” Most recently, she appeared with the Mineola Choral Society as the Mezzo Soprano soloist for Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and the Mass in C.
Abigail Wright has performed and apprenticed with the Aspen Opera Theater and the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv. She holds degrees from Westminster Choir College and the University of Maryland, where she participated in the Maryland Opera Studio. She has also appeared in master classes with Joan Dornemann, Edward Berkeley, Marilyn Horne, Lauren Flanigan, and Charles Rieker. Currently, Ms. Wright lives in New York, where she continues to perform and study her lifelong passion for opera and oratorio.