Chicago-based mezzo-soprano Mallory Harding, most recently performed the role of Zita in Gianni Schicchi with both New Moon Opera and Sinfonietta Bel Canto this spring. Other roles with New Moon Opera include Armelinde in Pauline Viardot’s Cendrillon, Croûte-au-Pot in Mesdames de la Halle by Offenbach, Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti, and Hansel in Hansel and Gretel.
Ms. Harding performed with Evanston Chamber Opera in the world premiere of Joseph's Gift by Francis Lynch as Alto Narrator and was hailed as "simply fanastic" (Aaron Hunt, Chicago Theatre Review). She frequently performs with Vox 3 Collective and has sung the roles of Line and Agathe in their Chicago premiere of Carl Nielsen's Maskerade, in addition to appearing in numerous Vox 3 cabarets and recitals all over the city of Chicago. She also is the alto section leader and cantor at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Wilmette.
Mallory Harding received her Master of Music degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2012, where she performed the roles of Tisbe in La Cenerentola and Valencienne in The Merry Widow.