Chicago-based mezzo-soprano, Mallory Harding, was most recently heard singing the Violin Aria from Tales of Hoffman with New Moon Opera, and at Beers and Ballads with Vox 3 Collective. This past spring, Ms. Harding sang the role of Armelinde in Pauline Viardot's Cendrillon with New Moon Opera. Other roles with New Moon Opera include 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.
Upcoming performances include How the Grinch Stole Christmas with Lakeview Orchestra, and A Canterbury Christmas with the Canterbury Singers, both in December; as well as the role of Zita in Gianni Schicchi with New Moon Opera in April.
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.