Soprano Summer Hassan is a recent alumnus of LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program. She made her company debut in 2014 as the Second Lady in Barry Kosky's Dido and Aeneas. Her LA Opera appearances have also included Ghost Quartet Soprano in The Ghosts of Versailles, Second Lady in The Magic Flute, Dama in Macbeth, Daughter in Akhnaten as well as several roles in Hercules vs. Vampires. She returns to LA Opera to sing Virginia in The Canterville Ghost in 2018.
Recent performances include Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle under the baton of Placido Domingo, as well as Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and Strauss’s Four Last Songs with the Colburn Orchestra.
She made her role debut as Musetta in Wolf Trap Opera’s 2016 production of La Bohème and in recital with Steven Blier at The Barns, returning to sing roles in Rossini's The Touchstone, Musto's Bastianello and Glass/Moran's The Juniper Tree.
Ms. Hassan made her Carnegie Hall debut as Second Niece in Britten’s Peter Grimes with the St. Louis Symphony, and in 2014 she made her debut as Second Lady in The Magic Flute with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as a Gerdine Young Artist. Other roles include Mimì in La Bohème, Betty in The Threepenny Opera, and Vitellia in La Clemenza di Tito.
She received her master of music from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and her bachelor of music from the Oberlin Conservatory.