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Eugenia Garza, a native of Monterrey, Mexico, joined The Washington National Opera Young Artist Program in the 2002-2003 season.  She made her operatic debut in the 1998-1999 season as Mimi in La Boheme with the Palm Beach Opera, having won this company’s prestigious vocal competition.  She has appeared at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, The Washington National Opera, the Palm Beach Opera, and the Connecticut Opera in such roles as Mimi in La Boheme, Liu in Turandot, Angelica in Suor Angelica, Micaela in Carmen, the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Leonora in Il Trovatore,Violetta in La Traviata, Adina in L’Elisir d’amore, and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni.

Ms. Garza also participated in an opera gala at the Bellas Artes, performing arias and ensembles with Placido Domingo at the Kennedy Center. She appeared as Liu in Mazatlan in northern Mexico, and in the 2000-2001 season, she returned to the Palm Beach Opera for her first performances of the title role of Luisa Miller.

Ms. Garza made her Connecticut Opera debut as Mimi in La Boheme in the fall of 2001.  She then performed this role for her debut with The Washington National Opera in the fall of 2002.  In July of 2002, she was also heard in Germany in a gala concert with the Radio-Philharmonie Hannover des NDR.  She also participated in the Voci Verdiane at the Verdi Festival in Parma, Italy in 2001. She made her South American debut as Musetta in La Boheme in Guatemala, and was invited to sing in a special concert for Placido Domingo at the White House in 2003.  She then returned to The Washington National Opera for the role of Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni.

Ms. Garza sang the role of Liu in Turandot at the St. Margarethen Festival in July and August 2003, and in September of that same year she appeared with the Houston Symphony in a program of Hispanic music.  In June 2004 she sang the title role of Aida at the Bellas Artes.  After her big success as Liu in Turandot at the St. Margarethen Festival, she was asked to return there for Aida in July and August 2004.  In November 2004 Ms. Garza returned to the Washington National Opera for the title role in the zarzuela Luisa Fernanda opposite Placido Domingo.

The Young Artist has coached and participated in master classes with Renata Scotto, Joan Dornemann, and Elena Obraztsova.  Ms. Garza’s repertoire also includes such roles as Marguerite in Faust, Magda in La Rondine, and Antonia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann.


Bizet Carmen Micaela
Donizetti L’elisir d’Amore Adina
Gounod Faust Marguerite
Leoncavallo Pagliacci Nedda
Mozart Don Giovanni
Le Nozze Di Figaro
Donna Elvira
Offenbach Les Contes d’Hoffmann Antonia
Puccini La Boheme
La Rondine
Suor Angelica
Suor Angelica
Verdi Falstaff
Luisa Miller
La Traviata
Il Trovatore
Alice Ford
Luisa Miller