Taylor Raven will close the 2020-21 season with a role and house debut with Des Moines Metro Opera as Polina in Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame and a house debut as Rosina in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia with Finger Lakes Opera. During the 2020-21 season, Taylor was also scheduled to debut at the Minnesota Opera as Angelina in Rossini’s La Cenerentola and make a role/house debut as the title role of Bizet’s Carmen at Opera San Jose. In the 2021-2022 season, Taylor looks forward to many debuts on the opera and concert stage. She will make her house debut with Houston Grand Opera as Dritte Dame in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and will make a role/house debut with North Carolina Opera in Paul Moravec’s Sanctuary Road as Clarissa Davis. Taylor will make a role/house debut as Mallika in Delibes’ Lakmé with Washington Concert Opera. She will perform as the alto soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Dallas Symphony under conductor Fabio Luisi, Baltimore Symphony under conductor Marin Alsop and the Los Angeles Philharmonic under conductor Gustavo Dudamel.
In the 2019-20 season, Taylor was scheduled to debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Grimgerde in Wagner’s Die Walküre and cover Flosshilde in Wagner’s Das Rheingold/Götterdämmerung. She was seen as Rosina in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia and Concepción in Ravel’s L’heure espagnole as a 2019 Filene Artist at Wolf Trap Opera. She made her Alice Tully Hall debut, appearing with the American Symphony Orchestra for a concert of Bach arias. She is a recent alum of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program at the Los Angeles Opera, where she was seen as Dritte Dame in the Kosky production of Die Zauberflöte, Annio in La clemenza di Tito, Tebaldo in Verdi’s Don Carlo, and the Sandman in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel.
In 2018-2019 Taylor made her Los Angeles Philharmonic debut as a soloist in the Hollywood Bowl performance of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy. She appeared with the New West Symphony in Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky and made her Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra debut as a soloist in Mahler’s Das Klagende Lied as a part of their May Festival. In 2017-18 Taylor performed with Wolf Trap Opera and the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic, making a Naxos Classical recording of Bernstein’s Songfest. She won 1st prize in the 2018 Loren L. Zachary competition and is a recipient of a 2017 Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation.