Known for her scintillating musicality and impeccable professionalism, Deborah Domanski’s career highlights include leading roles with The Santa Fe Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, New Orleans Opera, Opera Naples, Tulsa Opera, and St Petersburg Opera. Her solo concert performance engagements include The American Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Hong Kong Philharmonic, Utah Symphony, The Santa Fe Pro Musica Contemporary & Baroque Ensembles, The Asheville Symphony, The Grand Rapids Bach Festival and her Weill Concert Hall debut as part of the Horne Foundation’s The Song Continues -- recital series at Carnegie Hall.
Upcoming and recent performances include two concerts with the Santa Fe Pro Musica this season performing Vivaldi’s Motet Longe mala, umbrae, terrores; and, several selections from Handel’s sacred oratorios. She sings Rosina in ll barbiere di Siviglia with the Indianapolis Opera in the 2016-17 season.
In 2014-2015, Ms. Domanski performed Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Naples; Sesto in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito with Opera in the Heights, Houston; several concerts with the Santa Fe Pro Musica including Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen; Symphony #4; the alto soloist in Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater; Vivaldi’s solo cantata Laudate pueri Dominum; Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice in concert as Orfeo with the New Mexico Philharmonica; and as soloist in Bach’s Missa in b minor with the Grand Rapids Symphony.
Highlights from the 2013-2014 season include a return to Santa Fe Opera, covering Susan Graham in the title role of La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein. She also completed her first contract with The Metropolitan Opera, covering Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto. Other concert performance highlights included Mozart, Haydn & Gluck Arias with the New Mexico Philharmonic, A Baroque Christmas program, and Bach Cantata BWV 51 with the Santa Fe Pro Musica.
Ms. Domanski is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music, and has an Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School – Juilliard Opera Center, winning the Juilliard Vocal Arts Honors Recital in Alice Tully Hall. She spent three summers at the Music Academy of the West, was selected for the two-year Young Artist program at the Pittsburgh Opera, and enjoyed two summers at The Santa Fe Opera Apprentice program where her responsibilities included performing Mercedes in Carmen and covering Susan Graham in the role of Cecilio in Mozart’s Lucio Silla.
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“‛Una voce poco fa’, Rosina’s early act-one cavatina, did not devolve into mannerism; it was a confession of deep and mysterious longing. Elsewhere, Domanski -– because she never gave too much too soon – could fool a listener into believing her voice was fundamentally modest in scale. Then, in a rush of thrilling crescendo, she would reveal a ringing and securely supported top. That’s what we call skill, and just as important, taste.”
— Andrew Adler, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans Opera, Il barbiere di Siviglia
“The lovely mezzo-soprano Deborah Domanski (replacing Christine Rice, who withdrew from the production because of illness) sings the courageous Zenobia with luscious sound and lyrical refinement.”
— Anthony Tommasini, New York Times, Santa Fe Opera, Radamisto