Mary Hoskins was a National Semi-Finalist at the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition in 2022.
For the past two summers Mary performed as a studio artist at Wolf Trap Opera. While there she covered the role of Cendrillon in Pauline Viardot’s Cendrillon. She also participated in their Little Lunch Music series and in their 2020 recorded scenes concert as Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Mimi (La bohème), Mary (Fellow Travelers), and 1st Lady (Die Zauberflöte).
Mary received her masters degree at Brigham Young University where she has performed numerous roles including, Suor Angelica in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Theodora in Handel’s Theodora, and 1st Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.
Mary is a two-year alumnus of Dolora Zajick’s Institute for Young Dramatic Voices where she worked with internationally renowned directors and coaches. She was also featured in their Final Concert both summers singing arias from Don Giovanni and I Pagliacci.
Mary has also performed with Utah Vocal Arts Academy in their roles of the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro and Nedda in Gianni Schicchi.
Mary learned to love singing from her family's car confined belting sessions. However, she found opera when her brother signed her up for an audition out of the blue. It was an audition taking place the very next morning… and Mary didn't know any classical pieces. After a very stressful evening, Mary managed a decent enough audition to get into the program. Which was fortunate since it was there that she fell in love with the art form and she's been caught by its charms ever since.
Photo by: Daniel Welch