Faith Sherman, Mezzo-soprano

Acclaimed by the New York Times as a “luminous mezzo-soprano,” and praised by Opera News for her “rich mezzo,” Faith Sherman has enjoyed successes on operatic and concert stages worldwide.

Faith made “a sensational European debut” (Financial Times) at the English National Opera as the Pilgrim in Kaijia Saariaho's L'Amour de loin, to rave reviews from the international press. For the inaugural season of the Philharmonie de Paris, Faith was featured as Catherine in Honegger’s Jeanne d’Arc au Bűcher with l’Orchestre de Paris. She reprised the role with the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, and at Lincoln Center with the New York Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert. Other favorite international performances include Concepcion in L’heure espagnole at Oper Frankfurt, mezzo-soprano soloist in Verdi’s Messa da requiem at the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele and at the Opéra de Vichy, and Smeaton in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena with Welsh National Opera, for which critics praised her “gorgeous velvety mezzo, allied to a beautiful sense of line and unostentatious delivery.”

In the U.S., Faith Sherman appeared as Rossweisse in Die Walküre with the Houston Grand Opera under the baton of Patrick Summers; premiered the mezzo-soprano lead in Ricky Ian Gordon’s Rappahannock County at Virginia Opera and Richmond Opera; appeared at the Lincoln Center Festival in Auerbach’s The Blind; portrayed Sister Sophia in The Sound of Music at Carnegie Hall; and enjoyed standing ovations for her performances of Berlioz’ La captive and Bernstein's Jeremiah Symphony with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and at the Aspen Music Festival. Other notable operatic roles include Beatrice (Houston Grand Opera), Dorabella (Chautauqua Opera), Cherubino, Erminella in Volpone, and the title role in Lucrezia, both by John Musto (Wolf Trap Opera). Her appearances with the Juilliard Opera Center include Clytemnestre in Gluck’s Iphigénie en Aulide, Ramiro in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera, Fay Doyle in the world premiere of Lowell Liebermann’s Miss Lonelyhearts, and Hermia in Britten’s A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Faith’s Charleston Symphony Orchestra debut was as a soloist in Mozart’s Requiem in March 2019.

A GRAMMY-nominated artist, Ms. Sherman is featured on recordings of Volpone (Wolf Trap), Rappahannock County (Naxos), Brief Encounter (Deutsche Gramophone) and The Refuge (Albany).

Faith Sherman holds degrees from Eastman School of Music, the Cincinnati College Conservatory and the Juilliard School. She was the winner of the 2007 Houston Grand Opera Eleanor McCollum Competition and the New England Regional Metropolitan Opera Auditions, and a semi-finalist in the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Auditions, the 2011 Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition and Plácido Domingo’s 2012 Operalia World Opera Competition.