Hailed as a “true artist” (Opera News), Soprano Raquel González from Lawrence, Kansas recently completed three seasons as a Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist at Washington National Opera, where she appeared as Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly), Contessa Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Micaëla (Carmen), and Mimì (La bohème). She is a 2019 Sphinx Organization Medal of Excellence Awardee.
This season, Ms. González makes her role and house debuts as Liù in Turandot with New Orleans Opera before returning to WNO for another role debut as Anna Sørensen in Silent Night. The New Year brings several house debuts, first at North Carolina Opera as Micaëla, then Atlanta Opera to reprise Tatyana in Eugene Onegin. She then sings Violetta in La traviata at Opera on the James before returning to Mimì at Opera Tampa. She ends the season making another house debut as Cio-Cio-San at Central City Opera.