Kim Stanish, mezzo-soprano, is a native of Denver, Colorado. She recently performed the roles of Frida Kahlo and Alicia in Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World with Central City Opera’s Touring Company. In 2022, Kim will sing the title role in Carmen at Miami Classical Music Festival, rescheduled from 2020. Her 2021 engagements included performing La Bergère, La Chatte, and L’Écureuil in Boulder Opera Company’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, Nancy in Albert Herring at Miami Classical Music Festival, and Dritte Dame in Die Zauberflöte at the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver. She was featured as Isabella (L’Italiana in Algeri) in “An Evening of Italian Opera Scenes” and Ježibaba (Rusalka) in “A Night at the Opera” at the University of Denver, and as Lupe Marin/Mrs. Rockefeller in Frida (2019 Opera Artist Institute, Opera Steamboat). In 2020, she was scheduled to make her Lincoln Center debut as the Mezzo-Soprano Soloist in “Masterworks: The Music of Dan Forrest” but the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Miss Stanish holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Denver, a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Policy, both from Western Washington University.