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Kim Stanish, mezzo-soprano, is a native of Denver, Colorado. She recently performed the roles of Suzuki (Madama Butterfly) and Fairy Queen (Iolanthe) as a Resident Artist with Opera Naples. In 2023, she was featured as the Mezzo-Soprano Soloist in the ‘Fountain of Youth’ Concert Collaboration with Central City Opera and Denver Young Artists Orchestra, and performed the title role in Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Tisbe (cover) with Mediterranean Opera Studio, and sang concert performances as a Guest Artist with Fort Collins Opera . In 2022, she performed the title role in Carmen and the partial role of Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, both with Miami Classical Music Festival, and as the Alto Soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Boulder Messiah Chorale. She has 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 since 2022. 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 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). 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. 

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