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Rising American mezzo-soprano Mack Wolz (they/them) has been praised by Opera News for their “keen sense of character” following their win at the 2019 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

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Named a 2019 Grand Finals Winner by the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions,
nonbinary American mezzo-soprano Mack Wolz (they/them) has garnered critical acclaim for
their committed performances of both new and standard repertoire.

Having just made their European operatic debut with Concert and Theater St. Gallen as Bersi in
Andrea Chénier, Mx. Wolz will return to the company to start their 2023-24 season premiering
Lili Elbe, the latest work by Grammy award winning American composer Tobias Picker and
librettist Aryeh Lev Stollman. Lili Elbe is an opera based on the life of Lili Elbe, one of the first
persons to undergo gender affirmation surgery. Telling trans stories is extremely important to
Mack, especially during this time where the rights and existence of trans people are under

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This is not the first queer story Mx. Wolz has premiered in their career. Earlier this year, Mack made their debut with Washington National Opera in What the Spirits Show, a new opera by Silen Wellington and Walken Schweigert about trans teenager Calamus, and the trials they must navigate in order to be their true self. Then, in their 2022 season, Mack returned to Opera Theatre Saint Louis to take part in Stewart Wallace’s new work, Harvey Milk, premiering the role of Anne Kronenberg, Harvey Milk’s campaign manager during his historic San Francisco Board of Supervisors campaign in 1977. 


Rounding out their 2022 season, Mx. Wolz made their film debut with Boston Lyric Opera in a new cinematic interpretation of Svadba by Ana Sokolovic and directed by Shura Baryshnikov. Later that year, Mack returned to the company for their production of Romeo and Juliet where they were praised for their “compelling stage presence” and “wonderful voice” as Stephano.

Mx. Wolz recently completed a residency with the Arizona Opera Marion Roose Pullin Opera Studio. During their 2021-22 season, Mack made their mainstage debut as Mercèdes in Carmen, followed by Mrs. Segstrom in A Little Night Music, and Dorabella in Mozart’s beloved classic, Così fan tutte. During Arizona Opera’s Reimagined 2020-21 season, they performed a variety of scenes and arias, including highlights from Madame Butterfly, Il barbiere di Siviglia, and I Capuleti ed i Montecchii.

In their 2021 season, Mx. Wolz returned to their home company of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis to take part in the world premiere of Laura Karpman and Taura Stinson’s On The Edge. Mack had spent the previous three summers with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, taking part in their Gerdine Young Artist and Gaddes Festival Artist programs. Their performance in The Coronation of Poppea (2019) was highlighted by Opera News for their “creamy mezzo and mischievous spark as Amore.” At the company, they also covered Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Pvt. Stanton in An American Soldier, and Annio in La Clemenza di Tito. Outside of their mainstage season, Mack has participated in concerts, workshops, and outreach, most notably portraying Angelina in a reduced version of La Cenerentola for children around the St. Louis area. 


Mack’s training has included past resident artist apprenticeships with International Meistersinger Akademie (Neumarkt, Germany), Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and Seagle Music Colony. Mx. Wolz holds a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music degree from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

Press Kit

Find downloadable versions of Mx. Wolz's press kit materials at the links below. For a short bio for use in marketing purposes, contact them directly here.



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