American mezzo-soprano Gloria Parker is critically acclaimed in both contemporary and standard operatic and musical theater repertoire, as well as several roles she created in world premiere. The Washington Post praises her as “…a sensitive and conscientious musician,” and the New York Times calls her “solid” in performance.  She performs around the globe in signature roles such as Maddalena in Rigoletto, Nicklausse in The Tales of Hoffmann, Marguerite in The Damnation of Faust, Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana, Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel, Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Mrs. DeRocher in Dead Man Walking, Baba the Turk in The Rake’s Progress, Jenny Diver in Threepenny Opera, the title role in La Perichole, Maillika in Lakme, as well as Kate in Kiss Me, Kate! with companies such as the Washington Opera, Seattle Opera, New York City Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Teatro Regio Torino, Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli, among many others.