Olivia Currier is an American mezzo-soprano from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She currently resides in Lubbock, Texas, studying Vocal Performance and Music Education at Texas Tech University under the mentorship of Dr. Rebecca Hays and supported by the Robins Vocal Scholarship. Her time as a singer has brought her roles such as the Evil Stepmother in Disney’s Cinderella, Elsa von Schraeder in The Sound of Music, the Second Witch in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Madame de Croissy in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, Shirley Kaplan in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, and Dorabella in Mozart’s Cosí fan tutte. She has sung with the Quintessence Choral Artists of the Southwest as a Choral Scholar, alongside the Voces8 US Scholars. She has recently been awarded as the 1st Place winner of the 2021 DFW/Panhandle NATS competition, 1st Prize in the 2021 Charleston International European Music Competition, 3rd Prize in the Rocky Mountain Music Competition, where she has been invited to sing at the Winners’ Recital in Toronto, Ontario, and the Grand Prize at the 2021 21st Century Talents Music Competition, where she has been invited to sing in Ottawa for the Winners’ Recital. Olivia has sung in masterclasses for world-renowned soprano Mary Jane Johnson and Fort Worth Opera General Director Afton Battle.
Olivia’s musical journey began with singing in her middle school’s beginning chorus class when she was 12 years old. Her love for music and the stage blossomed immediately, and she would continue doing straight plays, musicals, concerts and show choirs throughout her teenage years in the Albuquerque area at school, community, and professional levels. In her undergraduate years, opera and art song became the new center of her career and she now passionately dedicates herself to the world of classical music. When she is not at school, she is a Scholarship Singer at the Christ the King Cathedral, a class facilitator, office manager, and teacher of piano and voice at Joyful Noise Music Studio, a princess party performer with My Pixie Party Planner, and a crew member for Texas Tech University’s Hemmle Recital Hall.
As well as the opportunity to perform in Canada in the future, Olivia will soon enjoy the stage once again as a chorus member in Die Fledermaus and as Sesto in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito with Texas Tech Opera Theatre. She will also join the Lubbock Chorale for their upcoming concerts starting in the fall of 2021. In the summer of 2022, she will travel to Mondavio, Italy, to sing in the Music in the Marche summer program.After completing her Bachelor’s in December of 2022, Olivia hopes to pursue her Master’s of Music in Vocal Performance and get her Artist’s Diploma before pursuing a career as an opera singer.