Mezzo-soprano Victoria Vargas has sung over twenty five roles for the Minnesota Opera and has performed with Opera Theater of Saint Louis, Chautauqua Opera, Sarasota Opera, Ash Lawn Highland Festival and others. Her concert credits include performing with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (NY), Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (MN), Chautauqua Symphony, the Western New York Chamber Orchestra, South Dakota Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, La Jolla Symphony and Minnesota Orchestra.She has placed seven times at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions at both the district and regional levels. This upcoming season she will perform as the alto soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Billings Symphony, perform the role of Julia Child in the opera Bon Appétit! for Opera Reading Project, and create the role of Nelly in the world premiere of Edward Tulane for Minnesota Opera. Mrs. Vargas has served on faculty at the MacPhail Center for Music and Carleton College. She is currently in her second year as Assistant Professor of Voice at the University of Minnesota.