Dr. Gretchen Windt

Gretchen WindtContact Information
ph: 256.765.5292
UNA Box 5040 | McKinney Building

Education Information
D.M.A., University of Utah
M.M., University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music
B.M.E. North Park University

     Originally from Chicago, mezzo soprano Gretchen Windt has performed in operas and oratorios throughout the country. She was an Apprentice Artist with Sarasota Opera and the Sugar Creek Symphony and Song Festival in Illinois. She was an Apprentice Artist with the Utah Symphony & Opera; since completing her apprenticeship, she has returned to Utah Symphony & Opera in concert and stage productions. She was also a Young Artist with the Ohio Light Opera; she has since performed in twenty productions with the Ohio Light Opera as a Resident Professional Artist. She has performed regularly with Cincinnati Opera; highlights include mainstage performances of Golijov’s Ainadamar, the world premiere of Hailstork’s Rise For Freedom, and a touring production of The Magic Flute. She has performed with Opera Southwest, Chesapeake Chamber Opera, and various regional companies in Chicago including Bowen Park Opera, OperaModa, and DuPage Opera Theatre. Internationally, she performed the title role of La Cenerentola in Novafeltria, Italy with La Musica Lirica. Recent performances include Salome (Page) with Utah Opera, Le Nozze di Figaro (Cherubino) with Opera Idaho, and the title role of La Périchole with Ohio Light Opera.

     Additional roles performed and covered include the title role in Massenet’s Cendrillon, Hansel (Hansel and Gretel), Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte), both Third Lady and Papagena (The Magic Flute), Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Mercedes (Carmen), Meg Page (Falstaff), Jo (Little Women), Pitti-Sing (The Mikado) and Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia). Solo oratorio credits include Brahms’s Alto Rhapsody, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Duruflé’s Requiem, and Bach’s Magnificat.

     Ms. Windt recently graduated from the University of Utah with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in vocal performance. In addition, she completed degrees at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music (M.M. in voice/opera) and North Park University (B.M.E. in music education/voice) in Chicago, IL.