Audrey Babcock is an award-winning mezzo-soprano who has gained notoriety for her commanding, powerful performances as Carmen and her dark, hypnotic portrayals of Maddalena in Rigoletto. Equally at home in Musical Theatre and World Music, and producing, her original productions, Lily; her life, his music and Beyond Carmen have been hailed by press from coast to coast. Ms. Babcock made her French debut as Carmen with the Festival Lyrique-en-Mer and has performed the role with Florentine Opera, Nashville Opera, Florida Grand Opera, New York City Opera, San Antonio Opera, Knoxville Opera, Opera Delaware, Toledo Opera, Anchorage Opera, Dayton Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Mill City Summer Opera, and Utah Festival Opera where The Salt Lake Tribune wrote “Audrey Babcock's performance as Carmen was a spellbinding tour de force...from the moment she took the stage her self-assured characterization was mesmerizing ...Babcock's caramel-hued mezzo was a pleasure…her supple tones caressed the notes, radiating earthy allure.”
In the 2022-2023 season, Ms. Babcock returns to Arizona opera to reprise her roles in Redler/Dye’s new work The Falling and Rising as well as an encore performance of Carmen with Anchorage Opera, and a role debut with Opera Santa Barbara in An American Dream. The 2021-2022 season included Babcock’s original show, Lily; her life, his music her original one woman show co-produced with Marble City Opera; The Falling and the Rising with Opera Carolina; Verdi’s Requiem with the Reading Symphony Orchestra; and her role debut of Amneris in Aida with Utah Festival Opera. Ms. Babcock is represented by ADA Artists Management.