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Taylor Gonzaga 

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Current/Upcoming Engagements

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Vivaldi by Candlelight with Opera Cecilia and The Grotto PDX. 

Soprano Soloist 

Taylor is honored to be performing for the second time in a collaboration between Opera Cecilia and The Grotto Festival of Lights, singing excerpts from Vivaldi's Gloria and serving as soprano soloist in the premiere of  "Infant Savior" - an original sacred composition by local composer and jazz pianist Richard Kutch. The concert will take place on December 16th 2022 at 7PM in the Grotto's Chapel of Mary. 

Emerging Artists Apprentice 

"Vincerò Academy is the ultimate online mentorship platform connecting young singers from all over the world with the greatest opera stars of our time. Founded by maestro Abdiel Vázquez, Vincerò is the product of long hours of meditation and reflection on the future of the arts and music education at the highest level in a post-Covid world."

Taylor is excited to have been a chosen emerging artist and the recipient of an artists work-study scholarship for the 2021-22 season, where she studied and participated in masterclass with renowned artists such as Angel Blue, Kristen Chambers, Anthony Manoli, and Irina Meachem. 

Taylor will make her Carnegie Hall recital debut on January 19th 2023 as a featured soloist with Vincero Academy's emerging artists gala concert. 

Opera Through The Ages

Love Letters To The Arias I Fear

Taylor will appear as the featured performer singing five iconic soprano arias and presenting original poetry in this harrowing commentary on the emerging artists experience. This event will premiere on February 25th 2023 to Opera Cecilia's professional YouTube channel. 

Taylor is honored to perform as a soprano soloist in this collaborative concert of historical opera works between Opera Cecilia and The Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association. The concert will be presented on April 1st and 2nd 2023 at Hoodriver's Wy'east Middle School Auditorium 

Past Engagements

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Shrek The Musical at Journey Theater Arts

Music Director 

Taylor made her artistic team debut with Journey Theater Art's production of Shrek The Musical. During the endeavor, Taylor coached and taught music for all roles in the production, guiding the young performers through the process of finding and facilitating the perfect character voice. Taylor also digitally edited and ran music and sound cues for every show.

The Charleston International Music Competition

Second Place Winner

During the 2021-22 season, Taylor was honored as the second place winner of the Charleston Music Competition, aimed at bolstering the careers of talented emerging artists around the globe.

Opera Cecilia - A New Opera Company 

Founder and Artistic Director 

The spring of 2020 brought the inception of Opera Cecilia- a new Pacific Northwest based opera company with an aim to bolster young and local talent, and create a new asset to the west coast performing and fine arts community. 

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