Direct and earnest...Cotter has great stage presence.
- The Boston Musical Intelligencer
Hailed as "impeccable" by Broadway World, award-winning American mezzo-soprano Gillian Lynn Cotter is quickly impressing audiences with her strong voice and dynamic presence. Recent roles include Hansel in Hansel and Gretel with Opera Louisiane, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly with Pensacola Opera, Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking with Shreveport Opera, the title role in Rinaldo with Fresco Opera and Angelica in the world premiere of A Capacity for Evil with Opera MODO. Current projects include role and house debuts as Joan in Tchaikovsky's Maid of Orleans with Opera Company of Middlebury and Vera Lynn in Another Brick in the Wall with Michigan Opera Theater, as well as Mezzo soloist in the Durufle Requiem with the Colby Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Cotter recently completed her second year as an Apprentice Artist at the Santa Fe Opera. Her assignments there included covering Karolka in Jenůfa, La Madre in Madama Butterfly, and she was featured in Act 2 of Hänsel und Gretel as Hänsel in the Apprentice Scenes Showcase.
Other recent engagements have seen Ms. Cotter as Edith in The Pirates of Penzance with Opera Ithaca, her PORTopera debut as Mrs. Nolan in Gian Carlo Menotti's The Medium, and Older Alyce in Glory Denied and Jade Boucher in Heggie's Dead Man Walking with Pensacola Opera.
19 DECEMBER 2019
Maid of Orleans
Gillian Lynn Cotter will finish out the 2019 season with a house and role debut as Joan of Arc in Tchaikovsky's Maid of Orleans with Opera Company of Middlebury.
3 JUL 2019
Hänsel und Gretel
This summer season, Gillian Lynn Cotter will be featured in the role of Hänsel in Act 2 of Humperdink's Hänsel und Gretel as part of the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Scenes Program.