Dawn Padula


Dawn Padula is a versatile performer of opera, oratorio, musical theatre, jazz and classical concert repertoire. Opera roles include Carmen in Carmen, Azucena in Il Trovatore, Ruth in The Pirates of Penzance, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Meg in Falstaff, The Third Lady in The Magic Flute, the Witch in Hansel and Gretel, Maddalena in Rigoletto, Isabella in The Italian Girl in Algiers, Erika in Vanessa, and the Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas. In the Pacific Northwest, she has performed with Tacoma Opera, Kitsap Opera, Concert Opera of Seattle, Jazz Under the Stars, Puget Sound Concert Opera, the Tacoma Concert Band, the Oregon Symphony, the Portland Symphonic Choir, the Seattle Bach Choir, the Second City Chamber Series, Classical Tuesdays in Old Town Tacoma Concert Series, Lakewood Playhouse, and Opera Pacifica. She is on Seattle Opera’s roster as a Teaching Artist and a member of the Supplementary Chorus. In June 2017, she toured to Varna and Sofia, Bulgaria as the mezzo-soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Pazardzhik Symphony. In August 2017, she released her first classical solo album, Gracious Moonlight, which is available on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon Music and Spotify. Dr. Padula is the Director of Vocal Studies at the University of Puget Sound School of Music where she directs the Opera Theater, and teaches Applied Voice, Diction for Singers, Vocal Pedagogy, and Vocal Techniques. She holds three advanced degrees in vocal performance: a D.M.A. from the University of Houston Moores School of Music in Houston, TX, a M.M. the Manhattan School of Music in New York, NY, and a B.M.  from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX.