IMG Artists Welcomes 2023 Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition Winner Natalie Lewis to its Roster for General Management

5 Sep 2023

IMG Artists is thrilled to welcome mezzo-soprano Natalie Lewis to our roster for general management. Lewis, who is a winner of the 2023 Metropolitan Opera Eric and Dominique Laffont Grand Competition, will be represented by General Manager Devere Burnett and European Manager Sam Snook.

Wielding a “velvet mezzo-soprano sonic cushion” (San Diego Story) and “sly lyricism” (Opera News), Natalie Lewis is a captivating presence on the rise. Of her 2023 debut with Merola Opera in the title role of The Rape of Lucretia, San Francisco Classical Voice writes, “Natalie Lewis was a regal Lucretia, her tone rich and her technique seemingly effortless.” In the summer of 2022, Ms. Lewis debuted the role of Mistress Quickly in Falstaff with Bryan Terfel at the Aspen Music Festival, where she worked with Renée Fleming and Maestro Patrick Summers.

In addition to her success at the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition, recent honours include being the first place winner of the 2023 Houston Grand Opera Concert of Arias Competition, and being awarded the Director’s Award in the James Toland Vocal Competition.

This season, Ms. Lewis makes her European debut with the Bayerische Staatsoper and Deutsche Oper Berlin, as a winner of the Opera Foundation scholarship competition. In Berlin, she joins the cast of Il tritticoIl tabarro (La Frugola), Suor Angelica (La Zelatrice), and Gianni Schicchi (Zita). In Munich, she sings in Madama Butterfly (Kate Pinkerton), Pique Dame (Governess), Suor Angelica (2nd Alms Sister & 2nd Lay Sister), Parsifal (Blumenmädchen), Respighi’s Lucrezia (La voce), Elektra (Die Vertraute), and La fanciulla del West (Wowkle).

Photo credit: Dane Suarez