Aubrey Odle, known for her “warm, plummy” and “luscious” sound (The Independant), is a competitive up-and-coming mezzo-soprano. The 2022-2023 season featured Aubrey in roles as a Resident Artist with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, including La traviata (Flora), Carmen (Mercédès/Carmen Cover) and Amahl and the Night Visitors (Mother). She also found success in competitions this past year, winning 2nd Place in the Opera Birmingham Vocal Competition, as well as 2nd Place in the Carolyn Bailey Argento Vocal Competition with the National Opera Association (Marjorie Gordon Award). This summer, Aubrey joins Des Moines Metro Opera, covering Judith in Bluebeard’s Castle, in addition to other performances.
For the upcoming 2023-2024 season, she will join The Atlanta Opera as a Glynn Studio Artist, singing Giovanna in Rigoletto, Hippolyta (cover) in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Siegrune in Die Walküre.
As a first year Resident Artist with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City in the 2021-2022 season, she performed Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors and A Teacher in The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs (Laurene cover). Other operatic role experience includes Carmen (Carmen), Suor Angelica (La Zia Principessa), Gianni Schicchi (Zita), Roméo et Juliette (Gertrude), Falstaff (Dame Quickly), and others.
Equally experienced in concert, Aubrey has performed works with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Opera, and Utah Valley Symphony. Aubrey also has great interest in new opera. She has sung leading roles in the US Premiere of Evan Fein’s opera City of Ashes, as well as the World Premiere of Frank Pesci’s Royal Flush. Additionally, she has received accolades from other notable competitions including the Saengerbund Awards in Houston, the Orpheus Vocal Competition, and The American Prize competition.