Mezzo-soprano Milagro Vargas has stirred audiences throughout the United States and Europe with her distinctive voice and stage  presence. Widely praised for the power of her interpretations, Milagro Vargas can be heard in opera, orchestral, concert, chamber music  and recital  settings.

 

A former soloist with the Stuttgart Opera, Vargas has appeared also at Opera de Paris Bastille, Berlin’s Komische Oper, the Bolshoi, the Heidelberg Schlossfest, and Eugene Opera singing such diverse roles as Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro, Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus and Nancy in Britten’s Albert Herring.  She sang Charlotte in Zimmermann’s Die Soldaten,  Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Ramiro in  La Finta Giardiniera, Nefertiti in the world premiere of Phillip Glass’s Akhnaten, Fortunata in Bruno Maderna’s Satyricon, and Ma Moss in Copland’s The Tender Land and the title role of Carmen.

 

Vargas has appeared with orchestraas in American and Europe including performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra American Composer’s Orchestra, , Houston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Beethoven Halle Orchestra, Residentie Orkest (the Hague), Staatsorchester Stuttgart.

 

An avid proponent of vocal chamber music, she has appeared also with Da Camera, Chicago Chamber Players, the Folger Consort, the Twentieth Century Consort, and festivals at Aspen, Marlboro, Bard, Chamber Music Northwest and Cabrillo.

 

Her many recordings include Achnaten by Philip Glass and the Grammy- winning Credo by Penderecki. She currently teaches voice at the University of Oregon School of Music.