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"Middleman’s violent child birthing scene at the start of the opera revealed a singer who is vocally up to new challenges that belie her youth... This is a VOICE. Congratulations to whomever cast Middleman in this role, which could have easily turned camp, but in Middleman’s hands feels visceral and authentic."
- Vocal Arts Chicago 2019
Quinn Middleman has been praised for her "visceral and authentic" performances and her "full-throated roundness of tone."
Praised for her “fine, warm mezzo-soprano voice," Quinn Middleman is known for her dynamic artistry as an "animated musical storyteller." In the 2023-24 season, she appears as Nunzia/La liberazione di Ruggiero with Haymarket Opera, Third Lady/Die Zauberflöte with Annapolis Opera, Ježibaba/Rusalka with Opera Ithaca, and Podtochina/the Countess/The Nose with Chicago Opera Theater. Last season she sang the Page/Salome (covering Herodias) at Madison Opera, sang the Witch/Hansel and Gretel with Opera Birmingham, covered Handel’s titular Ariodante at Pittsburgh Opera, and joined The Santa Fe Opera as a member of the 2023 Apprentice Singers Program, covering Geneviève/Pelléas et Mélisande and Ninfa/Orfeo.
Quinn has previously appeared with Des Moines Metro Opera, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Music Academy of the West, Utah Opera, Utah Symphony, Chautauqua Opera, and Central City Opera. Outside of opera, Quinn enjoys knitting, reading, and hanging out with her two little cats.
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