Mezzo-soprano Sandra Ross has been praised as having a “supple, warm and grandiose” voice. Equally at home on both operatic and musical theater stages Ms. Ross has performed with Cincinnati Opera, Cleveland Opera, Central City Opera, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Opera North, Sorg Opera and ten seasons with the Ohio Light Opera. Some of her favorite roles have been Orlovsky, Carmen and Cherubino. In Hamburg, Germany
Ms. Ross appeared for 2 years as Madame Giry in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s The Phantom of the Opera.
A frequent concert soloist Ms. Ross has performed works including Howard Shore’s Lord of the Rings Symphony, under the direction of the composer, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Beethovens’s Missa Solemnis, Prokofieff’s Alexander Nevsky, Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s Mass in Bflat Major, Handel’s Messiah and Vivaldi’s Gloria, with organizations including the orchestras of Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Ashland, Toledo and Youngstown.
Ms. Ross’ recent performances include the role of Suzuki in Madama Butterfly with Cleveland Opera Theater and also the forester’s wife in The Cunning Little Vixen with the Cleveland Orchestra under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst.
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio Ms. Ross holds a bachelors degree from Heidelberg University and a masters degree from the New England Conservatory where she studied with the renowned Ed Zambara.
When not performing Ms. Ross is busy teaching and caring for her two beautiful children. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at Ashland University. Ms. Ross may be heard on numerous recordings with The Ohio Light Opera on Albany reconds.