Born in Charles, Illinois, Molly Clementz is a mezzo-soprano who studies with Dr. Linda Di Fiore in the MM/DMA program at University of California, Santa Barbara. This year Molly was thrilled to participate in Opera Santa Barbara’s production of Don Giovanni, and in the Amalfi Cost Music Festival’s summer production in Naples, Die Zauberflote. For her first performance with Opera Santa Barbara, Molly sang the role of the Page in Rigoletto in the fall of 2015. Last year, in the West Coast Premier of Joel Feigin’s Twelfth Night, she performed the lead role of Viola. Studying abroad in Austria, Molly was a finalist in the American Institute of Musical Studies’ Meistersinger Competition in Graz. In 2013, Molly performed as the title role in Cendrillon at the University of North Texas. Molly received an undergraduate degree in Music and English from Luther College, where she performed as Cupid in Orpheus in the Underworld. Molly has been singing classically since her first opera role at 15 years old, as Amahl from Amahl and the Night Visitors.