Zoie Reams is a mezzo-soprano from Chicago, IL. She is in her first year as a studio artist with Houston Grand Opera. Recent roles include Béatrice in Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict, Mrs. Lovett in Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, and Isabella in Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri. Zoie made her Glimmerglass debut in the summer of 2016 as Tituba in Robert Ward’s The Crucible. This past season at the Houston Grand Opera, Zoie was a part of both world premieres of Jake Heggie’s It’s a Wonderful Life, and Laura Kaminsky’s Some Light Emerges, and she also appeared in John Adam’s Nixon in China.
Ms. Reams received her bachelor of music degree from Lawrence University and her master of music degree from Louisiana State University. Her awards include first place in the emerging artist category of the 2015 Classical Singer competition, second place at the 2016 regional Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and second prize at the 2016 Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers.
Zoie will be featured in WTO’s 2017 productions of Rossini’s The Touchstone (Clarice) and Musto’s Bastianello (Amadora).