Adria Caffaro is a mezzo-soprano originally hailing from Omaha, Nebraska. Caffaro is currently based out of Cincinnati, Ohio where she will be joining Cincinnati Opera in their 2016 festival as a young artist. Caffaro has performed with Cincinnati Opera for the past two seasons, credits include; Mary O’Fallin (Morning Star), Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Madeleine Audebert (Silent Night), as well as Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro) for Cincinnati Opera’s Outreach program. Caffaro is a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music under the vocal instruction of William McGraw and received her Master of Music and Artist Diploma degrees. Roles performed at CCM; Hansel (Hansel and Gretel), Aloès (L’etoile), Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte), Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Tisbe (La Cenerentola), and Jennie Hildebrand (Street Scene). Caffaro has also participated in several new work commissions and workshops through the CCM Opera Fusion program for Gregory Spears’ opera (Fellow Travelers), a workshop for the late Daniel Catán’s (Meet John Doe), and a role in the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s opera (Morning Star). In addition to CCM, further training involves participation as a studio artist with Central City Opera in Colorado and the AIMS Institute in Graz, Austria.