Marlen Nahhas, recently praised for her “impassioned soprano” (San Francisco Chronicle), is currently a second year member of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program at Washington National Opera. Roles coming up this fall are Pamina in the Emerging Artist performance of The Magic Flute at Washington National Opera and Musetta in Opera Naples’ La Boheme. Highlights of her 2018-2019 season include Violetta in the Emerging Artist Performance of WNO’s new production of La Traviata under the direction of Francesca Zambello, Flamingo in Tesori’s The Lion, the Unicorn and Me, Queer Kid in the world premiere of Sankaram’s Taking Up Serpents, a Concert of Comedic Masterpieces under the baton of Maestro Joseph Colaneri, and a debut at Finger Lakes Opera as Musetta in La Bohème. Additionally, she made her debut with the National Symphony Orchestra in excerpts from La Bohème conducted by NSO Music Director Maestro Gianandrea Noseda. In the summer of 2018, she was a member of the Merola Opera program at the San Francisco Opera, where she performed scenes from Il Tabarro, Don Giovanni, Don Carlo, and La Rondine in the Schwabacher and Grand Finale concerts.