Molly MustonenActor

Molly Mustonen, Soprano, has been hailed by The New York Times for her “powerful sound and striking stage presence,” as she continues to garner critical acclaim for performances throughout the United States and Europe.
A Minnesota native, Ms. Mustonen was lauded for her “luminous and lovely” (The New York Times) performance of Rosabella in the hit New York extended run of Frank Loesser’s The Most Happy Fella. In addition, Opera News praised her “sensitive, nuanced portrayal” of Nina in the New York premiere of Thomas Pasatieri’s revised opera, The Seagull. Ms. Mustonen reprised the role of Nina in Hungary as a finalist in the Armel International Opera Festival and Competition, a performance that was broadcast live to over 40 countries.
Ms. Mustonen has performed as a principal artist with the Utah Festival Opera in the roles of Julie Jordan in Carousel, Nellie Forbush in South Pacific, and Zerlina in Don Giovanni. She was also seen in The Music Man and Camelot with Theatre Under the Stars.
In addition, Ms. Mustonen has collaborated with some of the world’s leading modern composers. Her New York premieres include: Elizabeth in the reading of Thomas Pasatieri’s God Bless Us All, Florida Fandango in Randall Eng’s Florida, Ms. Hedgehog in Tobias Picker’s The Fantastic Mr. Fox and Tallulah Carter in Pasatieri’s The Hotel Casablanca.
Ms. Mustonen’s additional operatic roles include: Mimi in La Bohème with the National Lyric Opera, Musetta in La Bohème, Frasquita in Carmen with Opera of the Hamptons, Beauty in Gianinni’s Beauty and the Beast, Elvira in L’Italiana in Agleri, The Wife in Wargo’s The Music Shop, Madame Silverpiel in The Impresario, Romilda in Handel’s Serse, as well as multiple performances as Martha Sheldon in the award winning production of Robert Ward’s
The Crucible at the Mezzo Television Opera Festival in Szeged, Hungary.