Edmonds Heights grad is Cleopatra in Pacific Lutheran production
Last updated 2/3/2022 at 8:22am
Mackenzie Taylor of Edmonds, the daughter of Dr. Steve and Karen Taylor, will perform the lead role in "Cleopatra" in Handel's opera, "Julius Caesar," a Pacific Lutheran University Opera production 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 and 3 p.m. Jan. 30.
It will be staged at the Karen Hille Phillip Performing Arts Center on the campus of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma.
A soprano, Taylor graduated from Edmonds Heights K-12 and is in her senior year studying with Dr. Soon Cho at Pacific Lutheran University as a recipient of the Agnes Berge Smith Music Scholarship.
Before and during college, Taylor performed in Seattle with the 5th Avenue Theatre, singing in their productions of "The Sound of Music" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."
During her time at Pacific Lutheran, Taylor has been selected to work with prestigious members of the opera community such as sopranos Lisette Oropesa and Tamara Wilson.