Callie Iliff

Mezzo-SopranoA.J. Fletcher Opera Institute

Callie Iliff

Callie Iliff is a mezzo-soprano from Wimberley, Texas with a Bachelor of Music from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. She got her start performing in community theater productions and singing in operas with Texas State University. Callie is currently pursuing her Master of Music at the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute under the mentorship of Phyllis Pancella.

In her first year with the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute, Iliff performed the roles of Armando di Gondí in Donizetti’s “Maria di Rohan,” Nina in Pergolesi’s “Lo frate ‘nnamorato,” as well as in the Fletcher scenes program as Elmire from Mechem’s “Tartuffe.” Iliff also became a Young Artist with Piedmont Opera this year while performing in the Fletchers Educational Outreach, “Dr. Siggy’s Fantastic Plan.”

While pursueing her undergraduate degree, Iliff had the privilege of performing in multiple of Oberlin Opera Theatre’s productions. He most notable appearances include, La Voix Humaine," "Candide" and the world premiere of "The Puppy Episode" as Louise/Dot. While at Oberlin she was also afforded the opportunity to work behind the scenes as a stage manager for many other operas.

In addition to Iliff’s work on the opera stage, she is also a lifelong enthusiast of the work of William Shakespeare! She has had the privilege to explore the inner lives of characters such as: Titania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Cleopatra (Antony and Cleopatra), Malcolm (MacBeth) and Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet) among others in the theatrical repertoire.

She has a well-rounded love of every aspect of the arts and is thrilled to stretch her wings for another year with the Fletcher Fellows. Go Pickles!


B.M.Oberlin Conservatory of Music