Veronica Williams is an up-and-coming mezzo-soprano known for her “thrilling instrument” and “overwhelming authority” on stage. She is the proud recipient of the 2018 Austin Critics Table Award for Best Singer. Most recently she captivated audiences during the San Antonio Symphony’s Dream Week celebration at the Tobin Center for Performing Arts. Ms. Williams is proud to announce she will be joining the San Antonio Symphony in their 2018-2019 season as their first Singer In Residence. She received her Master of Music Degree from Boston’s New England Conservatory of Music, and her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Previous roles include the Mother in Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors, Concepción in Ravel’s L’heure Espagnole, the Old Prioress in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, Hansel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, and the title roles of Cesti’s Orontea and Eisler’s Die Mutter. Now based in Austin, Texas, Ms. Williams is a proud member of both One Ounce Opera, and the Texas Concert Opera Collective, and has had the privilege of performing with the Austin Opera chorus for its past three seasons. Upcoming roles include Baba Yaga in Jason Tremblay's Gretel! The Musical, and the title role in Handel's Giulio Cesare. When Veronica is not performing, she enjoys teaching and guiding talent in her growing voice studio.