Malinda Wagstaff Metro is a soprano with a gleaming voice and a passion for storytelling.
Malinda recently earned her master’s degree from Indiana University under the guidance of esteemed soprano Carol Vaness.
Wagstaff Metro is passionate about teaching holistically to help each singer gain confidence and sing with a healthy technique, no matter their singing goals. Her training includes bodywork, Alexander Technique, acting improvisation, pilates, Postural Restoration Institute work, and more.
In addition to teaching, Malinda is also an avid and active performer. In 2023, Malinda was featured as Annina in “La Traviata” with Inland Northwest Opera. She also performed as Mutter in Indiana University’s production of “Hänsel und Gretel” and the titular role in “Tosca” in Heidi Grant Murphy’s Opera Workshop.
Previously at IU, Malinda has performed as First Lady in “Die Zauberflöte” and in the ensembles of “Falstaff,” “La Rondine,” and the world premiere of “Anne Frank” by Shulamit Ran. In Carol Vaness’s Opera Workshop, she performed the role of Manon in act two of “Manon Lescaut.”
Malinda earned her bachelor’s degree with high distinction from the Eastman School of Music with an Arts Leadership Certificate, where she also prepared the role of Beggar Woman in “Sweeney Todd” and performed as Angel More in “The Mother of Us All” with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
Malinda also serves as a teaching artist and the vice president of the non-profit “What is Opera, Anyway?”