Deborah Mayer

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Music
S502 O'Neill Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Music


MM, Indiana University

BM, Indiana University


Deborah Mayer has taught voice at the University of Notre Dame since 2006. While she still enjoys an active performing career as an operatic soprano, she is also trained in Contemporary Commercial Music, teaching classical voice, film and theater majors, country, jazz, and musical theater students. She has conducted master classes for the  Eugene Opera’s Opera Academy, Opera Steamboat, New World School of the Arts,  and served on auditions committees for Classical Singer Music Vocal Competition, Kalamazoo Bach Festival’s Young Vocalists Competition, and the Ezio Pinza Foundation for American Singers of Opera. Her students have appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, in national tours of The Lion King, Beautiful – The Carol King Musical, and In the Heights, and have been finalists in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Awards. Her singer/songwriter student’s music has been featured on Showtime, Lifetime, Disney Plus, Hippies and Cowboys Podcast, and Old Soul Radio Show.

Ms. Mayer made her Metropolitan Opera debut in Die Walküre in Robert Lepage’snew landmark production of the Ring Cycle , which also marked her Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast. Other operatic highlights: Gerhilde: Die Walküre (Tanglewood Music Festival) Brünnhilde: Siegfried (Toledo Symphony), Ada: Die Feen (Theatre du Chatelet, Paris, Mainfranken Theater Würzburg), Donna Anna: Don Giovanni  (Landestheater Salzburg, Mainfranken Theater Würzburg), Abigaile: Nabucco, Elettra: Idomeneo (Mainfranken Theater Würzburg), Leonora: Il Trovatore (Baltimore Opera, Opera Syracuse), Tosca (Opera Theater of Connecticut), Aida  (Opera Roanoke, Eugene Opera), Madame Lidoine: Dialogues of the Carmelites (Eugene Opera).

Ms. Mayer can be heard singing excerpts from Cavalleria Rusticana in the 2016 film Through the Looking Glass, available of Netflix.