Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe is considered to be one of the most highly respected
artists of her generation. She has appeared in the great opera houses of the world,
including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Paris Opera,
and Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Her many roles include the title roles in
Carmen, Samsom et Dalila, La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein,
Orfeo ed Euridice, and Giulio Cesare; Frugola, Principessa, and Zita in
Il trittico; Amneris in Aida; Azucena in Il trovatore; Ulrica in
Un ballo in maschera; Fricka in both Das Rheingold and Die
Walküre; and Mistress Quickly in Falstaff.
An accomplished concert singer, she has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Boston
Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, The Philadelphia
Orchestra, MET Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and the Orchestra
of the Age of Enlightenment. She has also appeared at the Tanglewood, Mostly Mozart, and
Ravinia festivals in addition to the BBC Proms. In recital, Ms. Blythe has been seen at
Zankel Hall, Alice Tully Hall, 92nd Street Y, Town Hall, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art
in New York City; the Vocal Arts Society in Washington, DC; the Cleveland Art Song
Festival; the University Musical Society in Ann Arbor; the Philadelphia Chamber Music
Society; and Shriver Hall in Baltimore.
Ms. Blythe starred in the Metropolitan Opera's live HD broadcasts of Orfeo ed
Euridice, Il trittico, Rodelinda, and the complete
Ring cycle. Her recordings of works by Mahler, Brahms, and Wagner, and of
arias by Handel and Bach are available on the Virgin Classics label.
This season, Ms. Blythe returned to the Metropolitan Opera for the new production of
Un ballo in maschera, Il trovatore, and the complete
Ring cycle. She also appeared in the New York Philharmonic's performances of
Carousel and toured the US with two of her highly acclaimed programs: the
all-American song program heard this evening and We'll Meet Again: The Songs of Kate
Smith, which will air on PBS's Live at Lincoln Center in April 2013.
This summer, she returns to the Seattle Opera for the complete