Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe is considered to be one of the most highly respected artists of her generation. Ms. Blythe has sung in many of the renowned opera houses in the US and Europe including the Metropolitan Opera, Seattle Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and the Opera National de Paris. Her many roles include the title roles in Carmen, Samson et Dalila , Orfeo ed Euridice, La Grande Duchesse, Tancredi, Mignon, and Guilio Cesare; Frugola, Principessa, and Zita in the Il Trittico, Fricka in both Das Rheingold and Die Walküre, Azucena in Il Trovatore, Ulrica in Un Ballo in Maschera, Baba the Turk in The Rake's Progress, Ježibaba in Rusalka, Jocasta in Oedipus Rex, Mere Marie in Dialogues des Carmélites; Isabella in L'Italiana in Algeri,, Mistress Quickly in Falstaff, Ino/Juno in Semele, and Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus.
This season Ms. Blythe makes her house debut at the San Francisco Opera as Azucena, and returns to the Metropolitan Opera for Il Trittico and the Seattle Opera as Mistress Quickly. She also appears in Carnegie Hall with both the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the Boston Symphony Orchestra in concerts conducted by James Levine.