(Ellenville, New York)
Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe made her San Francisco Opera debut in 2009 as a soloist in the Verdi Requiem, followed that same year as Azucena in Il Trovatore and as Mrs. Lovett in 2015’s Sweeney Todd. Her broad repertoire includes the title roles of Carmen, La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein, Tancredi, Orfeo, Giulio Cesare, and L'Italiana in Algeri; Frugola, the Princess, and Zita (Il Trittico); Dalila (Samson et Dalila); Fricka in Das Rheingold and Die Walküre; Ulrica (Un Ballo in Maschera); Baba the Turk (The Rake's Progress); Jocasta (Oedipus Rex); Mère Marie (Dialogues des Carmélites); Mistress Quickly (Falstaff); Ježibaba (Rusalka); and Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus). Recent engagements include her Houston Grand Opera debut as Nettie in Carousel and performances of Sing, America!, her sing-a-long recital at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium and Harris Theater in Chicago, and her cabaret show We’ll Meet Again: The Songs of Kate Smith. Blythe was named Musical America's Vocalist of the Year for 2009.