Blythe Gaissert

  • Mezzo-Soprano Blythe Gaissert (Cleopatra) has established herself as a fresh and exciting artist in great demand in the United States for opera, concert and recital engagements. The Texas native has received great praise from critics for her rich sound and intense, dramatic interpretations of operatic roles. In the coming 2016-17 season, Ms. Gaissert will perform Cleopatra in Berlioz’s exciting monodrama La Mort de Cleopatre with On Site Opera and reprise the role of Hannah After in a new production of As One with Opera Colorado. She will also continue her relationship with American Opera Projects’ Composers and the Voice series, serve as soloist in the Mozart Requiem with the National Chorale at David Geffen Hall, and perform a solo recital with double bassist Louis Levitt of Sybarite5 as a part of the Phoenix Concert Series. Highlights of the 2015-16 season included performances with AOP’s Composers and the Voice project, two world premiere operas: The Whole Truth by Robert Paterson with American Modern Ensemble and Frau Schindler by Thomas Morse and Ken Cazan in a Los Angeles concert performance, and additional performances with American Modern Ensemble.

  • Roles

  • Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night/The Death of Cleopatra

  • The Tale of the Silly Baby Mouse
    (Auntie Duck)

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