Blythe Gaissert has established herself as a fresh and exciting artist in great demand in the United States and abroad for opera, concert and recital engagements. In the coming 2017-18 season, Ms. Gaissert will be creating the role of Walker Loats in Mikael Karlsson’s cutting edge one woman opera The Echo Drift at the Prototype Festival in NYC, reprising the role of Hannah After in As One with San Diego Opera and Lyric Opera of Kansas City, singing Hester Prynne in the Professional Premiere of The Scarlett Professor at Amherst College, Sadie in the NY premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s Morning Star with On Site Opera, and CAPTCHA by Robert Paterson with American Modern Ensemble at Carnegie’s Weill Hall. She is also a member of the alt/classical/rock group The Knells, who will be releasing their second album in Fall of 2017. A champion of new music, Ms. Gaissert has worked with numerous composers and librettists on dozens of new works, and has been a part of American Opera Projects Composers and the Voice series since 2014. Ms. Gaissert has worked with companies such as the Metropolitan Opera, LA Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Opera Colorado, Tulsa Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Aldeburgh Festival in England, Lyrique en Mer in France, Opera Southwest, Opera Saratoga, and more.