Blythe Gaissert

Mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert (she/her) has established herself as one of the preeminent interpreters of some of the brightest stars of new classical music. A true singing actress, she has received critical acclaim for her interpretations of both new and traditional repertoire in opera, concert, and chamber repertoire.   

Recent performances include the Soprano in Marc Neikrug A SONG BY MAHLER with the ARC Ensemble in Toronto, Linda Larson in Laura Kaminsky HOMETOWN TO THE WORLD at Santa Fe Opera, Eva Crowley AN AMERICAN DREAMfor Opera Idahothe role of Georgia O’Keefe in Laura Kaminsky TODAY IT RAINS with Opera Parallele and American Opera Projects, Sadie in Ricky Ian Gordon MORNING STAR with On-Site Opera, Walker Loats in Mikael Karlsson THE ECHO DRIFT at the Prototype Festival, Hansel HÄNSEL UND GRETEL with San Diego Opera, the role of Hannah After in Laura Kaminsky AS ONE with Atlanta Opera, , Lyric Opera of Kansas City, New York City Opera, Opera Colorado and San Diego Opera.  

At the Metropolitan Opera Ms Gaissert has covered Sister Jeanne DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES, Second Secretary NIXON IN CHINA, Siegrune DIE WALKÜRE and Margret WOZZECK and returns this season to cover Sally THE HOURS.   

Recent concert engagements have included Beethoven 9th Symphony with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic and Sarasota Orchestra, Berio Folk Songs and Siegrune DIE WALKÜRE with the Dallas Symphony, Mahler 3rd Symphony with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and Berlioz L’Enfance du Christ with the Orquesta Sinfónica y Coro RTVE.   

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