Performance Year: 2016
American mezzo-soprano Beth Lytwynec recently returned to the Glimmerglass Festival, singing the role of Dryad in Francesca Zambello’s new production of Ariadne in Naxos. Following her first season as a member of the Marion Roose Pullin Opera Studio at Arizona Opera, Ms. Lytwynec returned to Arizona Opera for the 2014-15 season, singing the roles of Maddalena in Rigoletto, Olga in Eugene Onegin, and Second Lady in The Magic Flute. Last season, she debuted with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. In previous seasons, she performed with the Phoenix Symphony, singing excerpts from Bizet’s Carmen, West Side Story, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. She has also performed with Chautauqua Opera, Nashville Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Opera New Jersey, Lyric Opera Virginia, Boston Opera Collaborative and Seagle Music Colony. Roles include Jo March in Little Women, Mary in Der fliegende Holländer, Romeo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Cousin Hebe in H.M.S. Pinafore, Wowkle in La fanciulla del West, the title role of Handel’s Serse, Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro, Mrs. Grose in The Turn of the Screw, and Dido in Dido and Aeneas.