Maya Lahyani

Performance Year: 2021

Hailed for “a voice to die for [combined] with acting ability, beauty, and stage presence,” Israeli mezzo-soprano Maya Lahyani is fast-becoming one of today’s most sought-after young singers.

In the 2019-20 season, Maya Lahyani returned to The Metropolitan Opera for a seventh season to sing Rosette in Manon and Tisbe in La Cenerentola. She also returned to Israeli Opera to sing Sister Helen in Heggie’s Dead Man Walking. In concert, she sang Mary Magdalene in Elgar’s The Kingdom with the American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, and made her London Symphony Orchestra debut in Tippett’s A Child of Our Time under the baton of Alan Gilbert.

In previous seasons, Ms. Lahyani sang Charlotte in Israeli Opera’s new production of Jules Massenet’s Werther. She also returned to The Metropolitan Opera to sing Grimgerde in Die Walküre, which was broadcast Live in HD.

Ms. Lahyani has appeared at The Metropolitan Opera in numerous roles, including Lola in Sir David McVicar’s production of Cavalleria Rusticana, Omar in John Adams’s The Death of Klinghoffer under the baton of David Robertson, Flora in Willy Decker’s production of La Traviata, Kate Pinkerton in Anthony Minghella’s production of Madama Butterfly, Käthchen in Werther, Third Sprite in Rusalka, Altichiara in Francesca da Rimini, and Fiona in the Met premiere of Nico Muhly’s Two Boys. She is the first Israeli-born singer to sing on the Met stage.

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