This season the Philadelphia-born mezzo-soprano returned to the Metropolitan Opera for Nico Muhly’s Marnie (world premiere), Die Walküre, and Il tabarro. Highlights during the 2017/18 season included Grimgerde/Die Walküre (Dallas Symphony Orchestra), Grandma/Douglas Tappin’s I Dream (Opera Carolina and Toledo Opera), and Irina/Kurt Weill’s Lost in the Stars (Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis). Among other important achievements have been Amneris/ Aida (Bucharest National Opera); Maddalena/Rigoletto (Atlanta Opera); Rebecca Parker/Daniel Schnyder’s Charlie Parker’s Yardbird (Madison Opera); and her Milan debut with the Laverdi Orchestra. Swann's New York credits include Lola/Cavalleria rusticana (Opera Orchestra of New York), Suzuki/Madama Butterfly (New York City Opera), Emilia/Weill’s The Firebrand of Florence (Alice Tully Hall), the Mozart Requiem (Carnegie Hall), and the Verdi Requiem (Lincoln Center). She has also appeared with the major orchestras of Boston, Baltimore, and Rochester. Swann is a winner of the 2013 Marcello Giordani International Vocal Competition in Italy and the Intermezzo Foundation Award (Elardo International Opera Competition), as well as a two-time winner of the coveted Richard F. Gold Career Grant.
Previously at Lyric: Third Maid/Elektra (2018/19); Grimgerde/Die Walküre (2017/18); Rebecca Parker/Charlie Parker’s Yardbird (2016/17).
Last updated: February 2, 2019