Mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung has already established herself as one of the most exciting artists of her generation. She appears regularly with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, The Met Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Vienna Philharmonic, Berliner Staatskapelle, and the Concertgebouw. She has also performed at the Ravinia, Tanglewood, Saito Kinen, Edinburgh and Lucerne festivals. Equally at home on the opera stage, her many roles include Fricke, Sieglinde and Waltraute (The Ring), Kundry (Parsifal) Venus (Tannhäuser), Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde), Amneris (Aida), Marguerite (Le Damnation de Faust), Judith (Bluebeard’s Castle), and the title roles in Samson et Dalilah and The Rape of Lucretia. She also created the role of the Shaman in Tan Dun’s The First Emperor at the Metropolitan Opera.
A multi-Grammy award winning recording artist, her discography includes Mahler’s Third Symphony, Kindertotenlieder and Das Klagende Lied with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS Media), Les Troyens with Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO Live!), and Das Lied von der Erde with the Minnesota Orchestra (Reference Recordings). This season she makes her role début as Herodias in Salome at Opera San Antonio and her house début at Opera Philadelphia as Eboli in Don Carlos.