Michelle DeYoung

An accomplished mezzo-soprano, Michelle DeYoung has performed on the most prestigious operatic stages and under the direction of today’s greatest conductors.

In concert, Michelle DeYoung has sung with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Colin Davis, the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Michael Tilson Thomas, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Seiji Ozawa, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonia conducted by Pierre Boulez, the Cleveland Orchestra and Leonard Slatkin, the Royal Concertgebouw and Riccardo Chailly, the Berlin Staatskapelle with Daniel Barenboim and Pierre Boulez, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with Lorin Maazel, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Edward Gardner. Michelle DeYoung has performed the roles of Jocaste (Oedipus Rex) at the Opéra national de Paris, Fricka (Des Ring des Niebelung, Die Walküre) at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden ; Fricka, Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde) and Venus (Tannhäuser) at the Metropolitan Opera in New York; Brangäne at the Chicago Opera, at the Berlin Staatsoper and at La Scala in Milan; Kundry (Parsifal) at the Bayreuth Festival. Michelle DeYoung gave the world premiere of Tan Dun’s opera The First Emperor at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

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