Michelle DeYoung is in demand throughout the world, appearing regularly with the New York and Vienna Philharmonic orchestras; BBC, Boston, Chicago, London, Pittsburgh, San Francisco symphony orchestras; and The Cleveland Orchestra, The Met Orchestra, and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. She has also performed at the Ravinia, Tanglewood, Saito Kinen, Edinburgh, and Lucerne festivals. In Australia she has appeared multiple times with Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and recently sang Kundry in concert performances of Wagner’s Parsifal at Opera Australia.
Ms. DeYoung has appeared with The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Teatro alla Scala, Bayreuth Festival, Berliner Staatsoper, Paris Opéra, Theater Basel, English National Opera, and Tokyo Opera. Her many roles include the title characters in Saint-Saëns’s Samson et Dalila and Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia; the Wagner roles of Fricka, Sieglinde, and Waltraute in the Ring Cycle, Kundry in Parsifal, Venus in Tannhäuser, and Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde; Eboli in Verdi’s Don Carlos; Amneris in Verdi’s Aida; Santuzza in Mascagni’s Cavallaria rusticana; Ježibaba in Dvořák’s Rusalka; Marguerite in Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust; Dido in Berlioz’s Les Troyens; Judith in Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle; and Jocaste in Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex. She created the role of the Shaman in Tan Dun’s The First Emperor at The Met.
A multi-Grammy-award-winning recording artist, Ms. DeYoung has an impressive discography that includes Wagner’s Das Rheingold and Die Walküre with Jaap van Zweden and the Hong Kong Philharmonic (Naxos); Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder, Symphony No. 3, and Das Klagende Lied with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS Media); Les Troyens with Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO Live!); and Mahler’s Symphony No 3 with both the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Bernard Haitink (CSO Resound) and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Manfred Honeck (Challenge Records International). Her first solo disc was released on EMI.