Michelle DeYoung appears regularly with the New York Philharmonic; the Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, London, and BBC symphony orchestras; and the Cleveland, Met, Vienna Philharmonic, and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw orchestras. She has performed at the Ravinia, Tanglewood, Saito Kinen, Edinburgh, and Lucerne festivals. In Australia she has appeared with the Sydney Symphony, and she 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, Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, Bayreuth Festival, Berlin Staatsoper, Paris Opéra, Theater Basel, English National Opera, and Tokyo Opera. She created the role of the Shaman in Tan Dun’s The First Emperor at The Met. Her repertoire also includes the title roles in Saint-Saëns’s Samson et Delilah and Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia; Fricka, Sieglinde, and Waltraute in Wagner’s Ring Cycle; Venus in Wagner’s Tannhäuser; Brangäne in Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde; Eboli in Verdi’s Don Carlos; Amneris in Verdi’s Aida; Santuzza in Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana; Ježibaba in Dvořák’s Rusalka; Marguerite in Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust; Dido in Berlioz’s Les Troyens; Judith in Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle; and Jocasta in Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex.
A multiple Grammy winner, Ms. DeYoung has a 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 (LSO Live!); and Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 with both the Chicago Symphony and Bernard Haitink (CSO Resound) and Pittsburgh Symphony and Manfred Honeck (Challenge Records International). Her first solo disc was released on EMI.