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WENDY WHITE

American mezzo-soprano Wendy White won first place in the prestigious Metropolitan Opera National Awards and made her Metropolitan Opera début in Franco Zeffarelli's new production of La traviata under the direction of Carlos Kleiber. Since then, she has appeared in over forty productions at the Met, including the title rôle of Carmen, Fenena in Nabucco, Dame Quickly in Falstaff, Brangene in Tristan und Isolde, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Maddalena in Rigoletto, Bersi and Madelon in Andrea Chenier, Isabella in L’italiana in Algieri, as well as Cieca in La Gioconda. She has been seen in seven productions on PBS for the Live from the Met series in Nabucco, Chenier, Figaro, Wozzeck, Il trittico, La Cenerentola and in Madama Butterfly, where she appeared with her own daughter as the child, Trouble, a first for the Met. Her appearances have included an impressive array of opera houses across the United States, and internationally she has been seen at the Vienna State Opera, Hamburg Opera, Nice Opera, and the Opéra de Toulouse. Her recordings have included Nabucco, Luisa Miller, La traviata, Oedipus Rex, Songfest, and her recording of A Quiet Place with Leonard Bernstein, which received a Grammy nomination. She has also appeared as soloist with leading orchestras worldwide and in collaboration with the most distinguished conductors.

FEBRUARY 2009

Role: Classical Artist 
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