Michelle DeYoung has already established herself as one of the most exciting artists of her generation
She has appeared with many of the worldâ€™s leading orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, The Met Orchestra (in Carnegie Hall), the Met Chamber Ensemble, Vienna Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra, Berliner Staatskapelle, Sao Paulo Symphony, and the Concertgebouworkest. She has also appeared in the prestigious festivals of Ravinia, Tanglewood, Aspen, Cincinnati, Saito Kinen, Edinburgh, Salzburg, and Lucerne.
The conductors with whom she has worked include Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, James Conlon, Sir Colin Davis, StĂ©phane DenĂ¨ve, Christoph von DohnĂˇnyi, Gustavo Dudamel, Christoph Eschenbach, Bernard Haitink, Manfred Honeck, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Kent Nagano, Seiji Ozawa, Antonio Pappano, Andre Previn, David Robertson, Donald Runnicles, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mariss Jansons, and Michael Tilson Thomas.
Ms. DeYoung has also appeared with many of the finest opera houses of the world including the Metropolitan Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Houston Grand Opera, the Seattle Opera, the Glimmerglass Opera, La Scala, the Bayreuth Festival, Berliner Staatsoper, the Opera National de Paris, the ThĂ¨Ă˘tre du ChĂ˘telet, the Theater Basel, and the Tokyo Opera. Her many roles include Fricka, Sieglinde and Waltraute in The Ring Cycle; Kundry in Parsifal, Venus in TannhĂ¤user, BrangĂ¤ne in Tristan und Isolde, Eboli in Don Carlos, Amneris in Aida, Marguerite in Le Damnation de Faust, Judith in Bluebeardâ€™s Castle, Dido in Les Troyens, the title role in Samson et Dalilah,, Gertrude in Hamlet, Jocaste in Oedipus Rex, and the title role in The Rape of Lucretia. She also created the role of the Shaman in Tan Dunâ€™s The First Emperor at the Metropolitan Opera.
In recital, Ms. DeYoung has been presented by the University of Chicago Presents series, the Ravinia Festival, Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, San Francisco Symphonyâ€™s Great Performances series, Cal Performances in Berkeley, SUNY Purchase, Calvin College, the Pittsburgh Symphony, Roy Thomson Hall, the ThĂ¨Ă˘tre du ChĂ˘telet, the Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon) the Edinburgh Festival, Londonâ€™s Wigmore Hall and Brusselsâ€™s La Monnaie.
Ms. DeYoungâ€™s recording of Kindertotenlieder and Mahlerâ€™s Symphony No. 3 with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS Media) was awarded the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Classical Album. She has also been awarded the 2001 Grammy Awards for Best Classical Album and Best Opera Recording for Les Troyens with Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO Live). Her growing discography also includes recordings of Mahler Symphony No. 3 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Bernard Haitink (CSO Resound) and with the Pittsburgh Symphony and Manfred Honeck (PID); Bernsteinâ€™s Symphony No. 1, â€˜Jeremiahâ€™ with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Leonard Slatkin (Chandos), Das Klagende Lied with the San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas (BMG),and Das Lied von der Erde with the Minnesota Orchestra (Reference Recordings). Her first solo disc was released on the EMI label.
This season, Ms. DeYoung returns to the Houston Grand Opera as the title role in The Rape of Lucretia, makes her debut at the OpĂ©ra de Nice in Tristan und Isolde, sings the title role in Samson et Dalilah with the Washington Concert Opera, and makes appearances with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, Phillharmonia Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, Sydney Symphony, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic.