Mezzo-Soprano Blythe Gaissert has established herself as a fresh and exciting artist in great demand in the United States for opera, concert and recital engagements. This Texas native has received great praise from critics for her rich sound and intense, dramatic interpretations of operatic roles.
In the coming 2016-17 season, Ms. Gaissert will perform Cleopatra in Berlioz’ exciting monodrama La Mort de Cleopatre with On Site Opera and reprise the role of Hannah After in a new production of As One with Opera Colorado. She will also perform Brian Schober's monodrama White Witch at Roulette NYC , make her Town Hall debut as a part of the Opera America New Works Forum, serve as soloist in the Mozart Requiem with the National Chorale at David Geffen Hall, and perform a solo recital with double bassist Louis Levitt of Sybarite5 as a part of the Phoenix Concert Series. Other concert engagements include Dover Beach and excerpts from As One with the Bronx Arts Ensemble, a recital with ensemble I the Siren at the University of Nebraska and Ravel’s Chansons de Madecasses with the Music Mountain Festival in CT.
August 27th, 2016
Concert with Cantata Profana at Music Mountain featuring Brahms, Schubert and more
September 29th and 30th, 2016
Cleopatra in La Mort de Cleopatra by Hector Berlioz with On Site Opera
October 10, 2016 - 8pm
Soloist with Ensemble SRQ featuring the music of Francis Schwartz
October 23, 2016
Bronx Arts Ensemble concert featuring the music of Laura Kaminsky, Barber and Respighi
Masterclasses and concert with I the Siren in Omaha, NE
December 8, 2016
Annie Palmer in Brian Schober's monodrama White Witch at Roulette, Brooklyn, NYC
December 11, 2016
Alto soloist in The Messiah with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Shelter Rock
January 13, 2017
New Opera Showcase/Opera America at Town Hall NYC
January 27, 29 and February 3 and 5, 2017
Madame de Croissy in Dialogues of the Carmelites at Rutgers University
February 7, 2017
Recital with double bassist Louis Levitt of Sybarite5 for the Phoenix Concert Series
March 2, 3, 4, 2017
Hannah After in Laura Kaminsky's groundbreaking work As One with Opera Colorado
March 26, 2017
Jack's Mother in Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant with the American Lyric Theatre InsightALT Series
April 8, 2017
Soloist in the Mozart Requiem and more with the National Chorale at David Geffen Hall NYC
“Blythe Gaissert was a dignified, vocally assured Dido, who contributed some stylish ornamentation and sang her closing Lament movingly.”
-The NY Times | Allan Kozinn
"Blythe Gaissert conveyed Dido's sadness ("Peace and I are strangers grown") and precipitous fall with solemn, queenly magnetism. Her voice is strong, supple, almost buttery... "
-BlogCritics | Jon Sobel
"When a performer is as magnetic and intelligent in conveying her artistry as mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert is, it may not matter what the selections are on the program. She makes sure to please her audience"
-Sarasota Herald | Gayle William
"....a charming mezzo with a rich well-controlled voice and personality to match. Her performance of five of Copland’s beloved “Old American Songs” showed beautifully nuanced singing, excellent diction and a nice sense of humor..."
-Observer | June LeBelle
"Blythe Gaissert fused dignity and sensuality in her Lucretia........."
"The cannibalism aria of mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert whetted our appetite too with her soft-edged voice. "
-The SFist Philistine