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.
April 8, 2017
Soloist in the Mozart Requiem and more with the National Chorale at David Geffen Hall NYC
April 26, 2017
Hannah After in excerpts from As One by Laura Kaminsky, Mark Campbell and Kim Reed, with Jorrell Williams, the Cassatt Quartet and Mila Henry, conductor. 7:30 pm at the Jewish Theological Seminary NYC
May 2,3, 6 and 7th, 2017
Soloist with the Limon Dance Company Season at the Joyce Theatre NYC WORLD PREMIERE of The Exiles by Alexandra Vrebalov.
July 23, 2017
Recital with Louis Levitt- Chatter Concert Series, Albuquerque, NM
September 15-17, 2017
Hester Prynne in the Professional Premiere of Eric Sawyer's The Scarlet Professor, Mendelhall Center for the Arts, Smith College, Northampton, MA.
November 10, 11 and 12, 2017
Hannah After in As One with San Diego Opera
December 10, 2017
Alto soloist in Handel's Messiah with The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Shelter Rock.
January 10-20, 2018
Walker Loats in the World Premiere of Mikael Karlsson's The Echo Drift with the Prototype Festival 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