Eve Gigliotti, Mezzo-soprano
Mezzo-soprano Eve Gigliotti has a voice that been described as “powerful and agile” (New York Times), and is an “incisive actress” (Opera News). During the 2021-2022 season, she returns to The Metropolitan Opera to perform a variety of roles, singing Mother Goose in The Rake’s Progress, 2nd Serving woman in Elektra, Giovanna in Rigoletto, and the Nurse in Boris Godunov. Her cover assignments include Gertrude in Brett Dean’s Hamlet, Madame de la Haltière in Cinderella, and Magdalene in Die Meistersinger. Ms. Gigliotti is also involved as creative producer and performer in various works in development including ‘Untitled: Inspired by Film Stills’ with National Sawdust and “No One Is Forgotten’ an operatic adaptation of the play by Winter Miller.
For the COVID-19 impacted 2020-2021 season, her planned engagements included a return to the Metropolitan Opera, performing Gertrude in Romeo et Juliette, Annina in La traviata, Mother Superior in The Fiery Angel, and Mercedes in Carmen, while covering Mrs. DeRocher in Dead Man Walking, Amneris in Aida, and Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde (all cancelled due to the pandemic). She was also slated to make her Opera Maine debut as Mary in The Flying Dutchman (cancelled), and sang multiple roles in White Snake Projects’ technologically-immersive Alice in the Pandemic.
Ms. Gigliotti has garnered attention for her interpretation within the new American repertoire, having won critical acclaim for her emotional portrayal as Ruth in the World Premiere of Nico Muhly’s Dark Sisters, produced by Gotham Chamber Opera, Music Theater Group, and Opera Philadelphia.