Krysty Swann, Mezzo-soprano
Ms. Swann opened the 2023-24 season as Jade Boucher in Dead Man Walking for The Metropolitan Opera, which was followed by the Mother in New Orleans Opera’s production of Blue. She continues the season with Cousin Blanche in Champion with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Schönberg’s Gurre-Lieder with the American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, and Sanctuary Road with Princeton Pro Musica.
Last season, Swann returned to The Metropolitan Opera as Cousin Evelyn in Champion, and sang Rossweisse in Detroit Opera’s The Valkyries, Elijah with Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, Verdi’s Requiem with the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, The Ordering of Moses for Oberlin Conservatory, and Handel’s Messiah for Pacific Symphony.
In recent seasons, Ms. Swann debuted at The Metropolitan Opera as the Third Maid in Elektra and appeared in the revival of Philip Glass’ Akhnaten. In addition, Swann saw her first performances as the Mother in Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson’s Blue for Michigan Opera Theatre. For Lincoln Center Theater, she created the role of Mayme in the world premiere of Intimate Apparel, directed by Bartlett Sher and written by Lynn Nottage and Ricky Ian Gordon. On the concert stage, Ms. Swann performed The Ordering of Moses for the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, and the mezzo-soprano solo in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 for the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra.