Mezzo-soprano Eve Gigliotti has a voice that been described as “spirited, handsome-toned” (Opera News), with a stage presence that is “strong” and “impassioned” (The Washington Post). Quickly becoming known for her diverse stylistic range, Ms. Gigliotti is an exciting young artist that brings rich, resonant sound and a uniquely individual interpretation to her performances.
After her promising debut with the Metropolitan Opera as Mercedes in the Richard Eyre production of Carmen, Ms. Gigliotti returned in 2010/2011 reprising the role of Mercedes and appearing as Siegrune in Robert Lepage’s milestone production of Die Walküre, led by James Levine, broadcast worldwide in HD. Ms. Gigliotti will appear as Siegrune in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of The Ring Cycle as part of the 2012/13 season. Additional performances this season include the title role in an updated version of L’Italiana in Algeri with Wendy Taucher Dance Theater Opera Project in Martha’s Vineyard, reprising a role she has performed with Opera Southwest and Bilbao ABAO (Opera Berri Performance). On the concert stage, Ms. Gigliotti can be seen with Carolina Chamber Music Festival, and Wolf Trap Opera in Recital, respectively. In recording, the recently released Opera America Songbook, features Ms. Gigliotti performing “Archaeology”, a song written exclusively for her by acclaimed composer/librettist team David Little and Royce Vavrek.
Having won critical acclaim for her emotional portrayal as Ruth in the World Premiere of Dark Sisters, composed by Nico Muhly, produced by Gotham Chamber Opera, Music Theater Group, and Opera Company of Philadelphia, directed by Rebecca Taichman and conducted by Neal Goren, Ms. Gigliotti has garnered attention for her interpretation within the new American repertoire. Ms. Gigliotti was invited by Houston Grand Opera (East + West Festival) to originate the role of Mrs. Parvin in composer Gregory Spears’s, The Bricklayer. Other highlights of the 2011/12 season included appearing with The Metropolitan Opera as Siegrune in Die Walküre under the baton of Fabio Luisi; making her Carnegie Hall debut in Bernstein’s Jeremiah Symphony no.1 with New York Youth Symphony, Ryan McAdams conducting; and returning to Carnegie Hall in portraying the title role of Djamileh with American Symphony Orchestra, Leon Botstein conducting. Ms. Gigliotti’s concert work included Chanson Madècasses with Gotham Chamber Opera at Le Poisson Rouge; and Stravinsky: Pairings (a performance of Berg, Seven Early Songs and Debussy, Chanson de Bilitis) with Greenwich Music Festival.
Other past season highlights include in 2010/2011: Verdi’s Requiem with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop conducting; title role in L’Italiana in Algeri with ABAO Opera Bilbao (Opera Berri Performance), Michele Mariotti conducting; Wolf Trap Opera as Giulietta in Les Contes d’Hoffmann.
In addition to making her Metropolitan Opera debut in 2009/2010, Ms. Gigliotti made her Avery Fisher Hall debut with American Symphony Orchestra in Scenes from Goethe’s Faust by Schumann, and appeared with Oregon Symphony in Rossini’s Stabat Mater.
Eve Gigliotti is a graduate of The Manhattan School of Music, Mannes The New School for Music and The Curtis Institute of Music.
Bio from Eve Gigliotti’s website.