In 2008-09 Jennifer Hines returns to Seattle Opera for Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen as Flosshilde and Schwertleite, and makes her debut with Atlanta Opera as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly. She also debuts with Palm Beach Opera as Maddalena in Rigoletto, and sings as soloist in Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky with the San Antonio Symphony. Recent highlights include her debut with Portland Opera as Bertarido in Rodelinda; performances of Suzuki with Opera Grand Rapids and Nashville Opera; the title role of Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires and Suzuki, both at Aspen Music Festival; excerpts of Maria de Buenos Aires in concert with Third Angle New Music Ensemble; Page in Salome with the National Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin conducting; her debut with Washington National Opera as Flosshilde in Das Rheingold; and performances in the title role of Carmen with East Texas Opera. She has performed the role of Suzuki with New York City Opera, Opera Tampa, Dicapo Opera, Opera Longview, the Eastern Music Festival, and with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Hines may be heard on the Koch label recording of Maria de Buenos Aires, conducted by Murry Sidlin.