Stephanie Blythe has sung Fricka and the Second Norn in all Seattle Ring performances since 2000. Other roles at Seattle Opera include Carmen, Isabella in Rossini’s Italiana in Algeri, and Amneris in Verdi’s Aida, for which she was named a Seattle Opera Artist of the Year last season. Blythe debuted at the Met as the Voice in Wagner’s Parsifal during her first season in the company’s Lindemann Young Artists Development Program. Her many roles there have included Cornelia in Handel’s Giulio Cesare, Jocasta in Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex, Baba the Turk in Stravinsky’s Rake’s Progress, Mère Marie in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, Eduige in Handel’s Rodelinda, and three roles in Puccini’s Trittico : Frugola, La Zia Principessa, and Zita. Her roles abroad include Cornelia and Auntie in Britten’s Peter Grimes in Paris and Ino/Juno in Handel’s Semele and Azucena in Verdi’s Trovatore at Covent Garden. She recently sang Ježibaba in Dvorák’s Rusalka and Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice at the Met and returns to the company in November to reprise her roles in Il Trittico. In 2010 she returns to Seattle Opera as Dame Quickly in Verdi’s Falstaff, a role she has performed at Paris Opéra, Royal Opera Covent Garden, and the Metropolitan Opera.