Margaret Jane Wray has sung Sieglinde and the Third Norn in Seattle Opera’s past three complete Ring cycles. Her other performances with the company include Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde and Amneris in Aida. Wray recently performed Isolde in Tristan und Isolde at Canadian Opera Company. At the Metropolitan Opera, Wray has sung Amneris, Brangäne, Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana, Ortrud in Lohengrin, the Third Norn, Gutrune, and Sieglinde, a role she has also sung in Austin, Toulouse, and Nice. Wray’s performances overseas include Amneris at Welsh National Opera, Mme. Lidoine in Dialogues des Carmélites at Teatro alla Scala, the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro at Paris Opéra-Bastille, Eva in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie and Teatro Regio, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at Oper Frankfurt, Chrysothemis in Elektra in Berlin, Elisabeth in Tannhäuser in Toulouse, Leonore in Beethoven’s Fidelio in Catania, and Desdemona in Otello in Nice. Other US credits include Senta in Der Fliegende Holländer with Pittsburgh Opera and Sister Helen Prejean in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking with Cincinnati Opera.
Last Updated: August 2013