On April 7th Mardi makes her debut with Opera Toulon in one of her signature and favorite roles, the Ethiopan princess, Aida. A role which she has already sung for the Bregenz Festival, Finnish National Opera, the Bremen Seebuhne, the Royal Opera House Muscat Oman, and the Nurnberg State Theater.
Dircted by Paul-Emile Fourny and conducted by Alberto Hold-Garrido, Mardi will embody Verdi's famous heroine with further performaces on April 9th, 11th, and 13th. This also marks Mardi's operatic debut in France.
Jumping in on short notice, Mardi recently performed
Strauss' Vier letzte Lieder and Three Fragments from Wozzeck
by Alban Berg with the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra.
Led by conductor Axel Kober, the concerts were presented
in the Tonhalle Düsseldorf on February 17th and 18th.
Mardi kicked off the 2012 -2013 season with performances at the Royal Opera House Oman and her debut for Warsaw Opera in one of her signature roles: Aida. In November she wil perfrom at the Alte Oper Frankurt as the soprano soloist in Verdi’s Requiem with the Deutsche Philharmoniker.
December sees her reprisal of the title role in Jens-Daniel Herzog’s production of Aida for the Nurnberg State Theater. Mardi closes out the year as a feature guest artist in the opera gala “Viva Verdi”, celebrating the anniversary of the composer’s 200th birthday, televised from the Hallenstadion, Zurich. And in the spring, Mardi makes her debut with Toulon Opera as once again: AIDA!
Making her return to Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater, Mardi Byers brings back her much lauded portrayal of Marie in Berg’s Wozzeck, for which she has received this year’s Golden Mask nomination in the category “Best Female Role in an Opera”. Russia’s national theater award and highest artistic accolade, established in 1994 by the Theatre Union of Russia, recognizes excellence in all genres of theater art encompassing drama, opera, ballet, modern dance, operetta, musical, and puppet theatre.
Also nominated for “Best Opera Production”, Wozzeck performances on March 11th and 13th are part of the annual Golden Mask Festival, Russia’s largest and most prominent performing arts festival, which runs from January 4th through April 14th, and closes with its highly publicized awards ceremony on April 15.
Read reviews from Opera News and The Herald Tribune
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Broadcast live frorm the Bolshoi, NPR World of Opera declares "The young American soprano Mardi Byers shines in the challenging role of Marie." Listen to her singing Marie's Lullaby on NPR's Hit Single list.