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Mezzo-soprano Eve Gigliotti has won critical acclaim for her work spanning both the dramatic repertoire and contemporary opera, notably, originating the roles of Ruth in the world premiere of Dark Sisters (Muhly/Karam), and Dodo in the world premiere of Breaking the Waves (Mazzoli/Vavrek). Last season at The Metropolitan Opera, Ms. Gigliotti debuted the roles of Madame de la Haltière in a performance of Cinderella, and Gertrude in two performances of Brett Dean’s critically acclaimed Hamlet, as well as roles in The Rake’s Progress, Rigoletto, Boris Gudonov and Elektra. In concert she premiered Taneyev’s At The Reading of a Psalm with the American Symphony Orchestra.


This season, Eve bows in various roles at The Metropolitan Opera including Nelly and a performance of Sally in the staged world premiere of The Hours (Puts/Pierce), and Mary in Der fliegende Holländer. Her collaborative short film ‘A Jarful of Bees’ was featured at Opera Philadelphia’s Season O22 Film Festival and is featured on the Opera Philadelphia Channel. In concert this season, she will join the American Symphony Orchestra for Ethel Smyth’s Mass in D. This summer she will debut the role of Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd with Chautauqua Opera. As producer, Eve Gigliotti’s projects include the original opera-theater hybrid, No One Is Forgotten (Prestini & Shirey/Miller), currently in development. 

For the COVID-19 impacted 2020-2021 season, her planned engagements included a return to The Metropolitan Opera, performing Gertrude in Romeo et Juliette, Annina in La traviata, Mother Superior in The Fiery Angel, and Mercedes in Carmen, while covering Mrs. DeRocher in Dead Man Walking, Amneris in Aida, and Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde (all cancelled due to the pandemic). She was also slated to make her Opera Maine debut as Mary in The Flying Dutchman (cancelled), and sang multiple roles in White Snake Projects’ technologically-immersive Alice in the Pandemic.

Eve Gigliotti made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Mercedes in Carmen, subsequently returning to reprise that role and appear as Siegrune in Robert Lepage’s milestone production of Die Walküre, led by James Levine, and broadcast to theaters worldwide in HD. Other notable operatic engagements include Siegrune at Houston Grand Opera, Tanglewood Music Festival and Washington National Opera, Isabella in L’italiana in Algeri with the ABAO Bibao Opera in Spain, Gertrude in Thomas’ Hamlet with Washington Concert Opera, Giulietta in Les contes d’Hoffmann with Hawaii Opera, and Gertrude in Roméo et Juliette with San Francisco Opera.


On the symphonic stage, Eve has performed Handel’s Messiah with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, and the Seattle Symphony, with whom she has also performed Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. She peformed the US premiere of Andrew Norman’s A Trip to the Moon with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, sang Rossini’s Stabat Mater with the Oregon Symphony, and joined the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra for Mahler’s Third Symphony, conducted by Leon Botstein. Ms. Gigliotti has collaborated several times with Maestro Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra at venues such as Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall, bowing in performances of Elgar’s The Kingdom, Scenes from Goethe’s Faust by Schumann and Bizet’s Djamileh (title role).

A champion of contemporary music, The Opera America Songbook features Ms. Gigliotti performing “Archaeology”, a song written exclusively for her by acclaimed composer/librettist team David Little and Royce Vavrek. She performed the world premiere of composer Mohammed Fairouz's new oratorio, Al-Quds: Jerusalem, at the Metropolitan Museum, and was invited by Houston Grand Opera (East + West Festival) to originate the role of Mrs. Parvin in composer Gregory Spears's opera The Bricklayer.

"Priva son"Eve Gigliotti
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"Seigneur Dieu"Eve Gigliotti
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"O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion"Eve Gigliotti
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"Liber Scriptus"Eve Gigliotti
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"But Who May Abide"Eve Gigliotti
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"Dans son regard plus sombre"Eve Gigliotti
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"Vorrei Vendicarmi"Eve Gigliotti
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"E gelosia"Eve Gigliotti
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Excerpts from Das Rheingold - FrickaEve Gigliotti
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Eve Gigliotti

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