Klytaemnestra in Elektra
About the Artist:
Michaela Martens is making her HGO debut. She began her 2017–18 season singing Klytaemnestra at San Francisco Opera; she later returns to North Carolina Opera as Dalila in a concert performance of Samson et Dalila and sings Susan B. Anthony in Virgil Thomson’s The Mother of Us All at the Hudson Opera House in Hudson, NY. Recent roles include Martha in John Adams’s The Gospel According to the Other Mary with the St. Louis Symphony at Carnegie Hall, Freia in a concert performance of Das Rheingold with North Carolina Opera, Herodias in Salome with Pittsburgh Opera, the title role in Hérodiade for her debut with Washington Concert Opera, Judith in Bluebeard’s Castle in concert with the New Japan Philharmonic in Tokyo, Cassandre in Les Troyens with Geneva Opera, and Kostelnička in Jenůfa with English National Opera. Roles at the Metropolitan Opera include Marilyn Klinghoffer in John Adams’s The Death of Klinghoffer, Judith in Bluebeard’s Castle, Kundry in Parsifal, Contessa in Andrea Chénier, and Gertrud in Hansel and Gretel—a role she reprised in her debut with the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. With the Santa Fe Opera she performed Herodias, and with San Francisco Opera she sang Cassandre.