Marie Plette, Soprano

Immediately after winning the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 1992, Marie Plette was invited to make her Metropolitan Opera debut as the First Lady in The Magic Flute. She has performed frequently with the company since then in roles including Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Gutrune in Götterdämmerung and Kristin in The Makropulos Case.

In the 2001-02 season Ms. Plette performs the title roles of Rusalka and Madama Butterfly with Seattle Opera and the role of Love Simpson in Carlisle Floyd’s Cold Sassy Tree with Lyric Opera of Kansas City.  Highlights from the 2000-01 season included Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with Boston Lyric Opera; Frei in Das Rheingold and Gutrune in Götterdämmerung with Seattle Opera, Elisabetta in Don Carlo with Arizona Opera; the title role in Madama Butterfly with Lyric Opera of Kansas City; Anna Maurrant in Street Scene with Minnesota Opera and Love Simpson in Cold Sassy Tree with Austin Lyric Opera.  In the 1999-2000 season she Vitellia in a new production of La clemenza di Tito with New York City Opera; the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro with Opera Pacific and the Fauré Requiem and Bruckner Te Deum at Carnegie Hall with the New York Choral Society.

Marie Plette has won the George London Competition, two grants from the Richard Tucker foundation, a Sullivan grant and the San Francisco’s Opera’s Il Cenacolo Award. She is a graduate of the Hartt School of Music and the Juilliard Opera Center.