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Mardi Byers is one of the most exciting and talented artists to have emerged in recent years. Hailed by Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung as “world class,” she is making her mark on international opera and concert stages including the Hamburg State Opera, Bregenz Festival, Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater, Opera Frankfurt, New York City Opera, and Finnish National Opera. Current engagements include both Tosca and Amelia in Un ballo in maschera with Austin Lyric Opera.

Her triumphant opera debut as Tosca at Theater Lübeck in 2003 earned her both critical and public acclaim, prompting invitations from leading opera houses to sing the major roles of her repertoire including Amelia in Simon Boccanegra at the Hamburg State Opera, Marie in Dmitri Tcherniakov’s celebrated production of Wozzeck with the Bolshoi Theater conducted by Teodor Currentzis, Aida at the Bregenz Festival in a Graham Vick production, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at New York City Opera, Il tabarro and Suor Angelica for New Orleans Opera, Elisabetta in Don Carlo for Theater Basel directed by Calixto Beito, Marietta in Die Tote Stadt, Elisabeth in Tannhäuser, and Prima Donna /Ariadne in a new production of Ariadne auf Naxos at the Nürnberg State Theater, and Aida for her debut with Finnish National Opera.

Mardi Byers’ further European credits include Aida under the baton of Daniele Gatti, Elisabetta in Don Carlos in both the French and Italian versions, Amelia in I Masnadieri, Marguerite in Faust, the title role in Adriana Lecouvreur, the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, and Margarete in Honegger's Jeanne d'Arc au Bûcher.

Equally at home on the concert stage Mardi Byers has performed Strauss’s Vier letzte Lieder in Hamburg, Verdi’s Requiem, and most recently sang the Beethoven Ninth Symphony for the Stuttgart Symphony’s New Year’s Concert. Recitals have taken her to San Francisco, Zurich, Munich and Salzburg, and in November 2010 she sang the Verdi Requiem in Finland’s esteemed Turku Concert Hall.


Mardi Byers is a native of Boulder, Colorado and resides in Switzerland.

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