Dean Martin

Stephanie Blythe to launch Lyric series emphasizing American music

Stephanie Blythe to launch Lyric series emphasizing American music

In 2006, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe treated the Shriver Hall Concert Series audience to incisive musicality and a downright electrifying voice capable as much of roof-raising power as of exquisite nuance. On Sunday, she returns to town, this time to inaugurate a vocal recital series at the Modell-Lyric that features stellar opera artists.

Blythe got her first operatic taste at 16, when she went with her upstate New York high school class to the Metropolitan Opera. That’s where she would cause a sensation a decade later, stepping in for an ailing Marilyn Horne in 1996 and serving notice that the Met had a promising new mezzo in the house.

Now in her late 40s, Blythe...

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