Maria Zifchak has distinguished herself in the plum roles of the mezzo-soprano repertoire, performing on the stages of the Metropolitan Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, New York City Opera, Central City Opera, and Opera North. She has sung in concert at the Salzburg Festival, Tanglewood Festival, and Carnegie Hall with orchestras conducted by James Levine. Audiences have consistently noted the beauty of her voice, her commitment to the subtleties of the music, and her ability to inhabit any given role and reveal all its dramatic possibilities. The roles she has performed reveal the range of her artistry: For the Metropolitan Opera alone she has sung everything from Dorabella in Così fan tutte to Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Suzuki in Madama Butterfly; for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis she has sung Ruth in The Pirates of Penzance, Geneviève in Pelléas et Mélisande, and the Witch in Hansel and Gretel—and so on, through the 65 roles in her impressive repertoire. Coming performances include re-engagements at Central City Opera (The Mother Abess in The Sound of Music, Mrs. De Rochers in Dead Man Walking) and the Metropolitan Opera (Suzuki in Madama Butterfly).