Luretta Bybee made her Seattle Opera debut singing three characters in Prokofiev’s War and Peace in 1990. Her other roles for the company have included Mistress Quickly in Verdi’s Falstaff, the title role in Bizet’s Carmen, Paula in Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas, Mary in Wagner’s Fliegende Holländer, and Klytämnestra in Richard Strauss’s Elektra. Bybee has sung the Rossini roles of Isabella in L’italiana in Algeri at New York City Opera and Oper der Stadt Köln, Isaura in Tancredi at Frankfurt Opera, and Falliero in the U.S. premiere of Bianca e Falliero at Florida Grand Opera. Her other roles include Carmen at New York City Opera, Lucretia in Britten’s Rape of Lucretia in Montréal, Fricka in Wager’s Walküre in New Orleans, and Herodias in Richard Strauss’s Salome in Phoenix, Cleveland, and Orlando. She has sung Amneris in Verdi's Aida at Nashville Opera. In Seattle Opera's 2009 production of Wagner's Ring des Nibelungen, Bybee sang Waltraute in Die Walküre and the Second Norn in Götterdämmerung. In 2011 she will sing Bernedetta in the world premiere of John Musto's Inspector.