Marie Plette made her Seattle Opera debut in 2000 as Freia and Ortlinde in Wagner’s Rheingold and Walküre. She has returned often since then: as Freia, Ortlinde, and Gutrune for the 2001 Ring cycle and the 2005 Ring, in the title roles of Dvorák’s Rusalka and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, and as Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen, Elsa in Wagner’s Lohengrin, Antonia in Offenbach’s Contes d’Hoffmann, Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and most recently as the title role of Gluck’s Iphigenia in Tauris. Plette made her Metropolitan Opera debut as the First Lady in Mozart’s Zauberflöte, and has returned there for Donna Elvira, Gutrune, and Kristina in Janácek’s Makropoulos Case. Other U.S. appearances include Vitellia in Mozart’s Clemenza di Tito for New York City Opera, Love Simpson in Carlisle Floyd’s Cold Sassy Tree for Austin Lyric Opera, Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello, the title role in Janácek’s Kata Kabanova for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, the Countess in Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro for Arizona Opera, and Madama Butterfly in San Francisco. Plette sang Sieglinde in Die Walküre at Scottish Opera, and has also appeared abroad in Edinburgh, Wexford, Rome, and Stuttgart.