Internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano MaryAnn McCormick has been hailed in the press as "charismatic","spell-binding", and "elegant". Her international credits include Isabella in L'italiana in Algeri at La Scala, Azucena in Il trovatore at the Teatro Regio Torino, and First Maid in Elektra with Christoph von Dohnanyi at the Opéra National de Paris. She has also performed Maddalena in Rigoletto under Daniele Gatti at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna and with Seattle Opera and Gluck's Alceste under Bruno Bartoletti at the Teatro Regio di Parma. Her recent accomplishments include performances as "Carmen" with Theater St. Gallen, Switzerland of which the critics wrote "She acts and sings a wonderful Carmen" a role she has also performed with Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Teatro Regio di Torino and the Staatsoper Stuttgart among others. MaryAnn returned to the Metropolitan Opera last season to sing the role of Grimgerde in their new production of Die Walküre which was broadcast in HD in theaters internationally. She is also heard on their recently released DVD of the complete Ring Cycle which won the Grammy award for Best Opera Recording in 2013. In recent seasons she made debuts with both Teatro la Fenice in Die Walküre conducted by Jeffrey Tate and Teatro dell'Opera di Roma as "Priyamvada" in Alfano's Sakuntala. She can be heard as Tigrana in Puccini's Edgar in a recording with the Orchestre National de France led by Yoël Levi. MaryAnn sang Suzuki in Madama Butterfly with Opera Colorado, the role of Nefertiti in Phillip Glass' Akhnaten with the Atlanta Opera, and performances of Das Lied Von der Erde with the Orchestra Verdi in Milan; a piece she has also performed with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia to standing ovations. She also created the roles of Grandma Josephine and Mrs. Teavee for the world premiere of Peter Ash's "The Golden Ticket" with the Opera Theater of St. Louis, based on the book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". Recent engagements include Mahler Symphony no. 2 "Resurrection" with the Spokane Symphony for which the press wrote "We were all fortunate that the voice we heard was McCormick's". MaryAnn returns to the Metropolitan Opera this season to sing again in their new production of Die Walküre and as Soeur Mathilde in Dialogues of the Carmelites. Other upcoming engagements include Act III of Die Walküre at the Tanglewood festival this summer with the Boston Symphony Orchestra as well as performances of Suzuki in Madama Butterfly at Lyric Opera of Chicago for their 2013-14 season.