Michelle DeYoung has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras and opera companies, including the Metropolitan Opera; Lyric Opera of Chicago; Houston Grand Opera; Seattle Opera; Washington Concert Opera; Glimmerglass Opera; Berlin State Opera; Paris Opera; Basel Opera; New York Philharmonic; Boston Symphony Orchestra; The Cleveland Orchestra; Los Angeles Philharmonic; Vienna Philharmonic; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra; and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Her many roles include Fricka, Sieglinde and Waltraute (Der Ring des Nibelungen); Kundry (Parsifal);Venus (Tannhäuser);Brangäne (Tristan and Isolde); Dido (Les Troyens); Eboli (Don Carlos);Amneris (Aïda);Marguerite (The Damnation of Faust); Judith (Bluebeard’s Castle);Gertrude (Hamlet);Jocasta (Oedipus Rex); and the title roles in Samson and Delilah and The Rape of Lucretia. She also sang the role of the Shaman in the world première of Tan Dun’s The First Emperor at the Metropolitan Opera. Her recordings include Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder and Symphony No 3with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, which was awarded the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Classical Album; Les Troyens with Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra, winner of the 2002 Grammy Awards for Best Classical Album and Best Opera Recording; and The Song of the Earth with the Minnesota Orchestra.