Betsy Bishop Headshot


Recent highlights for American mezzo Elizabeth (Betsy) Bishop include her return to The Metropolitan Opera in their celebrated new production of Le Nozze di Figaro as Marcellina; Dallas Symphony Orchestra in Salome as Herodias; and at Lyric Opera Chicago she stole the show as Madame de la Haltière in Cendrillon. Further Metropolitan Opera engagements include Second Norn/Fricka (c)/Waltraute (c) in Der Ring des Nibelungen. In the 2021-22 season, she revives the role of Marcellina at the Met, and with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra she makes her debut as the Witch in Hansel und Gretel under the baton of Donald Runnicles. Past successes include her debut at Florida Grand Opera as Herodias in Salome, Mary in Der fliegende Holländer at Cincinnati Opera, the role of Judith in Bluebeard’s Castle at Portland Symphony; at Washington National Opera as Mère Marie in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Fricka in Das Rheingold, and Die Walküre; Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under Donald Runnicles and at the Grand Teton Music Festival, Verdi’s Requiem with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and Brangäne Tristan und Isolde in concert at North Carolina Opera.