American mezzo-soprano Beth Lytwynec most recently returned to Arizona Opera for the 2014-15 season, singing the roles of Maddalena in Rigoletto, Olga in Eugene Onegin, and Second Lady in The Magic Flute, following her first season as a member of the Marion Roose Pullin Opera Studio. Ms. Lytwynec debuts with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and returns to The Phoenix Symphony to sing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in 2015. In the summer of 2014, Ms. Lytwynec returned to The Glimmerglass Festival, singing the role of Dryad in Francesca Zambello's new production of Ariadne in Naxos. The 2013-14 season marked Ms. Lytwynec's debut performances with The Phoenix Symphony, singing excerpts from Bizet's Carmen, West Side Story, and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. In 2016, Ms. Lytwynec returns to Arizona Opera to make her role debut in the title role of Bizet's Carmen.
In previous seasons, Ms. Lytwynec has performed with Chautauqua Opera, Nashville Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Opera New Jersey, Lyric Opera Virginia, Boston Opera Collaborative, and Seagle Music Colony. Roles included Jo March (Little Women), Mary (Der fliegende Holländer), Romeo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Cousin Hebe (H.M.S. Pinafore), Wowkle (La fanciulla del West), the title role in Handel’s Serse, Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro), Mrs. Grose (The Turn of the Screw), and Dido (Dido and Aeneas).