Mary Elizabeth Williams

Abigaille Nabucco

Mary Elizabeth Williams is from Philadelphia and is a graduate of Iowa’s Luther College, where she sang her first operatic role, title role Suor Angelica. Recent engagements include title role Aida (Teatro Massimo in Palermo); Abigaille Nabucco (Vlaamse Opera); title role La Wally, Odabella Attila (Theater St. Gallen); Amelia Un ballo in maschera (Theater Basel); title role Adriana Lecouvreur (Washington Concert Opera); title role Aida (Opéra en plein
air in Paris; Atlanta Opera; Arizona Opera; Virginia Opera; Staatstheater Oldenburg); Leonora Il trovatore (Seattle Opera; Kentucky Opera; New Orleans Opera; Indianapolis Opera); title role Tosca (Arizona Opera; Michigan Opera Theatre; New Orleans Opera; Virginia Opera; Welsh National Opera); Goddess of the Waters Amistad (Spoleto Festival USA); Serena Porgy and Bess (Seattle Opera); Cilla Margaret Garner (Michigan Opera Theatre). Current and future engagements include Abigaille Nabucco (Oper Stuttgart; Savonlinna Opera Festival); title role Tosca (Opera Bonn); Santuzza Cavalleria rusticana (Stadttheater Klagenfurt); title role Tosca, Elisabetta Maria Stuarda (Seattle Opera). She was awarded Seattle Opera’s ‘Artist of the Year’ for the 2011/2012 season, which was determined by the public audience.