American soprano Claudia Waite is an active principal artist at the Metropolitan Opera. Since her debut with the company almost two decades ago, she has participated in such diverse productions as Die Zauberflöte, Hänsel und Gretel, Dialogues of the Carmelites, War and Peace, Der Rosenkavalier, Nabucco, Don Giovanni, Elektra, and The Nose. She has been a guest artist with Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Orchestra New York, New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera, Dallas Opera, Opéra de Lyon, New Israeli Opera, San Francisco Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic, Houston Philharmonic, and many other major opera companies and orchestras around the world. Ms. Waite’s repertoire includes some of opera’s most dramatic leading ladies, including Sieglinde (Die Walküre), Leonora (Fidelio, Il Trovatore), and Turandot, as well as the comedic roles of Rosalinda (Die Fledermaus), Fata Morgana (L’Amour des Trois Oranges), and the titular character of La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein. Busy as a recitalist and concert artist, the soprano’s repertoire includes Verdi’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, most memorably at the opening ceremonies of the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, under the baton of Maestro Seiji Ozawa. Her discography includes An American Voice: Music of Robert Nelson (Albany) and her videography includes Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Nose, Macbeth, and Elektra, all Live in HD broadcasts from the Met. Ms. Waite made her Odyssey Opera of Boston debut in The Picture of Dorian Gray.