Marie Plette has performed for many of the major opera houses in the US and abroad. A resident of the Bay Area, she has performed both at San Francisco Opera, as Madama Butterfly, and for some of the many bay area regional companies. Recent highlights include Jake Heggie’s one woman opera Another Sunrise for Festival Opera, the role of “The Woman” in Holodomor by Virko Baley for the Kiev Opera, Ukraine, title roles of Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos and Barber’s Vanessa for West Edge Opera, Mimi and Donna Elvira for Livermore Valley Opera, and Tosca for both LVO and Anchorage Opera. Ms. Plette’s repertoire includes such diverse roles as Love Simpson from Floyd’s Cold Sassy Tree, Rusalka, the Countess, Nedda, Elsa, Eva, Sieglinde, Desdemona, Alice Ford, and the Marschallin. She began her career as a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and a participant of SFO’s Merola Program, then went on to perform leading roles for The Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Seattle Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Glimmerglass and many others. Ms. Plette is currently an Artist-in-Residence at the Oakland School for the Arts.