About Beth


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Acclaimed for her “sonorous” and “saucy” voice, mezzo-soprano Beth Lytwynec made her role debut as the irresistible Carmen at Arizona Opera in February of 2016. An alumnus of the Marion Roose Pullin Opera Studio at Arizona Opera, her performances with the company have included Olga in Eugene Onegin, Maddalena in Rigoletto and Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte. A member of the elite Glimmerglass Festival young artist program in the summer of 2013, Lytwynec returned to the festival in the summer of 2014 where she was heard as Dryad in Francesca Zambello’s new production of Ariadne in Naxos. In the 2016-2017 season, she joins the roster of Lyric Opera of Chicago for the first time, for the new David Pountney production of Das Rheingold.

On the concert stage, Lytwynec made her debut with Phoenix Symphony in the 2013 -2014 season in performances of excerpts from West Side Story and Carmen, along with performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, a piece she was invited to sing the following season in her return with the same orchestra under the baton of Music Director Tito Munoz. Also in the 2014-15 season, Lytwynec sang her first performances of Verdi’s Requiem in Anaheim, CA and made her concert debut with Maestro Andrew Grams and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, again in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. In the current season Lytwynec adds Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis to her repertoire in performances with Orchestra Iowa.

In previous seasons, Ms. Lytwynec has performed with Chautauqua Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Opera New Jersey, Lyric Opera Virginia, Boston Opera Collaborative, and at Seagle Music Colony. Roles included the title role in Handel's Serse, Mary in Der fliegende Holländer, Romeo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Dido in Dido and Aeneas, Jo March in Little Women, Wowkle in La fanciulla del West, Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro and Mrs. Grose in The Turn of the Screw.

Ms. Lytwynec is a recipient of an Encouragement Award from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Bel Canto Award in the Orpheus Competition, and a semi-finalist for the Marguerite McCammon Competition. 

In the News


Eugene Onegin at Arizona Opera

Arizona Opera Studio Artists offered impressively pleasing work- Beth Lytwynec’s saucy, smooth-registered Olga...
— Opera News
Beth Lytwynec sang a sweetly resonant Olga and provided smooth harmony in her duet with Tatiana.
— Opera Today

 

Verdi Requiem at Christ Cathedral Concert Series

The concert was very moving and powerful. Principal soloist Ekaterina Kim and Beth Lytwynec voices echoed through the room that projected all the way to heaven.
— The Hornet, Anaheim, CA

 

The Magic Flute at Arizona Opera

The Three Ladies, soprano Andrea Shokery, along with mezzo-sopranos Beth Lytwynec and Maria Dominique Lopez, sang with limpid harmonies while taking advantage of every comedic possibility.
— Opera Today

 

Rigoletto at Arizona Opera

Arizona Opera’s Rigoletto...is gifted with notable performances by Peter Volpe as Sparafucile, the assasin; Joseph Barron as Count Monterone, and Beth Lytwynec as the assasin’s sister.
— Broadway World

 

Ariadne in Naxos at Glimmerglass Festival

Beth Lytwynec served up a commendable account of the low-lying Dryad.
— Opera Today
Ariadne’s companions on Naxos – Naiad (Wisconsin soprano Jeni Houser), Dryad (New York mezzo-soprano Beth Lytwynec) and Echo (Michigan soprano Jacqueline Echols) – added their beautifully blended voices to the island’s enchantment.
— William Burnett, Opera Warhorses
Rounding out the show are three diaphanously-gowned nymphs, Jeni Houser, Beth Lytwynec and Jacqueline Echols, who sing as beautifully as they look.
— Susan Galbraith, DC Theatre Scene
Jeni Houser, Beth Lytwynec, and Jacqueline Echols were a sheer delight as the vocal trio Naiad, Dryad, and Echo, showcasing some of Strauss’s most beautiful and soaring composition abilities in Act II.
— Gale Martin, Operatoonity.com
The nymph trio of Naiad, Dryad, and Echo...were a delight to the eye and ear. Again, all are Young Artists: Jeni Houser, Beth Lytwynec, and Jacqueline Echols.
— CNY Cafe Momus

 

 

La traviata at Arizona Opera

As Flora, Beth Lywtynec was quite the dominatrix in her half skirt over pants and boots.
— Opera Today

The Flying Dutchman at Arizona Opera

Beth Lytwynec showed her ability as a character actress with her portrayal of Senta’s work supervisor, Mary, as an old woman. Her singing showed her sonorous, youthful voice, however.
— Opera Today

Little Women at Boston Opera Collaborative

Beth Lytwynec was so consistent I was mesmerized whenever her mouth opened.
— Boston Theatre Review

The Turn of the Screw at Boston Conservatory

...other standouts were full-voiced Beth Lytwynec as Mrs. Grose, the gullible housekeeper...
— The Phoenix