American soprano Talise Trevigne performed last season at Hawaii Opera Theatre in the role of Micaëla in Carmen and recreated the role of Clara in JFK at Opéra de Montréal. She performed the title role of Porgy and Bess at the University of Michigan and the title role of L’incoronazione di Poppea at Cincinnati Opera. Recent highlights include performances at Kentucky Opera in the title role of Madama Butterfly and Jake Heggie’s world premiere It’s a Wonderful Life at Houston Grand Opera. Other highlights include the role of Leila in Les Pêcheurs de Perles at North Carolina Opera, and the role of Bess in Porgy and Bess in a new production by Francesca Zambello at Glimmerglass Festival. She was nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award in the category Best Solo Classical CD for her rendition of Christopher Rouse’s Kabir Padavali with the Albany Symphony.