Contralto Martha Anderson was delighted to make her debut appearance this season with North Carolina Opera in the role of Persephone in Hercules vs. Vampires. This season she also appeared as Madame Flora (The Medium) and Zia Principessa (Suor Angelica) with Chicago Fringe Opera, Ruth (Pirates of Penzance) and Buttercup (HMS Pinafore) with Opera Wilmington, and in The Carnegie Hall Opera Gala. Previously she has appeared with the North Carolina Symphony as well as the prestigious New York City Metro Chamber Orchestra. In 2014 she premiered the role of Mother in All Quiet on the Western Front with the NYC Metro Chamber Orchestra. Acoustic Levitation Magazine included the performance in its annual “Best Of” list. All Quiet on the Western Front marked Anderson’s return to the New York City Metro Chamber Orchestra. She first appeared with the Metro Chamber Orchestra in 2013 in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony alongside Metropolitan Opera tenor John Horton Murray. Anderson has soloed in Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion, the Verdi Requiem, the Mozart Requiem, Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes di Confessore, and the Rutter Requiem. Recent engagements include Filippyevna (covering Metropolitan Opera’s Victoria Livengood) in Eugene Onegin and “Serenade to Music” with Metropolitan Opera star Susan Dunn and the Duke Symphony Orchestra. This fall she will appear as a guest artist lecturer at Duke University. Additional upcoming engagements include premiering the role of “Marion” in A Hero’s Fall at Duke University,”An Evening of Mahler and Wagner,” sponsored by the Triangle Wagner Society, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra.