Abigail Rethwisch performs with the Cape Symphony in April 2022

Abigail Rethwisch

Soprano Abigail Rethwisch, appearing courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera, has performed many of the classic opera roles at major companies across the country. Gaining significant recognition in The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Abigail was chosen as a regional finalist three times, most recently in 2019. This spring, she joins the roster of The Metropolitan Opera to cover Meretaten in Akhnaten.

She’ll also return to some of her favorite opera companies in 2022, including the Utah Opera, where she’ll perform the Controller in their production of Flight, an opera from the late 1990s based on the true story of a refugee who lived at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris for 18 years, and Columbus Symphony, where she’ll make a role debut as Musetta in La bohème.

In 2017, Abigail stepped in on less than two hours’ notice in March 2017 to sing the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor for the entire run of Utah Opera’s production, thrilling audiences with “her command of bel canto technique and riveting dramatic talent” (Opera News).

Abigail has performed as Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, First Lady in The Magic Flute, and Adele in Die Fledermaus. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Simpson College and a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Florida State University.

To learn more about Abigal, visit her website.

Abigail Rethwisch joins the Cape Symphony for Beethoven's 9th: Ode to Joy on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 7:30 PM & Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 3:00 PM. For more information and to purchase tickets for Beethoven's 9th: Ode to Joy, visit, call the Box Office at 508-362-1111, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit 1060 Falmouth Road in Hyannis, MA. The Cape Symphony Box Office is open Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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