Described by Opera News as “a forceful presence with an intriguingly complex lyric soprano,” Peggy Kriha Dye has performed with major opera companies and orchestras throughout the world, and is currently Artistic Director of Opera Columbus. Ms. Dye originated the role of Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire, written and conducted by Andre Previn at the San Francisco Opera, and reprised the role with the Pittsburgh Symphony and Washington National Opera. Other significant roles include Musetta in La Bohème with the San Francisco Opera, Shanghai Opera House and Festival Opera of Walnut Creek; Nannetta in Falstaff with the Utah Opera; Drusilla in L’incoronazione di Poppea with the Houston Grand Opera; and Nedda in I Pagliacci with the Tulsa Opera. Her recent success in the title role of Opera Atelier’s Armide marked her tenth production with the Toronto-based company. In 2012 and 2015, Ms. Dye performed this role in Toronto and the Royal Opera House in Versailles. She has also performed the role with Glimmerglass Opera Festival and Opera Columbus. In 2016, Ms. Dye performed in Opera Atelier’s production of the Berlioz version of Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice. Upcoming engagements include Opera Atelier’s 2017 production of Medea, in which she will play the title role.