The American mezzo-soprano has sung a diverse repertoire internationally, including her acclaimed portrayal of Bizet’s Carmen (New York City Opera, The Minnesota Opera, Oper Graz, Opera Australia, Arena di Verona, and Tokyo City Opera, among other companies worldwide). Her extensive experience in contemporary opera includes such leading roles as Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking (Tulsa Opera) Sharon Falconer in Elmer Gantry (also Tulsa Opera), Jo in Little Women (Opera Pacific), the title role in Thérèse Raquin (San Diego Opera), Sondra Finchley in An American Tragedy (Metropolitan Opera), and Glenda Ruiz in We Shall Not Be Moved (2017 Opera Philadelphia world premiere, subsequently New York’s Apollo Theater and Dutch National Opera.) Chávez debuted at London’s Royal Opera House as the Marquise de Merteuil in Quartett, also the role of her Swedish debut with Malmö Opera. Her role debut in the title role in The Rape of Lucretia was heard at Florence’s Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. She sang Flora in La traviata in the production that inaugurated Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s tenure as music director of the Metropolitan Opera. The mezzo’s new “one-woman Carmen show,” entitled Carmen Inside Out, has been seen on tour in the U.K. and in France.