Marilyn Mims’ single-year triumvirate of having debuted as Violetta with the New York City Opera in La Traviata, at Carnegie Hall with the Opera Orchestra of New York as Isabelle in Meyerbeer’s Robert le Diable, and with the Metropolitan Opera as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus brought rave reviews from the New York press.  Mims went on to perform over a hundred performances of major roles at the Metropolitan Opera including Violetta, Fiordiligi, Konstanze, Gilda, Lucia, Rosalinde, and Donna Anna.  Her performance on the Metropolitan Opera’s recording of Wagner’s Die Walküre earned her a “Grammy” Award.  Mims’ has appeared in the most prestigious opera houses and with orchestras spanning five continents with such luminaries as James Levine, Carlos Kleiber, Nello Santi and Franco Zefferelli. Ms. Mims graduate work was with Virginia Zeani at Indiana University.  She has been Vocal Artist in Residence at Palm Beach Atlantic University since 2001 where she teaches voice and served as director of the Opera Theatre program. Her students have sung with New York City Opera, The Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Glyndebourne, and other major houses throughout the world.  She presents master classes and judges for numerous universities, opera companies, and national and international music festivals. She was a master teacher for the 2015 National Association of Teachers of Singing Intern Program and is on the summer faculty of the Fondation Bell-Arte’s voice sessions in Paris.