Known for her vivid and touching vocal performances, mezzo-soprano Katherine Maysek is an artist equally at home on the stage and in the concert hall. Ms. Maysek loves the challenge of portraying many vastly different characters, be they within song, oratorio, or opera.
As Kate Pinkerton in Berkshire Opera Festival’s production of Madame Butterfly “Maysek…hits just the right tone.” (La Scene Musicale, August 2016) Katherine made her Carnegie Hall debut with the American Symphony Orchestra in a rare production of Max von Shillings’ Mona Lisa. Other operatic roles include Mrs. Grose (The Turn of the Screw), Nerone (L’incoronazione di Poppea) and Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro).
Recent concert engagements include soloist in Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with maestro Gerard Schwarz and The Orchestra Now. Ms. Maysek has been repeatedly engaged by the Blanche Moyse Chorale in Marlboro, Vermont, as a soloist in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, St. John Passion and Mass in B minor.
Maysek’s summer appointments have included most notably the Des Moines Metro Opera, the Tanglewood Music Center and Opera Saratoga. Katherine received her bachelors degree from McGill University and her masters degree from Bard College Conservatory’s Graduate Vocal Arts Program.