Isabella, L’Inganno Felice
Hailed by the Boston Globe as “balmy-voiced” and “uniformly excellent” performances, mezzo-soprano Katherine Beck recently returned to Arizona Opera for Dorabella in Così fan tutte and joined the Metropolitan Opera for its production of Akhnaten in the 2021-22 season. Next season, she returns to the Lyric Opera of Chicago, where she was a member of the prestigious Ryan Opera Center from 2020-2022, to cover Isolier in Le comte Ory. Last season, she made her debut with the company as Wellgunde in Twilight: Gods, a reimagining of the final chapter of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen.
She is an alumna of the opera studio at Arizona Opera and has previously sung Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Mary Johnson in Spears’ Fellow Travelers, Flora in La traviata, and more. Ms. Beck made her Santa Fe Opera debut as Karolka in Jenufa while an Apprentice Artist and sang her first performances of Sesto in Giulio Cesare with Pittsburgh Festival Opera. With Opera Colorado, she created the role of Lisette in Cohen’s Steal a Pencil for Me.
She is passionate about art song and chamber music and spent two summers as a fellow with the Tanglewood Music Festival. Ms. Beck is a winner of the prestigious George London Foundation Award, the LuminArts Vocal Fellowship in Chicago, and second place in the Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition. She is also a former semi-finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.