American soprano Kathryn Lewek has established herself as one of the leading coloratura sopranos of her generation and is now expanding her repertoire in the direction of some of the most challenging soprano roles. Her interpretation of her signature role, Mozart’s Queen of the Night, has garnered international acclaim both for her technical virtuosity and for the emotional intensity of her portrayal. She has made her debut in this role in productions of Die Zauberflöte at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, the Bregenz Festival, the Metropolitan Opera, the Washington National Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Houston Grand Opera, the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, the Leipzig Opera, the Opéra de Toulon, the English National Opera, the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen, the Vienna State Opera, the Welsh National Opera and the Teatro Real in Madrid.
In concert Kathryn Lewek has appeared in performances of Handel’s Messiah with the Oratorio Society of New York and with Musica Sacra at Carnegie Hall in four consecutive seasons. She has also performed Mozart’s C minor Mass with Music of the Baroque, Bach’s B minor Mass with Soli Deo Gloria, Carmina Burana with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra under John Nelson, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Haydn’s Die Schöpfung.
On the operatic stage she has already sung an impressive number of leading female roles. Among her most recent engagements are Teresa (Benvenuto Cellini) at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor and Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia) for Opera Carolina, the title role in Maria Stuarda with Edmonton Opera and Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin. She makes her Salzburg Festival debut as Ginevra (Ariodante) at Whitsun 2017.
Plans include further appearances as the Queen of the Night at the Metropolitan Opera, the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and the Deutsche Oper in Berlin as well as with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra and Cunegonde (Candide) for the Washington National Opera. Further ahead she will return to the Liceu and to the Dutch National Opera and make her debut in the three leading female roles in Les Contes d’Hoffmann.
Current as of May 2017