Known for her vivid and touching vocal performances, Boston native 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.
Ms. Maysek was a “standout” (The Wall Street Journal) as Cherubino in John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles at The Glimmerglass Festival in 2019. She will reprise the role in her European debut this December. Katherine’s 2019-2020 season also includes engagements with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Odyssey Opera.
Ms. Maysek has collaborated with the Concord Chorale, Burlington Choral Society, The Orchestra Now and the Blanche Moyse Chorale among others. Katherine’s concert repertoire includes Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with maestro Gerard Schwarz, Vivaldi’s Gloria with maestro James Bagwell and numerous Bach oratorios.
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 Dinah (Trouble in Tahiti) Brother (Weisman’s, The Scarlet Ibis), Lisbé (Grétry’s Zémire et Azor), Meg Page (Falstaff), Nerone (L’incoronazione di Poppea) and Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro).
Katherine has also appeared with the Des Moines Metro Opera, the Tanglewood Music Center, Opera Saratoga and the Berkshire Opera Festival. Katherine received her bachelors degree from McGill University and her masters degree from Bard College Conservatory’s Graduate Vocal Arts Program. www.katherinemaysek.com