A double prize winner at the 2013 Operalia World Opera Competition, Soprano Kathryn Lewek is rapidly establishing herself as one of the most promising emerging artists today. Current and upcoming engagements include her Metropolitan Opera and Washington National Opera debuts performing the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute. She will also perform the role with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, as well as sing the role of the Fairy in Cendrillon with New Orleans Opera, and the role of Angelica in Orlando with Hobart Baroque in Tasmania. Concert performances include the soprano solo in Handel’s Messiah with the Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall. Future seasons see returns to the Bregenz Festival, a new production of Lucia di Lammermoor, and a company debut with Welsh National Opera.
Ms. Lewek made several company debuts last season, performing Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute with English National Opera and Nashville Opera, as well as Handel’s Messiah with Musica Sacra of New York at Carnegie Hall and Carmina Burana with the Toledo Symphony. Recent European debuts also included Dolcina in Suor Angelica with the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester and the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute with Opera Leipzig, Opera de Toulon, and the Bregenz Festival, where she also performed the role of Jessica in the world premiere of André Tchaikowsky’s The Merchant of Venice.