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Opera Performance with Orchestra

RoleCompany, Conductor/Director

Desdemona, Otello (Verdi)Delaware Valley Opera, New York, Carol Castel

Sieglinde, Die Walküre (Wagner)  Tyrolean Opera, Austria, Kathryn Wright

Amelia, Un ballo in maschera (Verdi)Burgas Philharmonic & Chorus, Bulgaria, Valeri Vatchev

Countess, Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart)Capitol Opera of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Jay Risser, Kathleen Torchia

Siegrune, Die Walküre (Wagner) New Jersey Concert Opera, Robert Butts

Mother, Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti) Rhinebeck Productions, New York, Herb Grossman, Sara Keene

Marschallin, Der Rosenkavalier (Strauss)NY Opera Forum, Richard Nechamkin

Zia, Madama Butterfly (Puccini)Chatauqua Opera, New York, Anton Coppola

Alice Ford, Falstaff (Verdi)Opera Theatre of North Texas, Anshel Brusilow

Female chorus, Rape of Lucretia (Britten)Opera Theatre of North Texas, Dennis Wakeling

Lady Billows, Albert Herring (Britten)Opera Theatre of North Texas, Serge Zehnacker

Giorgetta, Il Tabarro (Puccini)Opera Theatre of North Texas, Dennis Wakeling

Fiordiligi, Cosi fan tutte (Mozart)Opera Theatre of North Texas, Serge Zehnacker

Artist Development Programs

 

Aida, Aida (Verdi)New York Opera Studio at Vassar, Carol and Nico Castel

Ariadne, Ariadne auf Naxos (Strauss)New York Opera Studio at Vassar Carol and Nico Castel

Marschallin, Der Rosenkavalier (Strauss)Chatuaqua Studio Artist Marlena Malas

Mimi, La Boheme (Puccini)Bel Canto Foundation, Busseto Italy Carlo Bergonzi

Desdemona, Otello (Verdi)Bel Canto Foundation, Busseto Italy Renata Tebaldi

Concert Performance

 

German Lieder Recital, Schumann, Brahms, Strauss • Delaware Valley Opera, New York, Lucy Arner, pianist

Operatic recital, arias by Verdi and Cilea • Saturday Soiree at Steinway Hall, NYC, Michael Fennelly, pianist

Solo recital, works by Rorem, Corigliano, Mozart • Recital at NY Poetry Forum, Mark Fiedler, pianist

Soloist, televised September 11th Memorial • City of Jersey City, NJ, Guy Catrillo

Soloist, Britten, Hymn to St. Cecilia • NYCS Chamber Singers, Penna Rose

Soloist, Britten, Rejoice in the Lamb • New York Choral Society, John Daly Goodwin

Soloist, Ives, Psalm XXI • New York Choral Society at Carnegie Hall, John Daly Goodwin

Awards and Scholarships

 

Full scholarship Bel Canto Foundation, Busseto, Italy

Ms. Opal Fultz, Fort Worth, Texas

Vocal Coaches

 

Nico Castel, Kathryn Wright, Oresta Cybriwsky, Mitchell Cirker, Fiora Contino, Elizabeth Hastings, Harold Heiberg,

Louis Menendez, Norman Shetler

 

Voice student of Carol Kirkpatrick

Education

 

Bachelor of Music, Voice Performance, Texas Christian University

Master of Music, Voice Performance, North Texas State University

Voice student of Betty Utter (undergraduate) and Laurel Miller (graduate)

Special Interests and Activities

 

I play piano and guitar, collect vintage costume jewelry, and design websites.

Soprano Kathy Geary began her operatic career with a stellar debut as Mimi in Puccini’s La boheme in Busseto, Italy, where tenor Carlo Bergonzi and soprano Renata Tebaldi were among her early mentors. She completed undergraduate studies in voice at Texas Christian University, and graduate work at University of North Texas, where she sang a variety of staged roles with orchestra, including Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Alice Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff, and Giorgetta in Puccini’s Il tabarro.

Ms. Geary appeared with the New Jersey Concert Opera Orchestra as Siegrune in a full-length concert performance of Die Walküre. Further engagements have included the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro with the Capitol Opera Company of Harrisburg, and Amelia in Un ballo in maschera with Bulgaria’s Burgas Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, as well as a concert at New York’s Steinway Hall, where she performed arias from Un ballo in maschera and Adriana Lecouvreur with pianist Michael Fennelley, and performances of scenes from Verdi’s Otello and Wagner’s Die Walküre in a series of summer concerts in Austria’s Tyrolean Alps. She sang a German Leider recital as a fund raising event for the Delaware Valley Opera and is scheduled to sing Desdemona in their 2012 production of Verdi’s Otello.

Cilea

Adriana Lecouvreur (Adriana)

Mozart

Le Nozze di Figaro (Countess)

Puccini

Tosca (Tosca)

Il Tabarro (Giorgetta)

Strauss

Ariadne auf Naxos (Ariadne)

Der Rosenkavalier (Marschallin)

Elektra (Chrysothemis)

Verdi

Aida (Aida)

Un Ballo in Maschera (Amelia)

Don Carlo (Elisabetta)

Falstaff (Alice Ford)

La Forza del Destino (Leonora)

Otello (Desdemona)

Wagner

Die Walküre (Sieglinde)

Lohengrin (Elsa)

Tannhäuser (Elisabeth)