Katherine DeYoung



American mezzo-soprano Katherine DeYoung, whose voice has been described by Opera News as “lustrous” is a former member of the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. There, she sang Giovanna in Ernani, conducted by Music Director Enrique Mazzola to open the season, and Mercédès in Carmen. In the 2023-2024 season, Ms. DeYoung performs as Hansel in Hansel and Gretel with San Antonio Opera, and Mayor’s Wife in Jenůfa with Lyric Opera of Chicago. In concert, Ms. DeYoung joins Dayton Opera in their season opening concert as Prince Orlofsky in scenes from Die Fledermaus, and Santa Fe Symphony as the alto soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9 conducted by Guillermo Figueroa.

Previous seasons at have included performances as the Second Lady in Barrie Kosky’s famed Magic Flute, as well as Chicago Lyric Opera’s annual Rising Stars concerts, a special virtual program entitled Sole e Amore with Enrique Mazzola as pianist, a program entitled Magical Music Around the World, and several art song recordings and broadcasts through Chicago’s local classical music station, WFMT. Recent projects outside of Lyric include Verdi’s Requiem with Michigan State University.

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