Katherine DeYoung

Mezzo-soprano

Biography

Mezzo-soprano Katherine DeYoung, originally from Traverse City, Michigan, is in her second year as a member of the Michigan Opera Theatre Studio program. In May 2020, she will join the Ensemble of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago for their 2020/2021 season.

Last season with Michigan Opera Theatre, Katherine performed The Sandman in Hänsel und Gretel, the Old Lady in Candide, The Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, covered Olga in Eugene Onegin, performed Mae and covered Ma Joad in The Grapes of Wrath. In the summers of 2018 and 2019, she was an Apprentice with the Santa Fe Opera, where she covered the role of The Mayor’s Wife in Jenůfa and performed the Act One Duet from La Favorita and the Act One Finale as Ma Joad from The Grapes of Wrath for the Apprentice Scenes programs.

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