Nancy Maultsby



American mezzo-soprano Nancy Maultsby is in demand by opera companies and orchestras throughout the world.  Her unique vocal timbre and insightful musicianship allow her to pursue a repertoire extending from the operas of Monteverdi and Handel to recent works by John Adams.  She regularly performs the major heroines of nineteenth-century French, Italian, and German opera and the great symphonic masterpieces.

Highlights of Nancy Maultsby’s 2016-2017 season include performances of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande with the Cleveland Orchestra as Geneviève in a new semi-staged production by Yuval Sharon, conducted by Franz Welser-Möst. 2015-2016 season featured performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the San Antonio Symphony conducted by Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Handel’s Messiah with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Edward Polochick, as well as a return to Lyric Opera of Kansas City as Ježibaba in Dvořák’s Rusalka.

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“Nancy Maultsby’s huge, rich mezzo-soprano made a remarkable impact as Judith.”

Seattle Times

“[In Das Lied von der Erde] Ms. Maultsby’s plangent reading of “Der Abschied,” the work’s finale, had a soul-shaking directness.”

Allan Kozinn

The New York Times