Mezzo-soprano Katherine Beck is a native of Bennington, Vermont and a recent graduate of the Crane School of Music, having just received her B.M. in performance. Miss Beck has performed throughout the northeast and in Salzburg, Austria, both in operatic roles and as a soloist in art song and oratorio repertoire. Her unique timbre and flexibility have attracted the attention of multiple well-recognized performers, as she has participated in master classes and coachings given by Christine Brewer, Martha Arapis of Greece, Bach specialist and Australian mezzo Sophie Harmsen, and others. Miss Beck has also coached privately at the Metropolitan Opera with world-renowned mezzo and mentor, Stephanie Blythe. Favorite operatic roles include Dorabella in “Così fan tutte,” L’Enfant in “L’Enfant et les Sortilèges,’ and Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors.
Miss Beck is a long-time student of Kerry Ryer-Parke of Bennington, and studied with Prof. Deborah Massell at the Crane School of Music. She is currently studying in New York with soprano and esteemed teacher of voice, Ruth Golden. Miss Beck plans to pursue her career goals in music in attending graduate school in the upcoming years, and will return to Middlebury’s Italian School this summer as a language immersion student and featured soloist in Italian repertoire.