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Mezzo-Soprano Soloist for Mozart's REQUIEM: Kathryn Weld

Mezzo-soprano Kathryn Weld has performed extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan. She has made two solo appearances with the New York Philharmonic, with Charles Dutoit conducting Da Falla’s Three-Cornered Hat and with Kurt Masur in Grieg's Peer Gynt. She made her Carnegie Hall debut to critical acclaim in a performance of Bach's Mass in B Minor with Musica Sacra. Among her solo appearances with the Seattle Symphony, those in Alexander Nevsky elicited strong praise for "her beauty of tone, a long line and a handsome shaping of Prokofiev's phrases" Seattle PI - RM Campbell.

Highlights of additional symphonic work include Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with the Seattle Youth Symphony, Berlioz' Les Nuits d'Eté with the Rainier Symphony, and Handel's Messiah with the Portland Baroque Orchestra, with whom she was heard in a live broadcast of Messiah on National Public Radio. Other performances include those with the Sapporo Symphony in Japan, the Bavarian Radio Choir, the Prague Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra under Nicholas McGegan, the Mark Morris Dance Company, and the Oregon Symphony.

On the stage, Weld has appeared with the Seattle Opera, the Regensburg Theater in Germany, Opera Carolina, Tacoma Opera, and Opera New Jersey, among others. Her roles include Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Orfeo in Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice. Recent roles include Julia Child in Lee Hoiby's one-woman opera Bon Appétit!.

Acclaimed for her interpretations of lieder and contemporary art song, Weld has been featured with the Seattle Chamber Players, Music of Remembrance, the Nordic Heritage Museum Concerts, and the Trinity Recital Series in New York. She has appeared in recitals in Paris, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, and Munich. Weld serves on the voice faculty of Western Washington University.

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