Ryan Opera Center Ensemble
Katherine Beck is sponsored by Sasha Gerritson and Eugene Jarvis and the Thierer Family Foundation.
Originally from Bennington, Vermont, first-year Ryan Opera Center mezzo-soprano Katherine Beck has been recognized for her unique sound and honest performances throughout the United States.
Beck was most recently heard onstage at the Metropolitan Opera, where she competed as a semi-finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions in February 2020. That same week, she was a winner of a prestigious George London Foundation award.
In 2019, Beck portrayed Karolka/Jenůfa and covered Dorabella/Così fan tutte at The Santa Fe Opera. She is a former artist of the Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio, where she recently was heard as Mary Johnson/Fellow Travelers and Cherubino/The Marriage of Figaro. Other Arizona Opera credits include Catherine Wright/Shining Brow, Madeleine Audebert/Silent Night, and Flora/La traviata. While at Opera Colorado in 2018, Beck sang Lisette/Gerald Cohen’s Steal a Pencil for Me (world premiere). Beck has numerous recital and chamber-music credits, including two summers as a fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center.