Katherine Beck


Ryan Opera Center Ensemble

Katherine Beck is sponsored by Maree G. Bullock, Frank B. Modruson and Lynne C. Shigley, and the Thierer Family Foundation.

Originally from Bennington, Vermont, second-year mezzo-soprano Katherine Beck was most recently heard onstage at the Metropolitan Opera, where she competed as a semi-finalist in the Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition in February 2020. That same week, she received a prestigious George London Foundation Award. In 2019, Beck portrayed Karolka/Jenůfa and covered Dorabella/Così fan tutte at The Santa Fe Opera as an Apprentice Artist. She is a former member of the Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio, where she has been 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, the mezzo 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.

In the 2020/21 season of virtual programming, she appeared in the Harris Theater’s Beyond the Aria series and for Lyric in Sole e Amore, Magical Music Around the World, and Rising Stars in Concert.

In Lyric’s 2021/22 season, Beck sings in Sunday in the Park with Lyric’s Rising Stars.