October 12 - 31, 2019
Mezzo-Soprano Kathleen Felty, from Lubbock, Texas, is first-year member of the Ryan Opera Center. She holds Bachelor Degrees in Music and Business Administration from Texas Tech University and a Master of Music from the AJ Fletcher Opera Institute. She was an apprentice singer at the Santa Fe Opera in 2018, where she received the Katharine Mayer Award. At Santa Fe, Kathleen covered the role of Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos. At Fletcher, she performed the roles of Charlotte/Werther, Angelina/La Cenerentola, Unulfo/Rodelinda, Miss Jessell/Turn of the Screw, Geneviève/Impressions de Pelléas, Dinah/Trouble in Tahiti, Komponist/Ariadne auf Naxos, and Paula/Florencia en el Amazonas. She made her North Carolina Opera concert debut in the role of Clotilde/Norma and her Dayton Opera debut in the role of Maddalena/Rigoletto Kathleen was a participant in the 2017 Ravinia-Steans Music Institute Program for Singers. Kathleen is a four-time District Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and a winner of the Charlotte Opera Guild Vocal Competition (2018) and the Heafner Williams Vocal Competition (2019). In Lyric's 2019/20 season, she sings Laura/Luisa Miller and Siegrune/Die Wälkure, while also understudying Jade Boucher/Dead Man Walking, Pauline/Daphnis/The Queen of Spades and 2nd Norn/Götterdämmerung.