An Informal, cabaret-style evening, with popular opera arias and musical theatre hits, in collaboration with the Opera Guild of Rochester. This casual live performance is perfect those seeking to learn about opera, as well as die-hard fans.
The February 19 performers, Katie Kane and Hannah Harrow, are graduate students at the Eastman School of Music. Come and hear emerging opera talent of the highest caliber.
About the performers:
Kathie Kane is a mezzo-soprano and a current master’s student at the Eastman School of Music studying under Katherine Ciesinski. Her recent role credits include Melissa (La liberazione di Ruggiero, concert version), Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Lazuli (L'Etoile), and Nate (The Fox and the Pomegranate). Partial role credits include Romeo (I Capuleti ed I Montecchi), Cenerentola (La Cenerentola), and the title role in Albert Nobbs. In 2017, she graduated summa cum laude from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. She has participated in several educational programs, including the Frost School of Music summer program in Salzburg, Austria (2015), the OperaWorks Emerging Artists program (2016), and Si parla, si canta (2018). This past November, Kathie performed the role of Mezzo I in the Eastman Opera Theater production of Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Tibetan Book of the Dead.
Soprano Hannah Harrow, a native of Rochester, NY, has been praised for her “brightness, enthusiasm and directness” (Graham Johnson), as well as her “vocal strength” and “radiant expression” (The Lake Placid News). She received her BM (’15) and MM (’18) in Vocal Performance from the Eastman School of Music in the studio of Robert Swensen, and recently began her Doctoral studies in the studio of Kathryn Cowdrick.
Hannah’s notable roles with the Eastman Opera Theater include the comedic step-sister Noemie in Massenet’s Cendrillon, and the gossipy Miss Pinkerton in Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief. She covered Suor Angelica in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Carmela in Umberto’s Mese Mariano, and will cover Donna Elvira in EOT’s upcoming production of Don Giovanni. She worked with Jake Heggie and Gene Sheer during EOT’s staged song cycle production Into The Fire, and has received the opportunity to coach a variety of repertoire with visiting artists Mira Zakai and Renee Fleming. In 2017, she won second prize in the Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition, adjudicated by renowned collaborative pianist and scholar Graham Johnson. During the summers, Hannah regularly sings a variety of operatic, musical theater and concert repertoire with the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, and is a featured artist on their 100th Anniversary recording.