Caitlin Lynch, Soprano
Declared “luminous” by the New York Times and “eloquent” by the Wall Street Journal, soprano Caitlin Lynch is captivating audiences with her portrayals of iconic leading ladies. With a repertoire that encompasses Mozart to Verdi and Handel to Heggie, Ms. Lynch brings her dynamic portrayals of both classic and contemporary operas to stages around the world.
The soprano’s concert engagements this season include the soprano II soloist in Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with Handel and Haydn Society, the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Kansas City Symphony and Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony with the South Bend Symphony. Later in the season, she continues her interpretation of works by composer Jake Heggie, appearing with Portland Opera as Bea in Three Decembers. More on Ms. Lynch can be found on her website - http://www.caitlinlynchsoprano.com/
Renee Tatum, Mezzo-soprano
Noted for her “gleaming vocalism” (Opera News), mezzo-soprano Renée Tatum is an incredibly important artist of her generation. The 2019-20 begins as Flosshilde in Wagner’s Götterdammerung with The National Taichung Theater in Taiwan, followed by her role debut as Kundry in Parsifal, under the baton of Maestro Arthur Fagen. Ms. Tatum then returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Dritte Dame in The Magic Flute and sings Azucena in Il Trovatore with Pensacola Opera. She also joins the South Bend Symphony as the alto soloist in Mahler’s Second Symphony, sings Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with The Masterworks Chorale, and ends the season as Cornelia in Giulio Cesare with The Boston Lyric Opera.
Last season, Ms. Tatum sang in Nico Muhly’s Marnie at the Metropolitan Opera, followed by her debut with The Philadelphia Orchestra as the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors. Ms. Tatum also returned to the Metropolitan Opera as Waltraute and Flosshilde in Der Ring des Nibelugen. She sang Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody with the Cecilia Chorus at Carnegie Hall, was the alto soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with The Philadelphia Orchestra, and closed the season as Waltraute in Die Walkürie with The Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Mahler Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection"