Kathy Pyeatt, soprano

Nationally acclaimed soprano Kathy Pyeatt has recently sung the title role in Tosca with the Asheville Lyric Opera, Bryan (TN) and Springfield (MO) Symphony Orchestras where critics have hailed her as a “greatly talented individual..making the role seem as if it was made for her”. Other recent performances include her debuts with Opéra Louisiane as Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, Winter Opera St. Louis as Alice Ford in Falstaff , and a return to Asheville Lyric Opera for Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni. A local favorite in Milwaukee, Kathy’s memorable performances here have included numerous roles with the Florentine Opera, where she was recently featured as the show-stopping autocratic Lady Billows in Albert Herring and with Skylight Opera Theatre, where her performances include Flora (Fiordiligi)in Cosi Fan Tutte, Constanza in The Abduction from the Seraglio, and the Mother in Hansel & Gretel. On the local scene Kathy has also appeared as a soloist with the Concord Chamber Orchestra, Festival City Symphony, Bel Canto Chorus, Fox Valley Symphony, Racine Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra, Kenosha Symphony, Rockford Symphony Orchestra and others.

Kathy’s versatile acting, intelligent singing, and “impeccable voice” (Waukesha Freeman) have garnered warm praise from the press everywhere. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed her a “genuine triple threat.” The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel noted her voice’s “richness and elegance…attuned to every harmonic and emotional nuance.” Pioneer Press described her stage persona as “passionate in the extreme.” The Springfield News-Leader hailed her “warm and luscious” voice.

Upcoming Kathy will returning to Milwaukee Opera Theatre for the world premier of Thank you. Next? as Diane Samuels,Winter Opera St. Louis as Hanna in The Merry Widow, and as a soloist with Rockford Symphony Orchestra for Strauss' Four Last Songs.

Kathy has also appeared with St. Petersburg Opera, Natchez Opera Festival, Opera Company of North Carolina, Light Opera Works, Springfield Regional Opera, Opera Theatre Highland Park, DuPage Opera Theatre, Chicago City Opera, Impresario Productions, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Pamiro Opera, Milwaukee Opera Theatre, First Stage Milwaukee, and The Milwaukee Opera. Favorite roles include Tosca (Tosca), Violetta (La Traviata), Constanza (The Abduction from the Seraglio), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Rosalinda (Die Fledermaus), Hanna (The Merry Widow), Fiordiligi (Cosi Fan Tutte), Micaela (Carmen), Ilona (Gypsy Love), The Queen of the Night and The First Lady (The Magic Flute), Sybil Vane (The Picture of Dorian Gray), and Adina (The Elixir of Love).

Equally at home on the concert stage her wide ranging repertoire includes performances of Verdi's Requiem, Poulenc's Gloria, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Mozart’s Requiem, Canteloube's Chants d'Auvergne, Whitbourn's Annelies, Mozart's Exsultate, jubilate, Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, Mendelssohn's Elijah and Villa Lobos' Bachianas Brasileiras.

Ms. Pyeatt has been a top prize winner in numerous competitions, including the District and Regional levels of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the MacAllister Awards and the National Association of Teachers of Singing. When Kathy is not on stage singing you can usually find her backstage. She is currently serving as Director for the Wisconsin District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and is the President for SOS, Supporters of Opera Singers, Inc., a nonprofit arts organization aimed at promoting and supporting young opera singers. She has also served as the Education Consultant for the Opera Company of North Carolina in the building of their new Educational Outreach and Young Artist Program.

In her spare time you might find Kathy hiking, golfing, scuba diving, skiing, sailing, or maybe even running a school as operations manager. Her favorite pastime is hanging out with her husband, daughter, naughty chocolate Labrador Mocha, and newly adopted rescue pup, Chloe, in their 100+ year old late Victorian farm home they all restored together in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.



at Third Avenue Playhouse

Benefit for PMF


Leonard Bernstein's Candide 


Third Avenue Playhouse
239 N. Third Avenue
Sturgeon Bay, WI


Thursday, July 27, 7:30 p.m.
How Much? 
$28 Adults/$12 Students/$7 Children 

How to Order:

Call Third Avenue Playhouse at 920-743-1760 and tell them that you are with Peninsula Music Festival.

What For?

Underwriting for the Festival's $10 Student Ticket Program.
Students and children may attend any concert and sit in any seat for just $10.

How Does it Work?

The Peninsula Music Festival will receive a percentage of the net ticket sales based on the number of our supporters who attend; as little ast 10% and as high as 25%.
REMEMBER: You must tell them that you are with Peninsula Music Festival for us to get credit for the sale.

Victor Yampolsky tells the story of his coming to the USA

The video is in six parts:






Garden Party

Friday, June 30, 2017: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

McKeefry & Yeomans Gardens

2576 Old Lime Kiln Rd, Baileys Harbor

Limit: 30 - $100 per person (plus tax)

Enjoy wine and lemonade along with appetizers provided by local Door County restaurants and businesses while you walk the glorious gardens. 

Bruce McKeefry will be available for a tour and to answer your gardening questions.

Music Provided by David Bell of the Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra.

Wear your garden hats and be ready to compete:

Best Female Hat: Spot Gift Certificate
Best Male Hat: Lampert Lumber Gift Certificate


Garden Party Fundraiser for Peninsula Music Festival, McKeefry & Yeomans Gardens
2576 Old Lime Kiln Rd, Baileys Harbor
$100 per person (plus tax) - No tickets will be issued for this event. Your name will be on a guest list when you arrive.
Limit: 30 People
Order on Line or Call 920-854-4060


Peninsula Music Festival Inc

August Symphony Series performance location

Door Community Auditorium - Fish Creek 

The Peninsula Music Festival - 10347 Highway 42

Unit B Green Gables Shops 

P.O. Box 340, Ephraim, Wisconsin  54211

email: musicfestival@musicfestival.com

Phone: (920) 854-4060