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 Opera 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 there 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.

Upcoming Kathy will be returning to the Peninsula Music Festival (Fish Creek, WI) and Classic Concerts (Springfield, MO) as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Milwaukee Opera Theatre as Diane Samuels in a workshop reading of their world premier Thank You, Next, and as a soloist with Festival City Symphony for Strauss' Four Last Songs.

Kathy has appeared in leading roles with the Florentine Opera, St. Petersburg Opera, Winter Opera, Asheville Lyric Opera, Natchez Opera Festival, Opera Company of North Carolina, Opera Louisiane, Skylight Opera Theatre, 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, The Milwaukee Opera and others.

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 Region 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, and naughty chocolate Labrador, Mocha.

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