Katherine Lerner

Katherine Lerner


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«"tief und kupfern leuchtendem Arioso" DEEP AND COPPER-LUMINESCENT ARIOSO»
frankfurter allgemeine ZEITUNG (2017)
«"und auch die kleineren Rollen der toten Erna (Katherine Lerner) IST hervorragend besetzt. " And the smaller role of the dead erna is outstandingly played.»
«"Katherine Lerner überzeugte mit dunklem Mezzosopran als Erna"»
Das Opernglas (2017)
2017Wagner: Die WalküreGrimgerde
2017Wagner: Die WalküreSchwertleite
2017Strauss R.: Frau ohne Schatten, Op. 65Amme
2017Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelGertrud
2016Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelDie Knusperhexe (The Witch)
2016Wagner: GötterdämmerungWaltraute
2016Wagner: Der fliegende HolländerMary
2015Wagner R.: Das RheingoldErda
2015Wagner: Die WalküreFricka
2015Wagner R.: Das RheingoldErda
2014Giordano: Andrea ChénierBersi
2013Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginPrincess Olga
2012Mozart: Die Zauberflöte3. Dame
2012Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelDie Knusperhexe (The Witch)
2011Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosDryade
2011Puccini: La Fanciulla del WestWowkle
2011Verdi: ErnaniGiovanna
2011Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroMarcellina
2011Verdi: RigolettoPaggio
2011Verdi: RigolettoGiovanna
2011Verdi: RigolettoMaddalena
2010Bizet: CarmenMercédès
2010Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroCherubino
2010Rossini: La CenerentolaTisbe
2010Berg: Lulu (1935)Der Gymnasiast (A Highschool Boy)
2010Stravinsky: The Rake's ProgressBaba The Turk
2009Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaLola
2009Puccini: Madama ButterflySuzuki
2009Gounod: FaustFaust
2009Berg: Lulu (1935)Ihre Mutter (Lulu's Mother)
2008Massenet: ManonRosette
2006Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelSandmännchen (The Sandman)
2006Nicolai: Die lustigen Weiber von WindsorFrau Reich
2006Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelSandmännchen (The Sandman)
2005Stravinsky: The Rake's ProgressMother Goose
2005Poulenc: Dialogues des CarmélitesMadame De Croissy
2004Britten: Albert HerringFlorence Pike


Hailed for her voice of "gleaming black lacquer," mezzo-soprano Katherine Lerner wields her richly hued instrument with sensitivity and expression.

Ms. Lerner is graduate of the Lyric Opera of Chicago's Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center, where she sang numerous roles on the mainstage during her three year tenure. She has also worked at the Metropolitan Opera, understudying Olga in Eugene Onegin and Bersi in Andrea Chenier. Currently, she is a Dramatic Mezzo at the Landestheater Linz.
Prior to her acceptance into the Ryan Opera Center, Miss Lerner received her Masters in Opera from the Curtis Institute of Music, and her Bachelors in Voice from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Miss Lerner is the recipient of a Richard F. Gold Career Grant, as well as awards from the Opera Columbus, Opera Birmingham, and Florida Grand Opera competitions.
The mezzo is an accomplished recitalist, having honed her skills at the Music Academy of the West and the Steans Institute at Ravinia. She has performed with top-tier orchestras around the country, including the San Francisco Symphony, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Cleveland Orchestra. Recent engagements include the Witch in Hansel and Gretel with Knoxville Opera and Third Lady in The Magic Flute in the Lyric Opera of Chicago. This spring, she sang the role of Erna in Haas' Morgen und Abend with the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg to great reviews. In the 2017-2018 season, she will join the ensemble at the Landestheater Linz as a Dramatic Mezzo, singing Amme (Frau ohne Schatten), Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde), Mutter (Hänsel und Gretel), and Larina (Eugene Onegin), among others.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Wagner: Die Walküre Grimgerde No 2017
Wagner: Die Walküre Schwertleite No 2017
Strauss R.: Frau ohne Schatten, Op. 65 Amme Landestheater Linz 2017
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel Gertrud Landestheater Linz 2017
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel Die Knusperhexe (The Witch) 1 week Knoxville Opera 2016