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Kate Jackman, mezzo-soprano

Called “winningly wily and dauntless” by Boston Classical Review, American mezzo-soprano Kate Jackman is a multifaceted musician and actress who excels in a variety of musical expressions.

On stage, Kate performed the lead role in Oliver Knussen’s Higglety Pigglety Pop! at the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music and “touchingly incarnated Jennie” (Alex Ross, The New Yorker). Other recent roles include Prince Orlofsky in Fargo-Moorhead Opera’s 2017 production of Die Fledermaus, Giovanna in Charlottesville Opera’s 2017 production of Rigoletto, the title role in Carmen with Maryland Concert Opera, and Bloody Mary in Annapolis Opera’s 2016 production of South Pacific, a role she “performed well physically... with a sly grin heralding a lovely voice.” (Maryland Theater Guide)

In concert, Ms. Jackman has performed solos from Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Christen, atzet diesen Tag over internationally televised programming with The Basilica of the National Shrine in Washington, D.C., Other concert credits include Narrator in Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat with the Lunar Ensemble, and Alto Soloist in both Beethoven’s Mass in C Major and Vivaldi’s Gloria with Maryland Choral Society.

This season, Kate will return to Fargo-Moorhead Opera to sing the role of Bradamante in Handel’s Alcina. She will also perform the Beggar Woman in Baltimore Concert Opera’s Sweeney Todd, and Maestra della Novizie in Delaware Opera’s production of Puccini’s Suor Angelica.