Kathryn Lewek has established herself as one of this generation’s most thrilling coloratura sopranos. Last season reached the remarkable milestone of Kathryn’s fiftieth performance in The Magic Flute (The Queen of the Night) at The Metropolitan Opera, surpassing The Met’s record for the most performances of a role by a single artist. The New York Times declared her performance “utterly enthralling.” Ms. Lewek has brought her Queen to more than twenty-five companies in over 300 performances to date.
This season includes two highly anticipated role débuts: the title role in Lakmé at Opéra de Nice and Roméo et Juliette (Juliette) with Toledo Opera, alongside her husband, tenor Zach Borichevsky, as Roméo. Additional performances include Les contes d’Hoffmann (Olympia) at Semperoper Dresden and a debut in Der Schauspieldirektor (Madame Herz/Tonina) with the Vienna Philharmonic. Ms. Lewek performs the Queen with Semperoper Dresden, The Metropolitan Opera, the Cleveland Orchestra, and at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia. She will also perform in the world premiere of Matthew Aucoin and Peter Sellars’ Unsilent Spring, presented by DACAMERA.
Last season included role débuts in Rossini’s Le comte Ory (Countess Adèle) with Lyric Opera of Chicago and Les contes d’Hoffmann (the Heroines) with Deutsche Oper Berlin, as well as a reprisal of the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor for Opéra de Nice. Recent seasons have also included Benvenuto Cellini (Teresa) with Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona; Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Konstanze) with Deutsche Oper Berlin and subsequently in her house début with the Bayerische Staatsoper; Ariodante (Ginevra) with Opera Monte Carlo; the title role in Maria Stuarda with Edmonton Opera; and Handel’s Orlando (Angelica) on tour throughout Europe.