Kathryn Lewek, a Coloratura Queen

October 22, 2022, 4:00 pm

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Kathryn Lewek portrait in graphic black and white shoulder wrap.
Kathryn Lewek (Photo: Simon Pauly)

In 2017, Kathryn Lewek made a lasting impression singing her signature role, the Queen of the Night, in Lyric Opera’s The Magic Flute. The thrilling coloratura soprano returns next month to co-star in Rossini’s Le Comte Ory alongside Lawrence Brownlee. She joins Oliver Camacho to discuss the musicianship and technique required to sing some of the most demanding music in opera, and her new album of cantatas by Handel.

Watch Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night below and learn more about her recital The Food of Love with tenor Zach Borichevsky and pianist Craig Ketter HERE.


Playlist

All selections feature soprano Kathryn Lewek.

George Frideric Handel: Apollo e Dafne, HWV 122
Aria, “Ardi, adori, e preghi in vano”
Il Pomo d’Oro
Francesco Corti, harpsichord and direction
Handel: Apollo e Dafne  & Armida abbandonata 
Pentatone PTC-5186965

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “Great” Mass in C Minor, K. 427
“Christe eleison” from Kyrie
“Domine Deus” from Gloria
Susanna Phillips, soprano II
Music of the Baroque Chorus and Orchestra
Dame Jane Glover, conductor
2017 concert performance used with permission of Music of the Baroque

Handel: Armida abbandonata, HWV 105
Il Pomo d’Oro
Francesco Corti, harpsichord and direction
Handel: Apollo e Dafne  & Armida abbandonata 
Pentatone PTC-5186965

Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata
Duet, “Parigi, o cara”
Zach Borichevsky, tenor
Craig Ketter, piano
The Food of Love: A Benefit Concert for the United Nations World Food Program
Used with permission of artists

Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Aria, “Regnava nel silenzio”
Operalia 2013 — Live
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