A rising artist in opera, concert, and recital engagements, mezzo-soprano Kristee Haney continues to make strong impressions as a versatile performer in the varying genres of opera, oratorio, musical theatre and recital / cabaret repertoire. Upcoming engagements include solo engagements in Handel's Messiah and Bach's Matthäus-Passion.
Recent seasons have included a North American and
European tour of Bizet's Carmen with New York City Opera
Renaissance, a return to the Lyric Opera of Kansas City
in Mozart's The Magic Flute, and Verdi's La Traviata,
and a role debut of Massenet's Cendrillon at the Siena
Music Festival in Siena, Italy. While in Siena, Ms.
Haney also appeared in masterclasses with the acclaimed
operatic soprano, Renata Scotto. Ms. Haney returned to
Italy in the summer of 2014, with another role debut as
the title character in Handel's Giulio Cesare with the
Trentino Music Festival in Mezzano.
In the summer of 2012, Ms. Haney was in residence as a
Vocal Fellow at the Music Academy of the West. Onstage
she was seen in Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress, vocal
chamber concerts, cabaret concerts, as well as scenes
from Mozart's Le Nozze Di Figaro and Verdi's La
Traviata. She also studied with Marilyn Horne, while
appearing on masterclasses with artists such as Warren
Jones, Fabrizio Melano.
Ms. Haney has performed roles in opera and musical
theatre across the United States and internationally.
She has sung on the stages of the Siena Music Festival
(Cendrillon / Cendrillon), Trentino Music Festival
(Giulio Cesare / Giulio Cesare), Lyric Opera of Kansas
City (Flora Bervoix / La Traviata, Second Lady / The
Magic Flute, Second Secretary to Mao / Nixon in China,
Clotilde / Norma), Union Avenue Opera (Maddalena /
Rigoletto), Rimrock Opera (Elizabeth Proctor / The
Crucible), Lyric Opera of Kansas City Apprentice Program
(Baba the Turk / The Rake’s Progress, Dinah / Trouble in
Tahiti, Zweite Dame / Die Zauberflöte, Irma Kronkite,
Picnic - World Premiere). Partial role highlights
include: Sister Helen Prejean (Dead Man Walking),
Idamante (Idomeneo), Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro),
Carmen (Carmen), Charlotte (Werther), Hänsel (Hänsel und
Gretel), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Dorabella (Cosi fan
Tutte), and Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier).
No stranger to crossover repertoire, Ms. Haney has been
seen as Mrs. Lovett (Sweeney Todd) with Mobile Opera,
Maria (The Sound of Music) with the New Theatre, and
Countess Charlotte Malcolm (A Little Night Music) with
St. Petersburg Opera. She was also a selected as a
participant for a coachings and a masterclass with
legendary commediane Carol Burnett, singing selections
from Sondheim's Company.
As an active oratorio soloist, Ms. Haney has appeared
with the St. Joseph Symphony, William Baker Festival
Singers, Kansas City Baroque Consortium, Spire Chamber
Ensemble, Orpheus Chamber Singers, Armonia Early Music
Ensemble, Boston Early Music Festival, and the Spoleto
Festival USA. Oratorio highlights include such works as
Duruflé's Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria; Mendelssohn’s
Elijah; Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater; Bach’s Mass in B
Minor, Magnificat, Matthäus-Passion and
Johannes-Passion, as well as Handel’s Dixit Dominus and
Messiah. After a recent performance of Bach’s Mass in B
Minor, Ms. Haney was hailed as the “stand-out soloist …
whose seemingly effortless agility in scaling Bach's
vocal demands was exceptional.”
Ms. Haney continues her vocal studies with renowned
Mezzo Soprano, Joyce Castle.
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