Katherine Whyte, soprano | Richard Masters, piano
Music on Mondays visiting artist series
July 15, 2021
Monday, Nov. 15, 2021 at 8 p.m., Squires Recital Salon
Katherine Whyte has performed on opera and concert stages across her native Canada, the United States, and Europe. Opera Today has hailed her for her “keen artistic sensibility” while the San Francisco Classical Voice has praised her “her glamorous, vibrato-rich voice.” The 2019-2020 season included her return to the Metropolitan Opera to cover Despina in "Così fan tutte" and her debut with Heartbeat Opera as Agathe in "Der Freischütz." This season, she sings Fiordiligi in "Così fan tutte" with Opera Grand Rapids and makes her debut with Intermountain Opera Bozeman as the Countess in "Le nozze di Figaro."
School of Performing Arts Associate Professor Richard Masters is a soloist, opera coach, chamber musician, and orchestral pianist. His significant collaborations include concerts with baritone Donnie Ray Albert, flutist Valerie Coleman, mezzo-soprano Marta Senn, the late mezzo-soprano Barbara Conrad, and many others. He has appeared with former Boston Symphony principal trombonist Norman Bolter, former Juilliard String Quartet violinist Earl Carlyss, saxophonist Harvey Pittel, and under the baton of the late Lorin Maazel. Masters has performed solo, chamber, and vocal recitals throughout the United States and in Europe. In addition to his performances as a pianist, he is active in the world of opera and musical theatre as a coach and conductor. Masters is a Yamaha Artist.