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Katelyn Neumann, mezzo-soprano, hails from Santa Barbara, California. Ms. Neumann has a Master of Music in Vocal Performance degree from California State University, Northridge and a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Ms. Neumann has been the recipient of numerous accolades from both local and national music organizations, including being a six-time Santa Barbara Music Club scholarship winner, honorary club member, and performer. Ms. Neumann has performed several operatic roles with highlights including Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro with the Lyric Opera Studio in Weimar, Germany, Maddalena in Verdi’s Rigoletto with Capitol City Opera, and Mother in Capitol City Opera’s world premiere of Curtis Bryant's The Secret Agent.
Ms. Neumann has performed with numerous companies throughout the San Francisco Bay Area in California including Opera San Jose in Madama Butterfly, Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute, and Le Nozze di Figaro. She made her debut with Lamplighters Musical Theatre in San Francisco as Leila in Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe and performed lead roles with Lyric Theatre of San Jose in its productions of The Prince of Pilsen, Utopia Limited, and Iolanthe (performing the role of the Fairy Queen). Ms. Neumann was especially pleased to perform with Palo Alto Children’s Theatre as Mother Pig and the Three Vendors in a musical version of The Three Little Pigs in which she helped foster a love for musical theater in thousands of young, eager listeners.
Ms. Neumann enjoys performing several styles of music and was the soloist for Luciano Berio’s “O King,” a tribute to Martin Luther King. She was a singer in Taylor Mac’s tour of A 24-Decade History of Popular Music. She also sang in the world premiere of the theatrical concert Iron and Coal by Jeremy Schonfeld.
Ms. Neumann currently resides in Washington D.C. where she sings with Maryland Lyric Opera, Opera NOVA, and The Victorian Lyric Opera Company. When she is not performing on stage, she works as part of the music ministry at National United Methodist Church in Washington D.C. where she is the Alto Section Leader in the Chancel Choir and the Director of the Children’s Choir. Ms. Neumann also teaches voice and piano and leads after-school music classes.
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