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 6-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 in Atlanta, Georgia, and Mother in Capitol City Opera’s world premiere of Curtis Bryant's The Secret Agent.
Ms. Neumann has performed with numerous companies throughout San Francisco Bay including Opera San Jose in its recent productions of 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 recently the soloist for Luciano Berio’s tribute to Martin Luther King, “O King,” and a singer in Taylor Mac’s current tour of A 24-Decade History of Popular Music. She most recently performed as the alto soloist for Handel’s Messiah under the direction of Phillip McLendon in Santa Barbara, CA. Ms. Neumann recently performed in a world premiere of a new choral symphony and performed as The Lady Angela in The Victorian Lyric Opera Company’s production of Patience by Gilbert and Sullivan. She has upcoming performances with Maryland Lyric Opera. When she is not performing on stage, Ms. Neumann leads in the music ministry at the National United Methodist Church in Washington D.C. as a soloist and alto section leader and as the co-director of the Morningstar Choir. Ms. Neumann is also a voice teacher at Harmonic Music Studios in Washington D.C.