Mary Kathryn Monday, mezzo-soprano, has been praised for her wide array of vocal colors and passion for characterization on the operatic stage and in recital. In February 2020, Mary Kathryn sang a recital comprised of Cole Porter songs and French art songs at the 440 Gallery in Park Slope, Brooklyn inspired by the beautiful watercolors of “What I Looked At Today” by Joy Makon. Ms. Monday gave a recital with Christopher Berg and Drew Watson entitled "L'amour et la mort" featuring of Berlioz's Les nuits d'été and scenes as Didon from Les Troyens and as Carmen at the National Opera Center. She has an affinity for French music as well as the repertoire of the Great American Songbook!
During the 2018-2019 season, Ms. Monday portrayed Flora in La Traviata, was featured in the female ensemble in Stinney: An American Execution with the Prototype Festival, joined the roster of Opera on Tap, and performed her first pants role as King Egeo in Handel's Teseo with Cantanti Project and Dorian Baroque as part of NY Opera Fest. Other past highlights include Charlotte (Werther) and Maddalena (Rigoletto) with Golden Rose Opera, La suora infermiera (Suor Angelica) with Chelsea Opera, Queen Gertrude (Hamlet) in "Ophelia Transformed" with Cantanti Project, and being featured in the chorus of LoftOpera’s Tosca. Ms. Monday performed two world premieres, "Never Land" by Mavis Pan and "Moment" by Deborah Lau, on the inaugural concert of the Composers Collective.
Mary Kathryn moved to Manhattan upon her graduation from Furman University with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. She continues her vocal studies with Carol Yahr and holds a certificate in French from New York University.