Mary Kathryn Monday, mezzo-soprano, has been praised for her wide array of vocal colors and passion for characterization on the operatic stage. As a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, she grew up around dynamic storytelling which has led her to also perform musical theater and contemporary original works. She recently performed King Egeo in Handel's Teseo with Cantanti Project and Dorian Baroque as part of NY Opera Fest 2019. 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, and joined the roster of Opera on Tap.
During the 2017-18 season, Ms. Monday gave a recital with Christopher Berg and Drew Watson entitled "L'amour et la mort" comprised of Berlioz's Les nuits d'été and scenes as Didon from Les Troyens and as Carmen at the National Opera Center. She also took the stage as Charlotte (Werther) and Maddalena (Rigoletto) with Golden Rose Opera. Other past highlights include 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.