Kathleen Felty, Mezzo-Soprano, is a fellow with the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute, pursuing a Master of Music in Vocal Performance. In Fletcher Institute productions this year, Kathleen will be featured as Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti, Angelina in La Cenerentola and Geneviève in Impressions de Pelléas.
In January 2016, Kathleen competed in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, where she was awarded New Mexico District Winner and won second place in the Rocky Mountain Regional Finals. In January 2017, Kathleen was awarded MONC North Carolina District Winner. She was a recipient of the 2017 Encouragement Award from the Heafner-Williams vocal competition and a 2017 fellow in the Ravinia-Steans Music Institute Program for Singers.
Kathleen has performed the roles of the Composer in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute’s production of Ariadne auf Naxos in April 2017, Paula in Fletcher’s production of Florencia en el Amazonas in 2017, the Zia Principessa in Texas Tech Opera’s production of Suor Angelica in 2014. She has performed scenes from Gianni Schicchi, Le nozze di Figaro, Norma and La Cenerentola. Her solo concert work includes Handel’s Messiah, Duruflé’s Requiem, and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy.
Kathleen is an alumna of Texas Tech University, where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance.