Canadian mezzo-soprano Kady Evanyshyn is championing the crossroads of classical opera and contemporary vocal music. She has been hailed by New York Classical Review for her “lovely, dramatic voice,” and Musical America for her “delectable” musical interpretations. Evanyshyn recently joined the Hamburg Staatsoper’s International Opera Studio, where she debuted as Glascha (Kát’a Kabanová) and will appear as Zweite Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Sändmannchen (Hänsel und Gretel), Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Zweite Knappe (Parsifal), Un pastore (Tosca), and Zweite Magd (Elektra).
Evanyshyn has worked with ensembles such as the Kronos Quartet and the ÆON Music Ensemble. Recent highlights include the world premiere of Stefano Gervasoni’s Drei Grabschriften with Focus Festival, and debuting as Second Woman in Mary Birnbaum’s production of Dido and Aeneas, conducted by Avi Stein, in New York (The Juilliard School), South Carolina (Joye in Aiken Festival), London (Holland Park), Versailles (Opéra Royal de Versailles), and Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain at Music Academy of the West, conducted by Daniela Candillari, where she sang the role of Claire, and participating in Carnegie Hall’s 2020 SongStudio with Renée Fleming, which culminated in her Carnegie Hall debut.
Evanyshyn is an alumnus of many prestigious summer programs, including the Aspen Music Festival (New Horizons Fellow), Houston Grand Opera’s Young Artists Vocal Academy, Music Academy of the West, and Classic Lyric Arts. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School, where she was granted the John Erskine Faculty Prize for exceptional scholastic and artistic achievement. She has been awarded the Tudor Bowl at the Winnipeg Music Festival and a Novick Career Advancement Grant, and is supported by the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation.