American mezzo-soprano Kristee Haney continues to impact audiences as a versatile performer in the varying genres of opera, oratorio, musical theatre and recital repertoire.
In recent seasons Ms. Haney joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for productions of Janáček’s Jenůfa and Massenet’s Werther. She also performed in North American and European tours of Bizet’s Carmen with the New York City Opera as well as a series of solo recitals. Additional engagements included Carnegie Hall appearances as the alto soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Corigliano’s Fern Hill and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass.
Upcoming engagements include appearances as the title role in Bizet’s Carmen, The Fox in Portman’s The Little Prince with Tulsa Opera and Mrs. Beers in Wuorinen’s Brokeback Mountain with the New York City Opera.
Performing across the United States and internationally, Ms. Haney has appeared with the New York City Opera (Carmen / Carmen), Siena Music Festival (Cendrillon / Cendrillon), Trentino Music Festival (Giulio Cesare / Giulio Cesare), Lyric Opera of Kansas City (Flora / La Traviata, Second Lady / The Magic Flute, Second Secretary to Mao / Nixon in China), Union Avenue Opera (Maddalena / Rigoletto), Rimrock Opera (Elizabeth Proctor / The Crucible), Lyric Opera of Kansas City Apprentice Program (Baba the Turk / The Rake’s Progress, Dinah / Trouble in Tahiti). Partial role highlights include: Sister Helen Prejean (Dead Man Walking), Charlotte (Werther), Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Dorabella (Cosi fan Tutte), and Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier).
In crossover repertoire Ms. Haney has made strong impressions in cabaret performances with New York City Opera at 54 Below, and in full productions as Mrs. Lovett (Sweeney Todd), Maria (The Sound of Music), and Countess Charlotte Malcolm (A Little Night Music). While a Vocal Fellow at the Music Academy of the West, she also worked with legendary comedienne Carol Burnett, performing selections from Sondheim's Company.
As an active oratorio soloist, Ms. Haney has appeared with the New York City Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra Augusta, St. Joseph Symphony, William Baker Festival Singers, Kansas City Baroque Consortium, Spire Chamber Ensemble, Orpheus Chamber Singers, Armonia Early Music Ensemble, Boston Early Music Festival, and the Spoleto Festival USA. Oratorio highlights include such works as Duruflé's Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria; Mendelssohn’s Elijah; Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater; Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Magnificat, Matthäus-Passion and Johannes-Passion, as well as Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Messiah. After a recent performance of Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Ms. Haney was hailed as the “stand-out soloist … whose seemingly effortless agility in scaling Bach's vocal demands was exceptional.”
You can download a printable version of Kristee's resume here.