Kathleen Flynn
Mezzo-soprano
Kathleen Flynn has been a participant of the Bach Festival for nine seasons. Her voice has been described as “A voice imbued with theatrical intensity and shimmering beauty" (Globe and Mail) and "A lush voice and hidden reserves of power" (The New Yorker). A Sullivan Foundation award winner, Kathleen has sung under the baton of Seiji Ozawa, Julius Rudel, Robert Spano, Christopher Hogwood, Mario Bernardi and Jane Glover. She has sung with Chicago Opera Theater, New York State Baroque, at the National Arts Center of Ottawa with the Winnipeg Ballet, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Juilliard Theater and The Kennedy Center. Recent performances include Voyage: a recital of French Mélodie in Boston and as Mrs. Goodman in Steven Stucky’s August 4, 1964 with Andrew Megill at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Kathleen holds degrees from SUNY Stonybrook (DMA), the Julliard School (JOC & MMUS), University of Toronto (Opera Studies) and Dalhousie University (BMUS). Her recordings include A Hand of Bridge by Samuel Barber with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra and Fugue Mill, an album of jazz/celtic fusion. She is currently on faculty at Berklee College of Music and Tufts University in Boston, MA.