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Congratulations to Eastman studio member Kelly Whitesell on her winning the Lynne Clark Vocal Prize (First Place) at the 2019 Friends of Eastman Opera Competition!
“Her taste is flawless, her repertory limitless.”
“. . . a superb mezzo with a luxurious voice and gripping dramatic instincts! ”
The New York Times
“Miss Ciesinski was a perfect Erica —beautiful, intense, singing with taste and skill.”
- Harold C. Schonberg, The New York Times
"The supporting cast is strong, though Nathan Berg (the Doctor) and Katherine Ciesinski (luxury casting in the tiny role of Margret) stand out as vividly drawn, uncaricatured vocal actors."
Peter Quantrill, Gramophone
". . . mezzo-soprano Katherine Ciesinski brings the often-negligible Margret to life with vocalism of inviolable concentration that makes her a fitting partner for the opera’s equivocal heroine . . . Ciesinski articulates ‘In’s Schwabenland, da mag ich nit’ with apposite simplicity, an exemplary example of the benefit of the work of a major artist in a minor role."
Joseph Newsome, Voix des Arts
Congratulations to Eastman studio member Kathie Kane on her winning second prize at the Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition!
Congratulations to Eastman studio member Athene Mok as she joins the cast of Ghost Love by Hing Yan Chan for performances in Taipei in September!